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20 Years Later, What HOPE VI Can Teach Us

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
In This Issue: Giving Up on Homeownership Is Giving In ● 20 Years Later, What HOPE VI Can Teach Us ● Also: Industry News ● You Said It! ● In Case You Missed It ● Jobs ● More

Black homeownership rates started to rise in the 1990s, but lost ground during the recent crisis at a disproportionate rate. In fact, homeownership rates for Black people recently fell below their rate at the time of the enactment of the Fair Housing Act in 1968. Moving the needle now seems like a Herculean challenge, especially in light of the Trump Administration’s budget and the House’s latest legislative antics.

Yet, families and advocates persevere. Late last year, CFED internally launched a new homeownership strategy to at once go beyond and enhance our work in manufactured housing by focusing on the three stages of homeownership.

The first is preparing . . .
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Taryn H. Gress and Emily K. Miller, National Initiative on Mixed-Income Communities

Affordable housing programs are at great risk of elimination under the current administration. In this uncertain climate, what can we learn from a program that leveraged private interest while aspiring to be a protector of affordable housing? 

Information on income and tenure mix can help us begin answering this question by providing insight into the nature of mixed-income developments and the impact these kinds of developments have on residents and communities. In the first comprehensive descriptive data analysis of overall production of HOPE VI units, the HOPE VI Data Compilation and Analysis provides a descriptive analysis of the HOPE VI grantees’ quarterly report data from 1993 through 2014.

In order to better understand the results of the largest federal mixed-income housing policy, our research . . .
Industry News
Ai-jen Poo, 2014 MacArthur Fellow and director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, is joining the board of the Ford Foundation. Poo, co-director of Caring Across Generations and founder of Domestic Workers United, has been named one of Time’s "100 Most Influential People in the World" as well as one of Newsweek’s "150 Women Who Shake the World." Read  our interview with her from our Summer 2014 issue.
CFED, the Corporation for Enterprise Development, has changed its name to Prosperity Now. Over the course of nearly four decades, CFED’s work has transformed from a focus on low-income entrepreneurs into a broader effort to fundamentally change the economy to work better for those with limited income—especially communities of color—in all facets of their lives. Read president Andrea Levere's full statement here.
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You Said It!

One of the additional forces at work is also unfair cost burdening. For communities that have suffered decades of disinvestment and the disproportionate distribution of public resources to newer neighborhoods, the infrastructure deficits can be beyond any estimated bonding capacity. These costs . . . —Jennifer Vanica, more
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Featured Bloggers
Bob Annibale, Citi ● Laura Barrett, Interfaith Worker Justice ● Murtaza Baxamusa, Sol Price School of Public Policy, USC ● Michael Bodaken, National Housing Trust ● Bill Bynum, HOPE Credit Union ● Steve Dubb, Democracy Collaborative ● Jamaal Green, Portland State University ● John Henneberger, Texas Low Income Housing Information Service ● David Holtzman, newspaper reporter and former planner ● Josh Ishimatsu, National CAPACD ● Rick Jacobus, Street Level Advisors ● Daniel Kravetz, Freelance Writer ● Alan Mallach, Center for Community Progress ● Jonathan Reckford, Habitat for Humanity ● Doug Ryan, Prosperity Now ● Josh Silver, NCRC ● James Tracy, San Francisco Community Land Trust ● Eva Wingren, Baltimore Community Foundation