Political Lessons and a New Model

January, 1990

From day one of its founding, CEDO had been involved with preserving Northgate. Then CEDO director, Peter Clavelle articulated three lessons from the community wide initiative: activist local government can make a difference; Burlington must continue to preserve existing affordable housing, and most importantly, community and resident participation is critical to success. With the “Save Northgate” effort, CEDO and the Northgate-Greenfield Tenants Association had created a replicable model for other communities seeking to preserve affordable housing.

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