No, Really, Housing Policy *Could* Get Done Next Year

Also: Gentrification Was the Killer in Oakland Fire ● The Foreclosure King Ascends to Treasury ● Is Universal Basic Income the Answer?
Tuesday, December 13, 2016

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Andrea Levere, president of the Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED), has been named the newest member of the Community Advisory Council for the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. She joins several other leaders from the community development field on the council (full list).

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No, Really, Housing Policy *Could* Get Done Next Year
Ethan Handelman, National Housing Conference
Is there a case to be made that there's actually hope for a Republican Congress to pass meaningful housing policy next year? More

The Foreclosure King Ascends to Treasury
Dan Immergluck, Georgia Tech
While the choice for HUD secretary seems an odd, unqualified one, the second-tier appointments may say more about the possibilities for benign or malign neglect at HUD going forward. We should be looking beyond HUD however. Here's why Mnuchin is even more worrisome than Carson . . . More

Gentrification Was the Killer in Oakland Fire
Eva Wingren, Baltimore Community Foundation
The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, which killed nearly 150 New York garment workers in 1911, inspired a generation of labor organizers and led to concrete improvements in building safety. But the Ghost Ship tragedy in Oakland shows us that the Triangle legacy is . . . More

Keeping Everyone Afloat: Is Universal Basic Income the Answer?
Keli Tianga, Shelterforce
Advocates and organizers who deal with the needs of the poor often say it's not really a housing/food/training issue, it's an income issue. So what would happen if we just addressed income? More

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Portland State University

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