A Gentrification Vaccine?

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National Community Land Trust Network and Cornerstone Partnership to Consolidate.

Following a membership vote in June, the organizations have begun work on a consolidation, to be accomplished by the beginning of 2016. The consolidated effort will focus on equity, community control of land, and supporting lasting affordability and bringing it to scale. Read more on this new partnership here


Webinar: CBIA vs City of San Jose: Potential Implications on Inclusionary Housing | August 25

In June, CA's Supreme Court ruled in favor of mandatory inclusionary housing programs, (for more on this, see here). The National Community Land Trust Network and Cornerstone Partnership invite you to learn about the state and local legal considerations for inclusionary housing policies from Rick Jacobus, Consultant for Cornerstone Partnership, and Ben Beach, Legal Director for The Partnership for Working Families. Register here.

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The Gentrification Vaccine 
By Rick Jacobus, Cornerstone Partnership 

It is a story that must sound familiar to anyone working to improve any urban neighborhood in America: decades of disinvestment and neglect replaced almost overnight by speculation and runaway market pressure. But the story of the Tenderloin is taking a turn that is entirely unlike every other American neighborhood . . . More 

Conflict and Placemaking in Humboldt Park: Paseo Boricua 

By Daniel Kravetz 
Different people and communities often have different visions for spaces they cohabitate. Often, they also have different levels of entitlement, accompanied by mutual distrust that is deeply rooted in experience. Neighborhoods therefore become messy. In spades, these dynamics exist in Humboldt Park . . .  More 

Steve Dubb

A New Answer to the Question, "Who'll Take Over the Family Business?"
By Steve Dubb, the Democracy Collaborative
Even though half of retiring owners think they will transfer their business to family members, only 30 percent actually do. As the baby boom generation retires at the rate of 10,000 people a day, how these transitions occur will have very significant consequences for communities everywhere . . . More 

A Historic Partnership in Creative Placemaking 
By Frank Woodruff, NACEDA
The National Alliance of Community Economic Development Association's first direct federal grant came from an unlikely source--not HUD, not the USDA or HHS . . . More 



Ready to Respond: Disaster Staffing Toolkit 
Enterprise Community Partners and HUD have released a national emergency preparedness staffing toolkit for multifamily housing. Ready to Respond: Disaster Staffing Toolkit, is designed to help affordable housing organizations build emergency plans that promote business continuity, resident engagement and building protection. Live online events to guide users are planned through October. More

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Transit Equity Network/Gamaliel

Housing Assistance Council

Regional Housing Legal Services

USC Price School of Public Policy

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JPMorgan Chase & Co.

HOPE Credit Union

Burlington Associates

Democracy Collaborative

Tufts University

Fund for Public Schools

Lisa Hodges
Hodges Development, LLC

Planner, Louisa County, Va.

National CAPACD

Opportunity Agenda

Tulane University

National Housing Institute

Habitat for Humanity


ACLU Maryland

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities  

San Francisco Community 
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