By Richard Francis
Ann Lee was once the most amazing and mysterious girls within the heritage of Western tradition. From humble origins in Manchester, England, this illiterate daughter of a blacksmith turned a visionary non secular chief who was once concept by means of her fans to be the second one incarnation of Christ. She introduced the Shaking Quakers, or Shakers, to the USA at the eve of the revolution. while she died at age forty eight, she left at the back of a non secular circulation that was once to have millions of fans and to turn into our so much profitable and critical utopian group.
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In March 1972 the first-ever conference of community groups to discuss housing drew two thousand delegates from thirty-six states and seventy-four cities to Chicago. Delegates passed a series of resolutions and agreed to meet again a month later in Baltimore, where their first-ever protest targeted HUD secretary George Romney. A consensus emerged to create a national network of groups that would come together periodically to discuss the state of the nation's housing and would create a resource center to monitor housing and banking issues.
Finally, community groups sought more flexible policies that would allow nonprofit community development agencies to buy foreclosed properties at below-market prices and convert them into affordable housing. Andrew Cuomo, then HUD secretary, had the authority to implement policies to end or at least reduce FHA abuses. , so that he could hear groups' complaints firsthand. Previous HUD secretaries had accepted such invitations, but Cuomo declined this as well as several subsequent meeting requests.
Financial accountability has been a key goal of community organizing and training through the National Training and Information Center and National People's Action. Chicago-based NTIC is a nonprofit resource center that provides community organizing, technical assistance, and research on issues, especially in the areas of housing and reinvestment, to grassroots neighborhood groups across the country. Its affiliate, NPA, is a national coalition of some 302 grassroots neighborhood groups based in thirty-eight states.