Beyond the Developer Fee

Also: Trickle-Down Equity Won't Work ● Why Are Biased Banks Getting High CRA Marks From Regulators? 
Tuesday, July 26, 2016


Data Visualization Webinar July 27, 1 p.m. ET

This NALCAB webinar will demonstrate the process of moving from spreadsheet to compelling graphics and will cover best practices in using and visualizing performance and outcome data. An SBA PRIME sub-grantee will talk about their experiences collecting baseline and outcome data and their plans to use their data in the future.

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Sarah Treuhaft
Trickle-Down Equity Won't Work
Sarah Treuhaft, PolicyLink
Equity won't drop from the sky or trickle down. Its purposeful integration into regional and local economic development is the only way to dismantle the institutional racism that impedes large-scale growth. This is how one city is doing that . . .  More

Blumgart and Axel-Lute
Beyond the Developer Fee
Jake Blumgart, journalist
and Miriam Axel-Lute, Shelterforce
In tough financial times, community developers are hanging on to their developer fees despite competition, but many are also diversifying their programs and revenue streams. Here's how . . .  More

Josh Silver

Why Are Biased Banks Getting High CRA Marks from Regulators?
Josh Silver, NCRC
How are cases that involve egregious allegations of banking/lending discrimination in communities of color going nowhere? Josh Silver argues for some changes to CRA exams that would, at the very least . . .  More

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Many landlords in areas of opportunity will refuse to accept vouchers. This is a major problem where I live and won't change until . . .  --Jerry Rioux, more

I would disagree with most of what Mr. Henneberger says . . . the Small Area Fair Market Rent (SAFMR) idea seeks to make low-income areas even lower income, creating a self-fulfilling prophecy about those . . . --Andrew Friedman, more

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Matthew Desmond asserted in his book Evicted that overpayments actually dwarf underpayments and thus that SAFMRs would not only pay for themselves, but also could theoretically allow a massive expansion of the voucher program, which could . . . Miriam Axel-Lute, more

The subject of this article is timely, as these discussions are happening on a daily basis in the arena of affordable housing, most intensely within . . . --Marjorie A. Martin, more

Low-income people, mostly at 30 percent AMI or below, in Minneapolis desperately need more affordable housing. Disproportionately this population in need of housing assistance consists of households of color. The A Mill was not intended to be and is not a response to this urgent need. But the media exposure for this and similar projects does provide an opening for explaining how
. . . --Chip Halbach, more

While I agree completely that payday lending is a ruinous industry that needs to be curtailed, I am concerned that alternatives do not exist for those most likely to use these services. Without the ability to access ready cash (like most of us do with ATM machines) where will low-income folk turn when they need immediate cash to . . . --Susan Moriarty, more

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Center for Health, Environment
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Murtaza Baxamusa
Sol Price School of Public Policy, USC

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Michael Bodaken
National Housing Trust

Raphael Bostic
USC Price School of Public Policy

Janis Bowdler
JPMorgan Chase & Co.

HOPE Credit Union

Burlington Associates

Democracy Collaborative

Ana Garcia-Ashley
Gamaliel Foundation

Jamaal Green
Portland State University

Texas Low Income Housing Information Service

Lisa Hodges
Hodges Development, LLC

Planner, Louisa County, Va.

National CAPACD

Rick Jacobus
Street Level Advisors

Daniel Kravetz
Freelance Writer


Center for Community Progress

Alexandra Moffett-Bateau
City University of New York

Tulane University

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National Urban League


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Associate Editor, Keli Tianga

Publisher, Harold Simon

Assistant Publisher, Terri L. Clegg