Through various organizational restructurings, think tank committees and by applying for and receiving tax-exempt status, the LCA has advanced in this quest.
One of our goals is to purchase additional properties so as to permanently remove them from the speculative real estate market and keep them in trust for the benefit of the community.
At its height in the late 1970s, MNS had 300 members in groups around the country.
Another goal of the LCA is to diversify our resident base.
Although providing stable and inexpensive housing for social change activists, a legacy from MNS days, is still an important role for the LCA, we have begun to provide housing for other low to moderate income people.
The next building which was bought was the office building at 4722 Baltimore Ave. (The Crossing) in 1975 and were living as a communal household, decided to sell their house to the LCA for $1 plus the balance on the mortgage.
By the late 1970s there was interest in acquiring more community owned property. Also in that year, the community at 4811 Springfield Ave.
Early MNSers recognized the need for a strong support network for activists.
They wanted to express their political views in their personal lives and in personal growth.
In 1992, The Crossing was leased to Project Home as a transitional community for formerly homeless people. Also, we attempted to support the creation of a single-mothers' communal house at 5023 Cedar Ave.
by providing a subsidy to lower monthly living expenses.
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(The Philadelphia chapter of MNS had already laid itself down in December 1986.) The Life Center Association which had been firmly linked to MNS from the beginning (MNS membership was a prerequisite to membership in the LCA) was suddenly on its own.