Doctors vs. Speculators

Also: A New Kind of Foreclosure Crisis in the Making ● Upside-Down Tax Reform: Cuts at the Expense of Working Families
Tuesday, May 2, 2017

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Sarah Greenberg joins Forward Community Investments as regional director for southeast Wisconsin. Greenberg has previously served in various roles at NeighborWorks America, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and Northwest Side CDC.


Webinar | Connecting Communities | Preserving Affordable Rural Rental Housing: New Tools and Promising Practices | May 4, 3 p.m. EDT

This webinar, sponsored by the Federal Reserve System, will explore strategies that are being implemented to preserve the thousands of affordable rental properties in rural communities in danger of being lost in the next decade.


Medicaid Fills Coverage Gaps in Rural Areas

A new brief from the Kaiser Family Foundation examines the role of Medicaid in rural America, where residents are more likely than in urban areas to be low income, have a disability, be unemployed or lack private health insurance.

SAHF: The Path to Partnership

In this new report, the Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future present lessons learned from their joint initiatives between affordable housing providers and Medicaid managed-care programs.

On Unequal Footing: Racial Divides in the Housing Market

This brief report by Zillow shows how people of color are harmed by decreases in housing affordability.

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Doctors Join the Fight Against Speculators
Miriam Axel-Lute, Shelterforce
Could the next frontier of cooperation between health care professionals and housing advocates be tenant rights organizing? Campaigns in these cities show that it might be. More

A New Kind of Foreclosure Crisis Is in the Making
Brian Levinson, NeighborWorks America
Some folks, even in community development, think the foreclosure crisis is over, but there's a new emergency within the more vulnerable segments of our population--and it's hitting the elderly particularly hard. More

Upside-Down Tax Reform: Cuts at the Expense of Working Families
Chad Bolt and David Newville, CFED
This Wednesday, President Trump released a one-page outline of a tax plan that he says provides tax relief for the middle class, but don't be fooled: like the American Health Care Act, which actually was a massive tax cut for the wealthy disguised as health care reform, this plan is also a massive tax cut for people who need one the least. This time, it is merely disguised as "tax relief" and "simplification." For starters . . . More

You Said It!

More power to the residents in Atlanta occupying abandoned Turner Field. Where are the organizations going online to raise money to support their efforts? --Herb Fisher, more

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