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Mobile Home Parks under Pressure of Redevelopment


The South Florida chapter of Jobs with Justice and the Research Institute on Social and Economic Policy (RISEP) collaborated on a participatory action research project to document the problems as well as the community vitality that exists in mobile home parks in Miami-Dade County.

The research supported by the Sociological Initiatives Foundation focused on mobile home parks facing the threat of redevelopment and displacement.

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“Boston Firm Offers Homeowners a Second Chance After Foreclosure”


Source: PBS NewsHour

NewsHour economics correspondent Paul Solman has the story of a financial firm that’s buying foreclosed houses and then selling them back to the former owners.

To watch the story, click here.

Featuring Boston Community Capital and City Life/Vida Urbana, grantees of the Herman and Frieda Miller Foundation.

Wrestling with Moses and Jacobs: Lessons for Philanthropy

IDEAS / Q & A – Phil Hall

Robert Moses and Jane Jacobs stand as mythical figures in the history of urban planning and represent two sharply different approaches. Moses was a builder of epic proportions, whereas Jacobs was known for her preservationist work. Moses operated unilaterally, whereas Jacobs was rooted in community and organized successfully against two Moses projects.  Moses was a great strategist.  As an advocate of “organized complexity” Jacobs veered close to anarchy. These two giants helped to reshape urban life.  Phil Hall of GMA Foundations explains what they might teach present-day philanthropy. Continue Reading »

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