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February 18  ·  Industry News »

Geoffrey Canada to Leave Harlem Children’s Zone

Geoffrey Cananda will step down from his role as chief executive of the Harlem Children’s Zone in June, the New York Times reported. more

February 11  ·  Industry News »

Cristina Jimenez Recognized in Forbes

Cristina Jimenez, managing director of United We Dream, was recognized in Forbes Magazine as one of the top 30 law and policy influencers under 30. more

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RESEARCH »

Investing In Community Land Trusts

A Conversation With CLT Funders

Over the past four decades, the community land trust movement has grown steadily in the US. Today there are approximately 240 CLTs in 45 states and DC. Their growth has accelerated in the past few years as CLTs have become embraced by community builders, organizers, advocates of affordable housing, asset building, smart growth and transit oriented development, local governments and the philanthropic community. Especially important has been the philanthropic community whose initial and ongoing support has made much of this growth possible. Why have funders embraced CLTs? To answer that question, NHI interviewed 15 funders from 13 foundations whose scope ranges from local, to state, to regional and national. Their responses are detailed here

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When The Tired, Poor, Huddled Masses Fought Back

Financial Justice: The People's Campaign to Stop Lender Abuse, by Larry Kirsch and Robert N. Mayer, Praeger, May 2013. 236 pp. $48.00 (Hardcover). Available on Amazon.