Government Being a Jerk? Do This.

Also: Future of Green Jobs Is Not at the Federal Level ● Failing the Equitable Development Test ● Solar Installation Gives Community New Power
Tuesday, May 9, 2017

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How to Do Affordable Housing When Your Government Is Being a Jerk
Keli A. Tianga, Shelterforce
We've written about municipalities and states going it alone when federal funding was scarce, but they aren't the only ones. Nonprofits and philanthropic organizations are also continuing to come up with creative financing mechanisms--especially ones that shift the focus from development to acquisition. Here are a few recent examples . . . More

The Future of Green Jobs Is Not at the Federal Level
Elsa Barboza, Center for Community Change
With the federal government turning its back on the environment and the growth of clean energy jobs, more and more states are . . . More

Failing the Equitable Development Test
Ted Wysocki, Institute of Cultural Affairs USA
The Ivy City community in D.C. set out to turn a historic school and one acre of the site into a Community Land Trust. The school building would become a community square surrounded by new affordable housing. Unfortunately . . .

Solar Installation Gives New Power to a Community
Timi Lewis, Lewis Media, and Kirsten Rumsey, GRID Alternatives
Top on the list of nonprofit developer NHP Foundation's changes to its newly acquired Parkchester Apartments was the realignment of the development's environmental footprint. But some argued . . . More

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