Library - Housing-Com Development

BUILDING COMMUNITY WEALTH - COMMUNITY-WEALTH.ORG
https://community-wealth.org/about/vision-mission.html
From the website: “Community-Wealth.org brings together, for the first time, information about the broad range of community wealth strategies, policies, models, and innovations. The site is built upon the proposition that above all, practitioners, policy makers, academics and the media need solid, cross-cutting information and tools that can help them to understand and support the expansion of these institutions. Across-the-board information, experience, and expertise can also contribute to creating a favorable policy environment in which community wealth approaches are more fully legitimized, recognized, and appreciated as meaningful to the revitalization of our communities.”

CHICAGO CHA'S FAILED EFFORTS TO END HOUSING SEGREGATION
https://chicagoreader.com/news-politics/the-chas-supervoucher-program-a-desegregation-strategy-that-never-was/
This Chicago Reader 2015-16 article focuses on failed CHA de-segregation policies in Chicago.

CHICAGO CITYSCAPE WEB LIBRARY - HOUSING, NEIGHBORHOODS, BUILDINGS
https://www.chicagocityscape.com/links.php
From the web site: "Chicago Cityscape makes neighborhood, property, and construction development data accessible to all." This link points to a web library with "links to websites and blogs and maps and data portals about neighborhoods, buildings, historic preservation, TOD, and housing".

CHICAGO COALITION FOR THE HOMELESS
https://www.chicagohomeless.org/faq-studies/
From the web site:  "Since 1980, the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless (CCH) has had a clear mission: “We organize and advocate to prevent and end homelessness, because we believe housing is a human right in a just society.”

CHICAGO HOUSING AUTHORITY PLAN FOR TRANSFORMATION 2000 PDF
https://www.hud.gov/sites/documents/CHAFY2000-ANNUAL-PLAN.PDF
This was the plan that led to the demolition of most of the high rise public housing project in Chicago. 

CHICAGO URBAN AGRICULTURE MAPPING PROJECT
https://www.auachicago.org/chicago-urban-agriculture-mapping-project/
From the web site: The Chicago Urban Agriculture Mapping Project (CUAMP) was launched in 2015 and is an ongoing, open source collaboration between AUA, DePaul University, NeighborSpace, and the Chicago Food Policy Action Council. It includes everything from small school and community gardens to production-oriented commercial urban farms. With an interactive map and directory that links to detailed profiles for each growing site, CUAMP aims to provide the public and our elected leaders with a comprehensive and constantly evolving look at the state of urban agriculture in Chicagoland."

COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION OF COOK COUNTY, IL (CEDA)
https://www.cedaorg.net/about-us/
From the web site: "It is CEDA’s mission to work in partnership with communities to empower individuals and families to achieve self-sufficiency and improve their quality of life. In order to achieve its mission, CEDA has established numerous community partnerships and collaborations as part of its service delivery model.

COMMUNITY INVESTMENT PROGRAM (CIC) FOCUS ON AFFORDABLE HOUSING
http://www.cicchicago.com/about/#mission
From the web site: "the Community Investment Program is Chicago's leading source of financing for the acquisition, rehabilitation, and preservation of affordable rental  housing in Chicago neighborhoods and suburban communities."

COMMUNITY ORGANIZING AND FAMILY ISSUES (COFI)
https://cofionline.org/COFI/
From the web site: "COFI is a center and a resource for Family Focused Organizing, leadership development and community building focused on the well being of children, youth and families. Founded in 1995, COFI is driven by a deep commitment to social justice and grounded in the time-tested principles, strategies, accomplishments, and approaches of community organizing."

COMMUNITY RESOURCES WEB LIBRARY - HOUSING, HOMELESSNESS, EVICTION
https://justshelter.org/community-resources/
From the Just Shelter website: "Across America there are hundreds of organizations working hard to preserve affordable housing, prevent eviction, and reduce family homelessness. Click on the map to search over 600 organizations and find out how to make a difference in your community."

COMMUNITY WEALTH PARTNERS - TRANSFORMATION INSIGHTS
https://communitywealth.com/transformation-insights/
From the web site: "At Community Wealth Partners we set out to answer one powerful question: Why do some social change initiatives achieve transformational results while others only make incremental progress? Drawing on lessons from the anti-malaria movement, the designated driver campaign, the anti-tobacco movement, the revitalization of Harlem and the anti-hunger movement, and our ongoing partnerships with clients nationwide, we are decoding what works and bringing you our insights—insights that anyone who dreams of solving a social problem can apply." This page is just one of many resources shared by this consulting firm. 

ELEVATED CHICAGO - COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AROUND EL STATIONS
https://www.elevatedchicago.org/our-work-plan/
From the web site: "Elevated Chicago launched in 2017 to present collaborative, community-led solutions to neighborhood displacement and inequities using an underutilized asset: our public transit system. Historically, trains have connected people to places; we believe transit can also can connect people to ideas, innovations and capital, both within and outside of their communities."  This link points to the workplan developed over the past year. Download the PDF Executive Summary and full plan.

FROM OLD SUBURB TO POST-SUBURB: RESEARCH ON SUBURBAN POVERTY
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1111/juaf.12313?journalCode=ujua20
This article in the Journal of Urban Affairs is titled "From old suburb to post-suburb: The politics of retrofit in the inner suburb of Upper Arlington, Ohio".   The abstract describing the article leads with "Many scholars discuss post?suburbia in terms of the urbanization of edge cities, an evolving built?up periphery, or as a broader trend of decline among older suburbs alongside new outer?ring suburban growth. This article explores the post?suburban thesis in the context of the older, inner suburb of Upper Arlington, Ohio, located in the Columbus metropolitan area." Note: there is a fee to read this article.

GENTRIFICATION IN AMERICA OVER LAST 50 YEARS - NEXT CITY REPORT
https://nextcity.org/history-of-gentrification#in2018-2
From the web site: "For all the attention paid to gentrification, the process has not lifted the urban poor out of poverty and has only lessened the concentration of poverty in a select very few urban neighborhoods. Since 1970, the number of poor persons living in urban high-poverty neighborhoods has doubled to four million, and the number of such neighborhoods has nearly tripled to more than 3,000."

GOOD NEWS PARTNERS - FOCUS ON AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN ROGERS PARK AREA
https://www.goodnewspartners.org/what-we-do
From the web site: "Good News Partners’ mission is to create safe, affordable and reliable housing, and to help build confidence and community simultaneously. Good News Partners (GNP) is a faith-based community organization that strives to bring about conditions in which hope, justice, responsibility, and reconciliation flourish in Chicago’s East Rogers Park North of Howard neighborhood.  GNP provides affordable housing for otherwise homeless families with a step-by-step transition from interim housing to independent living."

HOMELESS AMERICANS - BUSED FROM CITY TO CITY- 2017 ARTICLE
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/ng-interactive/2017/dec/20/bussed-out-america-moves-homeless-people-country-study
This Guardian article describes a program in which homeless people are given one-way bus, or airline, tickets to take them to other destinations and reduce the sending city's homeless population. Full of stats and graphs.

HOMES FOR ALL - BROADENING THE CONVERSATION OF THE HOUSING CRISIS
https://homesforall.org/
From the web site: "Homes For All is a national campaign with the goal of broadening the conversation of the housing crisis beyond foreclosure and putting forth a comprehensive housing agenda that also speaks to issues affecting public housing residents, homeless families, and the growing number of renters in American cities."

HOW HOUSING MATTERS IN CHICAGO - MACARTHUR FOUNDATION
https://www.macfound.org/programs/how-housing-matters/
From the web site: "How Housing Matters to Families and Communities is an ongoing $25 million research initiative to expand evidence on the effects that decent, stable affordable housing has on social and economic outcomes, beyond shelter. The initiative seeks to determine whether and how stable, decent, affordable housing has positive effects on education, employment, health and other outcomes. As public resources remain scarce, a rigorous program of near- and longer-term research that focuses on questions of interest to policymakers will make it possible to demonstrate whether and how housing policy can achieve a greater return on investments in range of important areas of concern."

HOW URBAN DESIGN PERPETUATES RACIAL INEQUALITY AND WHAT WE CAN DO ABOUT IT
https://www.fastcompany.com/3061873/how-urban-design-perpetuates-racial-inequality-and-what-we-can-do-about-it
Anyone researching causes and solutions to urban poverty, inequality, etc. will want to add this article to their reading list.

HUD USER FORUMS - ON-LINE MEETING PLACE
https://forums.huduser.gov/forum/
From the web site:  "This forum allows information exchange between housing and community development researchers, academics, policymakers, and housing practitioners. We invite you to share your expertise, experiences and knowledge to identify best practices, promote better decision-making, spark innovation, and improve community development, urban planning, and other housing-related issues." 

INTERNET PUBLIC TRUST - ARCHIVE
http://www.internetpublictrust.org/
From the web site: "Internet Public Trust (IPT) is an archival collection to better information for better lives and helps individuals with communication, as the broadband bird indicates below."

LA CASA NORTE ADDRESS HOMELESSNESS IN CHICAGO
https://www.lacasanorte.org/about
From the web site: "The mission of La Casa Norte is to serve youth and families confronting homelessness. We provide access to stable housing and deliver comprehensive services that act as a catalyst to transform lives and communities."

LISC, LOCAL INITIATIVES SUPPORT CORPORATION
https://www.lisc.org/our-initiatives/
From the web site:  "The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) is dedicated to helping community residents transform distressed neighborhoods into healthy and sustainable communities of choice and opportunity — good places to work, do business and raise children. LISC mobilizes corporate, government and philanthropic support to provide local community development organizations with:  *  loans, grants and equity investments  *  local, statewide and national policy support  *  technical and management assistance"

MAPPING DISPLACEMENT (HOUSING) PROBLEM IN CHICAGO
https://displacement-risk.housingstudies.org/
Interactive map shows where housing prices are rising due to gentrification. From the web site: "Where is displacement a concern in Chicago? View different levels of displacement and lost affordability pressures at the neighborhood level and learn about strategies to preserve housing affordability in areas with different levels of displacement risk."

MASSACHUSETTS ASSOCIATION OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES
https://www.macdc.org/
From the web site:  "MACDC is the policy and capacity-building arm of the community development movement in Massachusetts.  Our mission is to support and advance the affordable housing, economic development and community building strategies of our members, and to build the power of low and moderate income people to achieve greater economic, social and racial justice.  Founded in 1982, MACDC currently has 86 members, including 60 CDC members and 26 associate members.  Our work generally falls into one of the following categories: advocating and organizing for public and private sector support, developing resources for the field, leading learning initiatives and capacity building programs for our members, and educating policy makers, the media and the general public about the contributions being made by CDCs across the state."

METROPOLITAN TRANSIT ACCESS - ACCESS TO JOBS
https://www.brookings.edu/on-the-record/missed-opportunity-transit-and-jobs-in-metropolitan-america-2/
This is one of many articles on the Brookings.edu site that focus on transportation in metropolitan areas. 

PUBLIC HOUSING FAILURES IN CHICAGO SINCE MID 1990s
https://southsideweekly.com/chicago-unfulfilled-promise-rebuild-public-housing/
This article in the Chicago SouthSide Weekly show progress, or lack of, in redeveloping the areas of public housing which were taken down starting in 1995, but never completely replaced.

RIGHT TO THE CITY FOCUSED ON HOUSING AND URBAN JUSTICE
https://righttothecity.org/
From the web site: "The Right to the City Alliance is building a strong housing and urban justice movement in America and beyond. The idea of a right to the city frames and activates a new kind of urban politic that asserts that everyone, particularly the disenfranchised, not only have a right to the city, but as inhabitants, have a right to shape it, design it, and operationalize an urban human rights agenda."

ROOTS OF SUBURBAN DEVELOPMENT AND SEGREGATION - STORY MAP
https://sites.fas.harvard.edu/~histecon/visualizing/buildingsuburbanpower/index.html
This story map shows how investments from the UK in the 1880s and 90s provided funds for early suburban development in the USA, and led to segregated housing policies that continue to shape life in America in the 2000s. Unique use of GIS story maps. 

STATE OF HOMELESSNESS IN AMERICA - 2013-2015
https://endhomelessness.org/resource/archived-state-of-homelessness/
From the web site: "The National Alliance to End Homelessness works toward ending homelessness by improving homelessness policy, building on-the-ground capacity, and educating opinion leaders.  The State of Homelessness in America 2013 examines trends in homelessness between 2011 and 2012 as well as the economic, housing, and demographic context in which homelessness changes over time."

STRONG, PROSPEROUS, AND RESILIENT COMMUNITIES CHALLENGE, OR SPARCC
http://www.sparcchub.org/about/
From the web site: "SPARCC is a three-year, $90 million initiative (started in 2018?) to amplify locally driven efforts to ensure that major new infrastructure investments lead to equitable, healthy opportunities for everyone. SPARCC is investing in the ideas, energy, and momentum of local networks to positively shape our cities and regions for generations."

THE LISC INSTITUTE - QUALITY OF LIFE PLANS FOR CHICAGO COMMUNITY AREAS
https://www.lisc.org/chicago/our-work/comprehensive-community-development/quality-of-life-planning/
From the web site:  "In 1990, LISC, with leadership support from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, created the New Communities Program (NCP), a groundbreaking, bottom-up, comprehensive community planning effort in which LISC supports the development of Quality-of-Life Plans (QLPs) by community leaders and residents in Chicago neighborhoods."  Since 2000 27 QLPs have been developed. PDFs for each are available at this link.  Editor Note:  This site and the LISC web site  host extensive resources that leaders, volunteers and youth in site based tutor/mentor programs might draw from to expand the range of activities a tutor/mentor program engages in to support the well-being of youth and families they serve.

UNDERSTANDING SCHOOL SEGREGATION-BASED ON HOW DISTRICTS ARE DRAWN
https://www.vox.com/2018/1/8/16822374/school-segregation-gerrymander-map
The title of this article is We can draw school zones to make classrooms less segregated. This is how well your district does. Is your district drawing borders to reduce or perpetuate racial segregation? This is an in-depth article that looks at how school district maps are drawn, and how this affects segregation in different districts. The article is full of maps and charts.

URBAN YOUTH INTERNATIONAL JOURNALISM PROGRAM - WE THE PEOPLE - CHI
https://wethepeoplemedia.org/
At-risk teens learn the basics of journalism and communications through eight one-hour workshops.  Some students become free-lance writers for the Residents' Journal, which tells stories of life in Chicago Housing Authority buildings. Visit the web site and read some of the stories.  Last entry was 2015.

WOODSTOCK INSTITUTE FOCUSES ON ECONOMIC SECURITY AND COMMUNITY PROSPERITY
https://woodstockinst.org/about/
From the web site: "Woodstock Institute is a leading nonprofit research and policy organization in the areas of fair lending, wealth creation, and financial systems reform.  Woodstock Institute works locally and nationally to create a financial system in which lower-wealth persons and communities of color can safely borrow, save, and build wealth so that they can achieve economic security and community prosperity."

 
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