Is Scattered Site Rehab *Really* Too Expensive?

Also: Four Bold Demands for Tenants' Rights ● The Danger when Middle-Income People Feel the Affordability Crisis ● Is It NIMBY or Not?
Wednesday, October 12, 2016


Webinar | Financing the Inclusive Economy | Oct. 20, 3 p.m. ET

The Democracy Collaborative hosts this discussion on strategies for financing the inclusive economy, grounded in broad-based ownership and anchored in community, drawing on the lessons highlighted in their new report. Learn more and register here.

Opportunity/Informational Webinar | Technical Assistance Scholarship Program | Oct. 20, 12 p.m. ET

Center for Community Progress is accepting applications for their Technical Assistance Scholarship Program (TASP), which aims to seed innovation tackling vacancy and abandonment nationwide. This webinar will provide community groups with useful information for completing applications before the Nov. 17 deadline.

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Center for Neighborhood Technology names Erin Grossi as new CEO

Grossi comes to CNT most recently from UI LABS, where she served as the principal business strategist and oversaw a portfolio including water/flooding solutions, smart buildings, and other technology projects. Before that she worked for 11 years at the nonprofit Underwriters Laboratories, most recently as chief economist and director of innovation.

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Is It NIMBY or Not? 

Benjamin Dulchin, Association of Neighborhood and Housing Developers

What may look like a NIMBY reaction to affordable housing to an outside observer may actually be something quite different.  More

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Four Bold Demands for Tenants' Rights

Malcolm Torrejón Chu, Right to the City Alliance

In preparation for the National Renters' Day of Action, organizations developed four strong demands to improve conditions for renters. The demands are . . . More

Think Scattered Site Rehab Is Too Expensive? Think Again.

Karen Black, May 8 Consulting Inc.

We tend to assume it's much simpler, and more cost-effective, to construct and manage a new multifamily building than to try to rehab and manage single-family homes spread over a wide area. But what if that's just not true?  More

The Danger when Middle-Income People Feel the Affordability Crisis

Miriam Axel-Lute, Shelterforce

An upcoming ballot proposition in a housing-squeezed city shows us how increased attention to the affordability crisis may not necessarily result in more help for those who need it most More
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You Said It!

For the next layer of complexity, this could be mapped [by] population (or 'housing units') falling into various tenure types, although definition of types would need to be fuzzy by nature and . . . --Sam, more

Great overview for understanding housing tenure! There are a few items to expand this picture. For example, any ownership structure needs to take into consideration local real estate markets when determining wealth-building potential. There has been, and will continue to be, many low-cost and non-appreciating submarkets in the Midwest, South, rural and . . . --David Cramer, more

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