Section 8 Gets More Power

Also: Don't Rush to Judgment Over These Artists' Lofts in the Twin Cities ● In Creative Placemaking, a Sense of Ownership Matters
Tuesday, July 19, 2016


Live Webcast | Addressing Lead Exposure in Low-Income Communities | July 20, 1:30 p.m. ET

The Center for American Progress hosts a discussion on addressing lead exposure in low-income communities with HUD Secretary Julián Castro, as well as a panel of experts who will discuss best practices for creating lead-free homes and working together across sectors to ensure that every child lives in an environment conducive to their success.

Industry News

Lavea Brachman
The Greater Ohio Policy Center announces that Lavea Brachman, co-founder and executive director, will depart to take a position with the newly established Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation located in Detroit, Michigan, where she will guide efforts in a variety of focus areas including healthy community design and access, and working class families in the regions of southeast Michigan and western New York. 

Sarah Mickelson
NLIHC welcomes Sarah Mickelson as director of public policy. Mickelson worked previously with Enterprise Community Partners as a senior analyst, as a legislative and policy analyst at the National Community Reinvestment Coalition, and served as policy counsel at Rapoza Associates. 

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Raisa Johnson and Michael Bodaken

Don't Rush to Judgment Over These Artists' Lofts in the Twin Cities
Raisa Johnson and Michael Bodaken, National Housing Trust

By focusing on these three properties, a recent New York Times editorial misses the larger picture about . . .  More

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In Creative Placemaking, a Sense of Ownership Matters
Irfana Jetha Noorani, 11th Street Bridge Park

Cultural displacement leads to residents feeling a dwindling sense of ownership over their space. At the Bridge Park, we are tackling this issue by . . .  More

John Henneberger

Section 8 Gets More Power

John Henneberger, Texas Low Income Housing Information Service
HUD has finally come through with a major rule change that advocates have wanted for years. Here's what it will mean for voucher holders . . .  More
NACEDA Symposium

You Said It!

Excellent piece with solid analysis of policy-based rule changes, including one aimed at a problem that does not appear pressing and may have the opposite effect . . . --Greg Maher

It is extremely wrongheaded to imply there is something wrong about jurisdictions "outsourcing" production of their Analyses of Impediments. HUD's suggestion that the new Assessments of Fair Housing--which are nothing more than AIs on steroids--should be . . . --Fair Houser, more . . .

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Economic development can be done well--and done poorly. As part of a larger upcoming package about improving economic development practice, Shelterforce is collecting *your* stories about the times it went wrong. Which incentives or giveaways made you say "What were they thinking?!"

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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

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Hodges Development, LLC

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National CAPACD

Rick Jacobus
Street Level Advisors

Daniel Kravetz
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City University of New York

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