Neighborhood Development

Housing Demolition, Blight, Community Development, Training, Social Justice, Interfaith, Saul Alinsky, Joe Higgs, community organizing in the Midwest

OTOC Leverages Nearly $1M for Demolition & Training in Omaha

Wednesday, September 11, 2013
KETV

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OTOC

Blight, Neighborhood Safety, Housing, organizing in Nebraska

OTOC Fights for $1 Million in Housing Demolition in Omaha

Wednesday, May 1, 2013
KETV

Omaha Together One Community wants both candidates to commit $1 million a year to the problem.  The city has 748 houses on its demolition list. On average, it costs the city about $12,000 to knock down a house -- but neighbors say it’s worth every penny.

West / Southwest IAF

OTOC

Blight, Community Organizing in Mississippi, Community Organizing in Jackson

Working Together Jackson Fights Blight in Mississippi

Saturday, January 19, 2013
Clarion Ledger

Working Together Jackson

Community Organizing in Texas, community organizing in Austin, organizing for better neighborhoods

Austin Interfaith Blocks Lobbyists from Rewriting Land Use Code

Friday, February 1, 2013
Austin American Statesman

After Austin Interfaith leaders took issue with a proposal that “would have allowed registered lobbyists to serve on the citizen committee that will guide the rewriting of the city’s land-development code…” the proposal was pulled.

Austin Interfaith

Neighborhood Development
Saturday, October 20, 2012 - 23:00

TMO Leaders Win Fight Against Blight in Southwest Houston


Neighborhood Development
Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 23:00

Border Interfaith Brings Clean Water to Hundreds of Families


Neighborhood Development, Environment

Fighting the waters in Southeast Queens

Wednesday, December 5, 2012
New York Daily News

As our region continues to recover from the devastation of superstorm Sandy, Gov. Cuomo and Mayor Bloomberg have rightly said that the city and state need to update their infrastructure to deal with the increased likelihood of future flooding. Bloomberg even based his endorsement in the presidential race on President Obama’s position on climate change.

SBC

Neighborhood Development
Tuesday, March 17, 2009 - 09:45

AIM (Montgomery County, MD) wins $30 million to build 4 new community centers in neglected neighborhoods.

AIM congregations organized for $30 million in county funds to renovate four neglected community centers in historically African-American neighborhoods.  This will impact the 3,500 families who are within walking distance of these community centers, particularly the seniors and low-income, at-risk youth who mostly utilize these centers.

AIM's Community Center Victories


Neighborhood Development
Thursday, September 2, 2010 - 11:15

BUILD keeps Baltimore recreaction centers open

In response to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s proposal to close half of the recreation centers, BUILD led the fight at City Hall to keep them open. After turning out hundreds of youth, parents, and residents throughout the City budget hearings, BUILD joined the Mayor and City Council members to support passing a 2 cent bottle tax to fund the recreation centers and keep them open.


Neighborhood Development
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 17:00

Washington Interfaith Network wins $550 million investment in DC neighborhoods.

WIN created a $450 million Community Benefits Fund and a $100 Neighborhood Investment Fund to ensure that the investment in downtown development is matched by an equivalent investment in DC’s neighborhoods.  Revenue from the funds is dedicated to affordable housing, neighborhood retail, libraries, other public facilities, infrastructure repairs and upgrades in the city’s poorest neighborhoods, including the The new Washington Highlands Library.


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