*Links Corrected* Unfriend Your Neighbor to Get a Loan?

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

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The Wells Fargo NEXT Awards celebrate CDFI industry innovation.  Winners for 2015 include Freedom First Federal Credit Union, Potawatomi Community Development Corporation, and The Disability Opportunity Fund.  See the full list of awardees and learn more here.

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Skipping "Place-Based" Work Leaves Cities Vulnerable to Climate Change
By Denise Fairchild, Emerald Cities Collaborative 

Instead of dismantling the extractive economy, we are reinforcing it by asking for a greater share of it. Asking for greater access to jobs and income from industries that are polluting our communities, damaging our health, and destroying our environments while also producing great income inequality leaves . . . More 


Unfriend Your Neighbor to Get a Loan?
By Miriam Axel-Lute, Shelterforce 
Want to be that one person who bootstraps themselves out of poverty and makes it, against all odds? Not if Facebook has anything to do with it . . . More 

Fear of Causing Displacement Shouldn't Mean Fear of Private Investment 
By Jonathan Reckford, Habitat for Humanity  
If decaying urban areas across the U.S. are going to stop their downward spiral, it is going to require a variety of neighborhood investment--from within and from outside . . . More 


Julián Castro
Secretary, Department of Housing & Urban Development

In an exclusive interview with Shelterforce, Sec. Castro reveals that HUD is reviewing, in conjunction with the Dept. of Justice, current screening policies that exclude people with arrest and/or criminal records from public housing.

He also discusses HUD's new AFFH rule, housing affordability, the department's 50th anniversary, and more . . .

You Said It!

"Clear, informative, and provocative. A fine contribution to the national conversation about fair housing, addressing BOTH the removal of discriminatory barriers AND the expansion of housing options with lasting affordability."  -- John Emmeus Davis on Interview with HUD Secretary Julian Castro.

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Featured Bloggers
Transit Equity Network/Gamaliel

Housing Assistance Council

Regional Housing Legal Services

USC Price School of Public Policy

Janis Bowdler
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 
Land Trust

Harold Simon

Terri L. Clegg
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Miriam Axel-Lute
Keli Tianga
Associate Editor