Community Development: Journal of the Community Development Society

Community Development: Journal of the Community Development Society is a magazine specializing in Politics topics.

Articles from Vol. 40, No. 1, Spring

A Critique of Rothman's and Other Standard Community Organizing Models: Toward Developing a Culturally Proficient Community Organizing Framework
This article critiques Rothman's community organizing analysis framework on the basis of (a) attention to culture as a central dynamic shaping community organizing and (b) the exclusion of organizing models endemic to African, Latin, Asian, and Native...
Adapting Focus Groups to a Rural Context: Challenges and Strategies
Focus group research needs to be modified when the focus groups are to be conducted in a rural area or with a rural population. The authors argue for "seeing the rural": for recognizing rurality as a social context that affects research. Based on experience...
Editor's Comments
It is with great pleasure that we present the first issue with our new publisher: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group. This is a long awaited event in the history of Community Development: Journal of the Community Development Society and will begin...
Examining the Connection between Housing Counseling Practices and Long-Term Housing and Neighborhood Satisfaction
Housing counseling can increase homeownership opportunities for economically disadvantaged households. Prior research has generally viewed counseling as a means to reduce risk for mortgage lenders and insurers. This approach, which comes from the industry...
HOPE VI: An Analysis to Determine the HOPE VI Program's Influence on Home Sales
This article will examine the original Housing Opportunity for People Everywhere (HOPE) VI sites in the cities of Atlanta, Baltimore, Charlotte, and Washington, D.C., to determine if surrounding home sales increase after its completion. The author...
The Community and Economic Development Chain: Validating the Links between Processes and Outcomes
The community development and economic development literatures have evolved largely independently with little recognition of the critical relationship between the two disciplines. This omission is not so obvious when researchers focus on individual...
The Oregon Community Engagement Initiative: A Multi-Case Study of a Disability Coalition Development Process
This article reports on the development and implementation of a community development technique focusing on local access issues for people with disabilities called the Community Engagement Initiative (CEI). The CEI methodology includes a town hall...