Work That Needs Doing

Posted by Miriam Axel-Lute on October 7, 2011

How many times have you pointed to something in your community and said “If only we could put someone to work fixing that [house/sidewalk/bridge/factory/park…]?”

The American Dream Movement has created a website as part of its push to put American back to work doing infrastructure investment. It’s a simple collection photos of places where public investment would create multiplier effects for public safety and economic health. It’s called Work That Needs Doing.

This strikes me as a perfect project for community-based organizations small and large to tap into their own knowledge of their neighborhoods, their existing neighborhood plans, and their volunteer and member bases—especially youth. What needs doing in your community?

Post links here if you add pictures to the site, and we’ll consider the best shots to illustrate Shelterforce stories on relevant topics in the coming year!

(Photo from Work That Needs Doing, by Deanna J Marquart, Sacramento, CA)

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Miriam Axel-Lute is editor of Shelterforce and associate director of the National Housing Institute. Her email is miriam at nhi dot org.

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