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Turning Dreams of Affordable Housing into Reality

Dedrick Muhammad and Jimmy Zhang write in the Hudson Valley (NY) Press (9/13, Muhammad, Zhang), "We as a nation must embrace successful alternative models of development that focus on developing low to moderate income communities in urban centers instead of displacing them. ... Nearly 50 years after the March on Washington for Freedom and Jobs and as the nation continues to struggle to move past the Great Recession, it is as important as ever that we revitalize our urban centers and communities in a manner that ensures low and moderate income residents participate in this revitalization. Getting past the racial inequality of the past does not have to be just a dream."