Not Going Back to Segregation

Also: How NOT to Do Economic Development ● It's More Complicated than "Homeownership" vs. "Rental."
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Alan Mallach

How *Not* To Do Economic Development

Alan Mallach, Center for Community Progress

Since late 2013, the state of New Jersey has given out $1.1 billion in tax incentives under the Grow NJ program to 16 companies in the city of Camden. Five account for $900 million of this total, but unfortunately all are . . .  More

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It's More Complicated than "Homeownership" vs. "Rental." A Lot More.

Jake Wegmann, University of Texas at Austin, Alex Schafran, University of Leeds, and Deirdre Pfeiffer, Arizona State University

We think of there being two kinds of housing--"ownership" and "rental." But in fact there are dozens of variations, with different levels of control and potential financial gain. Which ones get public support, and does that make any sense?  More

John Henneberger
Not Going Back to Segregation

John Henneberger, Texas Low Income Housing Information Service

Some who have not followed Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. Inclusive Communities Project, Inc. closely have claimed that the district judge's decision dealt fair housing a hard blow, while others have said the district court ruling means that the extensive segregation of Low Income Housing Tax Credit apartments in Dallas has been declared "legal." This is nonsense. The facts are . . .  More
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You Said It!

Time to consider that these measurements are too complicated to motivate change or generate strong action. The OCC has given banks latitude to take "risks" outside their comfort zone. Huge crevasse between . . . --Rachel Johnston, more

Financial resiliency (thriving) needs to be at the top of the agenda vs. financial sustainability (surviving). It is important not to . . . --Lou Tisler, more

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