Community Progress Blog

Tax Lien Sales are Not a Vital Tool for Recovery; People Are

Written by on April 8, 2020

We are in an unprecedented situation, and our concerns first and foremost should be about keeping people safe and, to the extent that it is the safest decision for that individual or family, in their homes. In response to the current COVID-19 crisis, it has been reassuring to see the federal government and many state…

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A Word From Our CEO

Written by on April 8, 2020

Dear Fellow Impact Makers, We are in a pivotal moment. Too often in our history, crises like the current COVID-19 pandemic have been followed by profound inaction and avoidable missteps that we only acknowledged and addressed in retrospect. Yet, we know better. We know that the collaborative spirit of communities, nonprofits, and funders drove innovation…

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Community Development Is Crucial in This Moment

Written by on April 6, 2020

The pandemic is highlighting the crucial necessity of community developers’ work. Here’s what the field will need to play its part in the recovery.  One month ago, when I began the first draft of this article, the world was drastically different. Well before we became part of this new reality, I felt an urgency to reflect…

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Community Progress Joins 200+ Nonprofits in Supporting “Charitable Sector: COVID-19 Relief and Economic Stimulus Package”

Written by on March 23, 2020

The Center for Community Progress is proud to join more than 200 fellow nonprofits including Smart Growth America,   Habitat for Humanity, United Way Worldwide, Meals on Wheels America, and Girl Scouts of the USA  in requesting support for a $60 billion infusion of support to nonprofits to enable them to help the most vulnerable…

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Dorothy Mae Richardson: Honoring the Woman That Helped Shape Community Development

Written by on March 19, 2020

Women’s History Month, which began in 1987, is a month-long celebration of women’s contributions to society, whether in the arts, sports, politics, or music. This month offers us the opportunity to reflect and remember those, often overlooked and underacknowledged, trailblazers who created new paths for past, present, and future generations of women. This month, the…

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