Financial Ed. Should Get Political

Also: "Your Lease Should Be Next to Your Bible" ● Political History in Public Space ● Bank Agencies Take the Easy Way Out on CRA
Tuesday, September 27, 2016

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Financial Education Should Get Political

Rosalyn Epstein, Urban Strategies Council

Financial curricula for low-income households often focus on personal choices about budgeting and saving--but if they don't also address systemic problems, exploitation, and discrimination, they aren't . . .  More


"Your Lease Should Be Next to Your Bible," #RentersDayofAction

Keli A. Tianga, Shelterforce

Newark may not be first on the list of cities you would expect to be feeling the threat of gentrification, but in fact, this week . . .  More

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Political History in Public Space

Joyce Fernandes, archi-treasures

In the mid-1990s, the Chicago Park District refused to allow a statue of Don Pedro Albizu Campos to be placed within Humboldt Park. But not everyone was so afraid of including political history into public space . . .   More

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Bank Agencies Take the Easy Way Out on CRA

Josh Silver, NCRC

Despite a major need for reform to CRA regulations, federal bank agencies decided to quietly bunt instead of swing for the fences. Instead of making any changes to the regulations, they only . . .  More
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For years, East Cleveland has been getting by with a police department that is grossly understaffed, under-equipped, and often grossly unprofessional . . . . My guess is that most East Cleveland residents would prefer the Cleveland Police Department to what they have now. --Greg, more

Thoughtful article. This shift toward a broader and more comprehensive recognition of the critical nature of this role and how through co-investment we can gain more impact on the side of nurturing community is important.  I love the idea of promoting a love of hosting and connecting in shared space through . . . --Jennifer Vanica, more

Love this article and way of thinking that seems like it should be so intuitive in nature -- yet seldom found.  Thank you for sharing. --Amy Jo, more

Just as we certify any contract personnel, the property manager should require ongoing licensing/certification. Many stay up on the business aspects of their job, but lose the human side of things. Let's not forget that if . . . --Karla P. Graham, more

The Tenderloin Housing Clinic, which I head, renamed the position years ago to "Supportive Housing Manager." --Randy Shaw, more

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