Community Progress Blog

Blorft and the Importance of Local Leadership

Written by on June 23, 2011

Definition of blorft: An adjective made up by the actress, author, producer, Renaissance woman, Tina Fey, meaning “completely overwhelmed but proceeding as if everything is fine and reacting to the stress with the torpor of a possum.” Only a few weeks on the job here at the Center for Community Progress and I am constantly…


Slumping Housing Markets: Challenges and Opportunities

Written by on June 13, 2011

As fallout from the mortgage foreclosure crisis continues to weaken even the nation’s strongest and steadiest housing markets – economically diversified cities like Dallas and Denver – it’s time for a new perspective on what those falling home prices mean for all of us … and what we should do about them. It’s easy to…


Guest Blog: Want to Lead Change in Your Community?

Written by on June 2, 2011

By Patrick Morrissy “Comprehensive and successful community stabilization is a goal that eludes most of us – especially in the wake of the foreclosure crisis and in a down housing market – but one organization knows how to do it really well.” Kind words from Patrick Morrissy, Executive Director of HANDS Inc. We always appreciate…