Category: Faith-based organizations

Faith, home, and elderly charity

14 May, 2012 (11:23) | Apartments, Charities, China, Demand, Demographics, Economics, Elderly, Faith-based organizations, Global news, Housing, Production, Tenure |

By:David A. Smith   As China ages at warp speed, old notions of intergenerational family structure are giving way to economic pragmatism, and as shown in a recent article from the Economist (April 21, 2012), that is creating intriguing business opportunities that might just change the political ecosystem:   Social problem or housing opportunity?   […]

Building on Faith: Part 2, the bonus material

27 February, 2007 (08:38) | Affordable Housing, Faith-based organizations, Poverty, Public housing |

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.]   Much of the NBC-TV documentary “Building On Faith” focuses on the work of faith-based organizations, because they contribute value in volunteer effort (time is money, after all) and through their ability to raise donations.   John Edwards:  If you spend a lot of time out in communities where you […]

Building on Faith, a documentary on affordable housing

26 February, 2007 (08:58) | Affordable Housing, Faith-based organizations, Poverty, Public housing |

Some months back, I was a principal interviewee in the NBC-TV documentary “Building On Faith.” Subtitled Making Poverty Housing History, it’s now being broadcast on some NBC affiliates throughout the country, and is available on DVD: The hour-long program, presented by the National Council of Churches USA, includes interviews with the CEO of Habitat for […]

Spiritual zoning and market value

8 June, 2005 (13:46) | Faith-based organizations, Local issues, Markets, Massachusetts |

What makes property valuable?  As this curious but illuminating Boston Globe story reports, it may be something of value only to a particular submarket:   SHARON — They are both 1950s-era ranch houses, snug dwellings with three bedrooms, hardwood floors, and each with a fireplace. They are within a block of one another. But it […]