A fifth “New Community” in D.C.? [News, 5/9]


A new “New Community” in D.C.? (subscription)  – “Carver Terrace and Langston Dwellings, some of the District’s oldest public housing projects, would become the fifth neighborhood included in D.C.’s New Communities initiative under legislation submitted May 6 by Councilman Harry Thomas Jr., D-Ward 5.” … But one of the initiative’s key funding sources, the Housing Production Trust Fund, “faces possible deficits in fiscal years 2008 and 2009.” (WBJ, 5/9 – pg.33)

FORECLOSURES
Five Michigan foundations are collaborating to address Detroit’s foreclosure crisis (CMFNewswire, 5/8) – Food for thought?

NONPROFITS
Hunting for new heroes (subscription) – “Many nonprofit leadership stars are ready to pass the torch to a new generation. But the organizations they built may not be ready for them to leave.” (WBJ, 5/2)
– Political and business leaders honor the winners of the (confusingly named) Hoop Dreams Scholarship. (WaPo, 5/8)

PHILANTHROPY
– At the philanthropy summit, Microsoft and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation announced multimillion-dollar support for the National Fund for Workforce Solution (WaPo, 5/8)
General Mills Foundation awards D.C. $100,000 grant to help fight childhood obesity. (WaPo, 5/9)

ECONOMY
– Va. – Using sales or excise taxes to fund the state’s transportation needs could hit the neediest residents the hardest (WaPo, 5/9)

EDUCATION
School districts spending big bucks to promote successes to public (Examiner, 5/9) – Most of the bucks reportedly go to communications with parents and students, which seems reasonable to me.