Community-Based Housing: Strengths of the Strategy amid Dilemmas That Won’t Go Away

  • Rachel G. Bratt
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For the past four decades there has been an increasing belief in the United States that neighborhood residents should play some role in community development activities. Initiatives have ranged from the rather mild provisions for citizen participation in the federal Urban renewal program to the more powerful (although not necessarily more productive) calls for ‘maximum feasible participation’ during the 1960s. As community residents have become frustrated with the results of citizen participation mandated from above, as federal programs and funding have been cut back, and as the neighborhood agenda has gained momentum, there has been a growth in the role of non-profits and community-based groups in housing and community development initiatives.


Executive Director Home Ownership Housing Development Rent Control Neighborhood Resident 
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