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“Community Development at 40,” the cover story in the Winter 2007 issue 
of Shelterforce magazine, asks whether the community-development 
movement can stay true to its roots while adapting to the challenges of 
21st-century America.

Since the founding of the Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation in 
1968, community development corporations (CDCs) have multiplied around 
the country, becoming a driving force behind the vision of building 
healthy, economically vital communities.

This issue of Shelterforce assesses the past four decades of community 
development and looks to the future, analyzing the kind of leadership 
that’s needed to succeed, examining attempts to build new partnerships 
and strategies, even redefining the idea of community itself.

PLUS: Why Bill McKibben’s latest book, “Deep Economy,” presents a 
provocative challenge for community economic developers.

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You will find a summary and links to these and more feature articles 
below. Contact Alice Chasan at achasan at nhi.org with questions. To view 
the full issue or subscribe to Shelterforce, go to www.nhi.org.


COVER STORY: Community Development at 40

Out Front and In Sync

http://www.nhi.org/online/issues/152/outfront.html

By Keith Getter and Leonard Vazquez

What kind of leadership does the community development filed demand for 
the 21st century?


Balancing Act

http://www.nhi.org/online/issues/152/balancingact.html

By Dee Walsh and Robert Zdenek

Old definitions of community development may be obsolete as CDCs 
consider new ways to navigate today’s social and economic environment.


An Unfinished Agenda

http://www.nhi.org/online/issues/152/unfinishedagenda.html

By Elizabeth Julian


It’s time for fair housing and community development to reunite to fight 
the vestiges of segregation.


Everyday Heros

http://www.nhi.org/online/issues/152/everydayheroes.html

By Mafruza Khan

A wealth of new, independent, young leaders have emerged after the 2005 
hurricanes with the potential to transform the Gulf Coast, and the nation.


Beyond the Farm

http://www.nhi.org/online/issues/152/beyondthefarm.html

By David Dangler

New trends in rural community development are making the work of rural 
CDCs more akin to that of their urban counterparts.


Have Community, Will Travel

http://www.nhi.org/online/issues/152/ethniccdcs.html

By Shomon Shamsuddin

Ethnic-based CDCs reflect the changing face of contemporary America.


FEATURE

When Supportive Housing Isn’t
http://www.nhi.org/online/issues/152/notsosupportive.html

By Martha Bridegam

Too often supportive housing lacks the crucial ingredient that makes it 
especially helpful to people with mental disabilities—the support.


Important reading in the new issue of Shelterforce:

the Journal of Affordable Housing and Community Building







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