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Moms 4 Housing sign

Direct action, moms and a housing crisis

How a takeover by four women of vacant housing in Oakland, California is helping drive systemic solutions to the housing crisis. read more
Moms 4 Housing Oakland

Fighting gentrification and displacement: Emerging best practices

We profile some of the strategies communities and policymakers are using around the country to combat displacement and gentrification and to build and fortify community wealth. read more
Protesters from the No PG&E Bailout Coalition

Power to the People: Winning public control of electric utilities

Alternatives to our broken corporate energy system are gaining traction—here’s a breakdown of where people are fighting back, and where they are winning public ownership of power. read more
Bologna, Emilia Romagna. Photo by Tomas Kohl.

La Región de Italia Donde Las Cooperativas Producen una Tercera parte de su Producto Interno Bruto (PIB)

Seis cosas que podemos aprender de la región del norte de Italia, Emilia Romagna, donde las cooperativas impulsan la economía. read more
Rise against predatory landlords

The homes guarantee: A promise of housing for people, not profit

We talk to people at the front lines of the nation’s housing affordability crisis and activists fighting for a “homes guarantee,” a set of systemic solutions based on the principle that housing is a human right. read more
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The Plan For A National Homes Guarantee

Addressing the nation’s housing crisis requires a plan that enables everyone to have safe, accessible, sustainable, and permanently affordable housing. read more

Reparations and the Democratic Economy

Four hundred years after the first African slaves were brought to America—the initial act of America’s “original sin”—the discussion of reparations has gained a new level of seriousness. read more

Designing our communities for justice

Especially in light of the climate crisis, how can communities plan for their infrastructure needs with justice and inclusion at the forefront? The Next System Project’s Johanna Bozuwa, the Institute for Policy Study’s Basav Sen, and We Act for Environmental Justice’s Michael Velarde offer insights. read more
A still from an animated video exploring the community banking model

Putting banking back in the hands of the people: The role of regional cooperative banks in community wealth building

One crucial player in the institutional landscape of all successful examples of community wealth building is a community bank. read more