A New Way to Prevent Displacement?

Why Don't Low-Income Families Save? ● Universities Commit to Their Neighborhoods ● Philanthropic Satire ● Vets Need Specific Support
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Shane Phillips

A New Way to Prevent Displacement?

Shane Phillips, Los Angeles Streetcar Inc.
Here is a housing model for L.A. that both pro-build and anti-displacement advocates could possibly get behind (and NIMBY folks wouldn't notice).  More

Steve Dubb

Universities Commit to Being Accountable to Their Neighborhoods

Steve Dubb, The Democracy Collaborative

Whole networks of colleges and universities are now committing to the concept that they owe something to their neighborhoods. What are they saying and how would it work?    More

Ruth Loess

Foundations Shrugged

Ruth Loess, philanthropic satirist

Ruth Loess (her pen name) is our newest blog contributor who will bring something different to our usual offerings . . . satire. Starting today, she'll be challenging some sacred cows of the field, as well as stating the obvious, yet funny flaws of a system we live and work in. We hope you enjoy her writing.   More


Vets Need Housing With Specific Supports

Flynann Janisse, Rainbow Housing Assistance Corporation
The supportive services veterans need to transition out of homelessness can be different from what the general homeless population needs.   More

Answer 183
Q: Why don't low-income families save?
A: Actually they do!
However, they tend to be saving for the short term, rather than the long term.

The U.S. Financial Diaries Project found that the amount of income the study households set aside in one way or another--extra tax withholding, in a savings account, or given to a family member to hold, for example--was four times as a big as . . .   More

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

Housing Assistance Council

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

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National CAPACD

Rick Jacobus
Street Level Advisors

Daniel Kravetz
Freelance Writer


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Alexandra Moffett-Bateau
City University of New York

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