Income and Assets Are Not Enough

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016


Live Webcast | Promoting Economic Mobility: Putting Evidence to Action for Communities | September 14, 8:45 a.m. ET

The Urban Institute and the Citi Foundation co-sponsor this discussion on innovative strategies and practices that promote upward mobility, as well as emerging research and place-conscious practices for cities, neighborhoods, and workplaces. Keynote speakers include OMB director Shaun Donovan and US attorney general Loretta Lynch. Live event will stream here.

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In this session of their ongoing series, the Build Healthy Places Network will feature three local leaders who are all in the midst of deepening their relationships with Community Development Financial Institutions by way of their work as BUILD Grantees. Learn more and register here.

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Michael L. Chambers

At the Table AND Being Heard
Michael L. Chambers, Humanities in Public
How one question stopped a program planning group in its tracks, and set them on a path to ensuring a local arts event was as supportive/inclusive of all its community members as it could be.  

Bill Bynum

Can Smartphones Replace Bank Branches?

Bill Bynum, HOPE Credit Union
Mobile banking has the potential to be a game changer in bank deserts across the Mid South, but will the benefits outweigh the drawbacks?  More  

Morduch Schneider

Income and Assets Are Not Enough

Jonathan Morduch and Rachel Schneider, U.S. Financial Diaries Project
A yearlong analysis of 200-plus households suggests that we've been missing an important part of the financial security picture . . .  
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You Said It!

I appreciated your article and would like to forward a suggestion to Mr. Levavi, from Brinshore Development LLC, regarding his conclusion that "owners and renters should be part of the same governing structure." It is the Participatory Budget, a governance tool forged in Brazil in the 90´s that won a UN-Habitat Prize. The Toronto Community Housing in Canada successfully applies it. In 2011, I interviewed . . . --Maria da Silveira Lobo on Making Mixed-Income Developments Work

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