Rich Neighborhoods: Build More Apartments Near Transit!
Wednesday, July 15, 2015

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Gloria Bruce was announced as East Bay Housing Organizations' new executive director. Bruce replaces Amie Fishman. Read more about Bruce here.

Rob Grossinger is the new president of the National Community Stabilization Trust (NCST). Prior to NCST, Grossinger was vice president at Enterprise Community Partners. Read about about Grossinger and NCST here.

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From Rooflines, the Shelterforce Blog

Rich Neighborhoods: Build More Apartments Near Transit    
By Tim Evans, NJ Future 
We have proof now that proximity to public transportation improves financial outcomes for the poor, so will this data spur towns with means to take action?. . . More 

Two Easy Ways HUD Could Bring More NOLA Homeowners Home
By M.A. Sheehan, Lower 9th Ward Homeowners Association 
With just a month before the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, why are thousands of families waiting on over $110 million in undistributed funds from HUD? . . . More 

Can DC's Bridge Park Work for Everyone?    
By Dan Kravetz 
Could the project become too popular, too trendy, or too attractive to real estate developers, for whom buzz-generating creative places are like giant bat signals above the skyline?. . . More 

From the Economic Development Desk

Playing Capital Catch-up  
By James Anderson
There's a sense that CDFIs as a group are coming up short when it comes to getting financing to small businesses owned by people of color. . . .   More 

From Shelterforce Online: The Aging Issue

Safe Banking for Seniors    

By Robert O. Zdenek with Karen Kali 
What is "age-friendly banking" and how can the concept, and practice, keep seniors in financial good health? . . .  More 

You Said It!

In my work across the US, I have witnessed the positive role that "community weavers" serve in building relationships of trust and trustworthiness, connecting and equitably managing scarce resources, and generally building sustainable and generative community economies "with" the community. There is an element of charity (doing "to" or "for"); however, long range and sustainable impact is achieved when the people assert "we have done it ourselves". . . . --Dave Cooper on


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