Spring 2010 Issue of Shelterforce Magazine

Posted on October 04, 2010

Has the Fight Gone Out of Organizing?
The Latest from Shelterforce
The journal of affordable housing and community building

We have seen community organizing under attack ever since the 2008 presidential elections, when the method was front and center. At the same time, for most community organizers, the hard work continues. In this latest issue of Shelterforce, we take a look at the post-ACORN world of organizing.

Randy Stoecker looks at why organizing is back on the defensive following what appeared to be a 2008 triumph.

James DeFillippis, Robert Fisher, and Eric Shragge examine how community groups can make a difference by going beyond community boundaries.

Michael McQuarrie looks at Cleveland’s ESOP in a call for more confrontational organizing. [http://www.shelterforce.org/article/1993/esop_rises_again/]

NHI’s John Atlas assesses the massive media fail when it came to ACORN.

London CITIZENS’ David Smith looks at how his group organized for affordable housing across the pond.

Also in this issue:

Interview with Congressman Barney Frank

Volunteerism in community development

New Jersey’s affordable housing policy

Disappearing USPS branches

The Community Land Trust Reader

Visit NHI.org, Rooflines.org, and Shelterforce.org for a look at community development and affordable housing news, analysis, and opinion. The National Housing Institute (NHI), founded in 1975, is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering decent, affordable housing and a vibrant community for everyone. Through its magazine, Shelterforce, its blog, Rooflines, its Web site, research, and advocacy, NHI focuses attention and encourages action on progressive, high-impact housing and community-development policies and practices.

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