The New Bottom Line: Building Alignment and Scale to Confront the Economic Crisis

The New Bottom Line is a national alliance of some of the nation’s largest grassroots community organizing networks that came together in the wake of the financial crisis to challenge the increasing domination of the U.S. economy and political system by big banks and its devastating impact on working families and their communities. This report …

We Call These Projects Home

Solving the Housing Crisis from the Ground Up Published in May 2010, this report is a seminal text that documents the effects of neo-liberal economic policies which have fostered disinvestment, demolition, and privatization of government provided affordable housing. The report counters the underlying premise of the deconcentration theory by providing evidence that the problems with …

People Without Homes and Homes Without People

A Count of Vacant Condos in Select NYC Neighborhoods It is a scandal that there is housing that could easily be available for occupancy and it is held empty only for speculative purposes, while whole families are in desperate need of housing that they can afford.

Putting the “public” back in affordable housing

Cities: The International Journal of Urban Planning and Policy recently released a special issue about the Right to the City Alliance report, We Call These Projects Home: Solving the Housing Crisis from the Ground Up and the themes it raises. The issue was edited by RTC resource allies Tony Roshan Samara, Anita Sinha, and Marnie Brady.

Displacing the Dream

This report documents how the media covers issues of gentrification and disproportionately portrays lower income people of color communities. Communities are lacking Municipal Citizenship: a local definition of citizenship that secures the rights of all to fully participate in the political decisions of their neighborhoods and cities.

Wasted Wealth Report

$192.6 billion in wealth has been lost by everyday people. If nothing is done to deal with the foreclosure crisis, another $221 billion will be gone. But with the correct policies in place, we could put $101.7 billion back in our pockets. Remember those numbers. They are at at the center of America’s ongoing foreclosure crisis. …