This review essay examines community-based development and looks at the status and future prospects of community development corporations (CDCs). The following publications are discussed:
1. Rachel G. Bratt, Rebuilding a Low-Income Housing Policy (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1989).
2. Renee Berger, "Against All Odds: The Achievements of Community-Based Development Organizations" (Washington, D.C.: National Congress for Community Economic Development, March 1989).
3. Neil S. Mayer, The Role of Nonprofits in Renewed Federal Housing Efforts (Cambridge, Ma.: Center for Real Estate Development, MIT, March 1988).
4. Neal R. Pierce and Carol F. Steinbach, "Corrective Capitalism: The Rise of America's Community Development Corporations" (New York: Ford Foundation, July 1987).