Mixed Messages to Nonprofits from FHA

Also: The Devils in the Fair Housing Details * Payday Lending Regs Should Be a Federal Matter * Cooperatives Gain Ground in Communities of Color
Tuesday, July 12, 2016

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The Devils in the Details: Implementing the New Fair Housing Rules
Dan Immergluck, Georgia Tech and 
Mindy Kao, Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta

HUD's new regulations on "affirmatively furthering fair housing" were eagerly anticipated and long awaited. But will they be able to do what they set out to do? Here are four practical challenges that will need to be overcome for the regulations to even be fully implemented . . .  More

Jeffrey Yuen
Mixed Messages to Nonprofits from FHA
By Jeffrey Yuen, New Jersey Community Capital
Last week, FHA announced changes to its program that sells pools of severely delinquent FHA-insured mortgages to investors. Most of the changes will help provide more protection for vulnerable homeowners seeking to avoid foreclosure, but one may have unintended consequences . . .  More

Bill Bynum

Payday Lending Regs Should Be a Federal Matter
Bill Bynum, HOPE Credit Union 
Like other states with Jim Crow legacies, Alabama has a disproportionately large concentration of payday lenders per capita. But last month, those financiers were dealt a new blow in the fight for a fair deal for consumers . . .  More

Steve Dubb
Cooperatives Gain Ground in Communities of Color
Steve Dubb, The Democracy Collaborative
Cooperatives, once largely overlooked in the community development field, are now an important part of community wealth building discussions. Where and how is this shift bringing greater numbers of communities of color into the co-op fold?  More
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Why not require zoning to be changed more easily, with two-year plans, not five- to eight-year plans, that allow developers to . . . --Marc Pasquini, more . . .

The author takes a strange argumentative turn where he actually grants that supply does bring housing costs down, and notices that the easiest, fastest way to add supply is to build sprawl, and then argues that sprawl is bad. He's right on both counts, but he glides over why it's so easy to . . . --Sonja, more . . . 

Someone please tell me in language that a child can understand: How can I be born onto land and not have access to it to live on it? Why have we turned shelter into a profit driven business? We need . . . --Jill, more . . .

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Murtaza Baxamusa
Sol Price School of Public Policy, USC

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Michael Bodaken
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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

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Rick Jacobus
Street Level Advisors

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