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Durham CAN: Re-Founded and Re-Committed

The grassroots organization Durham CAN (Congregations, Associations, and Neighborhoods) recently underwent a transformative process. Clergy Co-Chair Rev. Molly Brummett Wudel reminded them of the vital heart surgery required to "bind together the inclusive power of people and resources while returning to the foundational principles of organizing to become the most formidable and impactful organization we can be."...[Continue Here]


United Power Wins Commitments from Chicago Mayoral Candidates

On Sunday, March 19th, 304 United Power leaders met with the two candidates for Mayor at Harmony Community Church in North Lawndale and presented their Reclaiming Chicago campaign to create 2,000 single-family homes on the south and west sides of the city that are affordable to working families...[Continue Here]


New Jersey Clergy push for state to let incarcerated people reduce burdensome debt 

More than one hundred clergy and community leaders from New Jersey Together celebrated Hudson County’s commitment to help incarcerated people petition the courts to address outstanding fines, fees, warrants and detainers while they are jailed, and some spoke out during an event Wednesday to urge the state to follow Hudson County’s example...[Continue Here]


OP ED: BUILD: Historic, long-term investment needed to solve vacant housing crisis

Last month in West Baltimore, across the street from a string of homes that have stood abandoned for almost a decade, Mayor Brandon Scott stood with nearly 300 faith and community leaders from Baltimoreans United In Leadership Development (BUILD).  The crisis is rooted in our city’s long history of destructive and racially discriminatory housing policies and practices, including redlining that was pioneered in Baltimore more than a century ago...[Continue Here]


CBS News: Nehemiah Strategy Makes the American Dream Possible

Ted Koppel, with CBS Sunday Morning, interviewed Metro IAF leaders Rev. Brawley and Sarah Plowden of St. Paul, as well as affordable housing developer Kirk Goodrich to tell the story of how imagination and sustained institutional power resulted in a $1.5 Billion wealth-building equity strategy for first-time homeowners in low-income African-American and Latino neighborhoods in East Brooklyn, DC, Jersey City, Chicago, and Baltimore... [Continue Here]

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