Issue #132, November/December 2003
Building A Home and A Future By Linda Ocasio
A Minnesota housing organization provides a supportive environment for women to learn the skills of the lucrative construction trades -- and to build their awareness of the social and political issues that affect their lives.
Sidebar: Home Girls in the House By Linda Ocasio
Strategies For Survival By Protip Biswas
By pursuing different kinds of partnerships, CDCs are fashioning a safety net that may help them avoid cutbacks in services or even shutting down for good.
New Beginnings By Dede Leydorf
A review of the programs and resources that may help people with disabilities build assets and pursue their dream of independence and homeownership.
Blocking Crime By Chloé Mister
It takes time and persistence from committed residents, but a well-organized block club can help reduce crime. Here's how some Chicago neighborhoods are battling fear and complacency.
What the Movies Miss By John Atlas
With the exception of John Sayles and Sunshine State, Hollywood is pretty clueless when it comes to portraying the complexity of community development.
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