community development corporations, community control, affordable housing, CDCs, impact, federal support
CDCs, both locally and nationally, are seeking broader support from government, corporations and foundations. Without increased sustained support, it is not clear that CDCs can really provide the housing, employment, and services necessary for the revitalization of urban neighborhoods that are truly integrated by income, race and ethnicity. However, given the failure of the private market to provide below market housing, and the inability of most large public housing authorities to expand the supply of public housing, CDCs are the best and often the only hope for affordable housing in these neighborhoods.
W. Dennis Keating, Emergence of Community Development Corporations: Their Impact on Housing and Neighborhoods, 11 Shelterforce 8 (February-March, April 1989)
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