Authors

Amy Kaslovsky

Publication Date

11-19-2008

Category

Housing/Neighborhoods, Environment

Abstract

Community Benefits Agreements (CBA’s) are legally enforceable contracts between community groups and developers in which community groups promise to support the developers in seeking approvals, permits, or subsidies, and the developers promise to provide certain benefits to the surrounding community. CBA’s are outgrowths of the civil rights, labor, and community organizing movements. CBA’s often represent community-based unionism, where organized labor supports initiatives beyond the walls of the workplace and the collective bargaining agreement.

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