"Community organisation" tag

Opportunity Village, for and by the homeless.

Opportunity Village is a new pilot project in Eugene, Oregon doing just this by allowing those who are currently without housing to build and inhabit their own transitional micro-housing with the support of the surrounding community.

Residents in Rotes Pleng listen as the community leader discusses the community's map. Photo: Meng Cheang

Mapping the urban poor: 12 reasons why you should conduct enumerations of your settlements

Community-led mapping and enumerations are powerful tools to return power and democracy into the hands of the urban poor. Marcus Tudehope sets out twelve reasons why you and the communities you work within should embark upon an enumeration of your own.