Neighborhood Development

Neighborhood Development
Monday, February 13, 2017 - 17:15

Working Together Jackson Demolishes Campus Blight

Two months after Working Together Jackson put public pressure on Jackson State University (JSU) to replace long-abandoned buildings with green space, leaders celebrated the first demolition on campus. Read more about Working Together Jackson Demolishes Campus Blight


Neighborhood Development
Friday, May 26, 2017 - 18:45

Bastrop Interfaith Secures Lights & Cleanup for County Park

Bastrop Interfaith leader Alma Lopez lived in Stony Point in western Bastrop County for thirty years.  She grew angry about people doing and selling drugs, abetted by darkness, at a long-neglected Stony Point park.  ”That is my neighborhood and my friends and family don’t want those things happening here,” she said. Read more about Bastrop Interfaith Secures Lights & Cleanup for County Park


Quicken Loans Arena, GCC, Ohio IAF, Cleveland Cavaliers

GCC Wins Councilmember Pledges to Stop Fast-Track of Arena Renovation

Friday, March 10, 2017
Clevescene & Cleveland.com GCC

Neighborhood Development
Friday, June 16, 2017 - 17:30

BUILD-Recruited Coffeehouse Opens in East Baltimore

CUPs (Creating Unlimited Possibilities) Coffeehouse, the first of its kind in the East Baltimore community of Oliver, held its grand opening in the Oliver community.  Read more about BUILD-Recruited Coffeehouse Opens in East Baltimore


Baltimore, Neighborhood Revitalization, Oliver, East Broadway

BUILD Revitalizes Oliver & Broadway East Neighborhoods in Baltimore

Friday, December 2, 2016
Baltimore Sun

....In the aftermath of the killings, local residents and churches, as well as the organization Baltimoreans United In Leadership Development, called for action.

The result was a $10 million agreement with the Reinvestment Fund, a community development organization. A little more than a decade ago, Oliver had 623 abandoned houses.

There are now 188 rebuilt units, mostly two- and three-story rowhouses. There's a whole block of North Broadway that has been restored to splendid Victorian appearance.... Read more about BUILD Revitalizes Oliver & Broadway East Neighborhoods in Baltimore

BUILD

Stadiums, Financing, Neighborhood Development, Public Finance

#NOTallin: Regional Faith-based Coalition Announces Opposition to Q Renovations

Thursday, January 12, 2017
Cleveland Scene

Representatives from the Greater Cleveland Congregations announced their opposition to using public dollars on arena renovations without public input or benefit. The GCC, said several speakers, is "NOT all in." 
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GCC

Foreclosures, Milwaukee Bucks, Bob Connolly, Keisha Krumm

The Power of Common Ground

Monday, June 20, 2016
Urban Milwaukee

It was two years ago that members of the grass-roots advocacy group Common Ground were researching foreclosed properties in Milwaukee’s Sherman Park neighborhood. They discovered that a major holder of the mortgages was Nationstar and digging deeper, found that Nationstar was a subsidiary of Fortress Investment Group, a company founded by Milwaukee Bucks owner Wes Edens, who was demanding a huge tax subsidy for a new arena. Read more about The Power of Common Ground

Common Ground

Urban revitalization, East Baltimore, Calvin Keene, Memorial Baptist

BUILD Re-Shapes Market Dynamics For Baltimore Redevelopment

Thursday, February 4, 2016
Baltimore Sun

"Within days following the 2002 murders of the Dawson family, who were killed in retaliation for one member's testimony against area drug dealers, 400 people from Baltimoreans United in Leadership (BUILD) and the city's Oliver community stood in front of the Dawsons' firebombed home and vowed to not let those seven deaths be in vain. The group organized and made a strong commitment to changing the neighborhood. Read more about BUILD Re-Shapes Market Dynamics For Baltimore Redevelopment

BUILD

Bucks, Scott Walker, Wisconsin IAF, Community Organizing in Milwaukee

Bucks’ Owners Win, at Wisconsin’s Expense

Friday, August 14, 2015
New York Times

Not all Milwaukeeans gave the new owners a hug. Last year, Southeastern Wisconsin Common Ground — a fine coalition of churches, synagogues, mosques and community groups — surveyed the city’s pitted fields and dilapidated recreation centers and proposed that an arena bond issue should include money for Milwaukee’s playing fields. The group also pushed for a public referendum. Read more about Bucks’ Owners Win, at Wisconsin’s Expense

Common Ground

Bucks stadium, Foreclosure Prevention, Parks, Nationstar-Mortgage

Common Ground Calls Bucks Owner 'Billionaire Bully'

Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Milwaukee-Wisconsin Sentinel Journal

About 100 members of Common Ground met in the City Hall lobby Wednesday, calling the owners of the Milwaukee Bucks "billionaire bullies" who neither need nor deserve public money to build a new downtown sports arena. Read more about Common Ground Calls Bucks Owner 'Billionaire Bully'

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