Why Police Are a Community Development Problem

Also: It's Not Just Flint--You Won't Believe Where There's Lead in the Drinking Water ● Unpredictable Income Affects More than Just Households
Tuesday, August 2, 2016

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Brenda J. Clement
Roger Williams University has appointed Brenda J. Clement to serve as director of HousingWorks Rhode Island. Clement has previously served as executive director of the Housing Action Coalition and the Housing Network in Rhode Island, and Citizens' Housing and Planning Association in Massachusetts.

U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro has awarded $8 million to 10 severely distressed neighborhoods by way of HUD's Choice Neighborhoods Initiative, a program designed to help local leaders craft comprehensive, homegrown plans to revitalize and transform these neighborhoods.


The Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity has released the fourth edition of its annual State of the Science: Implicit Bias Review, highlighting current trends and outcome disparities in criminal justice, workforce and hiring, housing, and healthcare.

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Why Police Are a Community Development Problem
Jamaal Green, Portland State University
If Black Lives Matter to Community Development, we as a field need to explicitly support radical change in policing. So far, we're not there yet. Here's how we can get there . . .  More

Ripple Effect

Unpredictable Income Affects More than Just Households

Joanna Smith-Ramani and David Mitchell, 
Aspen Institute Financial Security Program
Financial instability of families affects the economic health of entire communities. Here's what we've learned about how . . .  More

Laura Barrett

It's Not Just Flint: 

You Won't Believe Where There's Lead in the Drinking Water
Laura Barrett, Center for Health, Environment and Justice
When you're planning a vacation these days, you had better do a search to find out if your destination has safe water--in the USA, not the third world . . .  More

You Said It!

Great work. Now how do we use it in the current community benefit agreements in Ohio where these banks are HQ'd? Have we developed best practices that can be used by organizations like ours to accomplish our . . .  --Hershel Daniels Junior, more

If testing is not a part of their investigative toolkit, regulatory agencies and many fair lending advocates will continue to miss or fail to detect much of the unlawful racial discrimination that is still occurring in the housing market. The analysis of lending data does not always tell the whole story. Data analysis should be combined with . . . --Fred Freiberg, more

The attention should be on understanding why those programs haven't delivered the promised "revitalization" and what needs to be done to make them work, not continue to hold low-income families hostage in . . . --Betsy Julian, more

The notion that "investors" are now demanding financially strong developers is clearly shown by HUD's major emphasis on underwriting HOME projects. HUD (the investor) insists that PJ's use HOME dollars only if . . . --Bob Jones, more

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