How to Fund Land Banks

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
In This Issue: Speaking Up On Race, Housing, and Opportunity in Minnesota ● Hospital System Helps Housing Partners Unlock Capital ● How to Fund Land Banks ● Also: Jobs ● Shelter Shorts ● Events +
Tarik Abdelazim, Center for Community Progress
The number of land banks grew dramatically in the wake of the foreclosure crisis. So has our understanding of how to successfully fund them. Read Full Article
Shelterforce Staff
Shutdown Emergency | Paradise's Poor Planning | Gentrification Is Dangerous | When Bad Judgement Leads To A Promotion | "Gym Deserts" | And More Quick Takes From Our Editors
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Alyia S.P. Gaskins, Center for Community Investment
When plans to develop affordable housing units in San Bernardino hit a funding roadblock, Dignity Health committed a $1.2 million bridge loan to help fill the gap. But the health system didn’t stop there. Read Full Article
Nelima Sitati Munene, African Career Education & Resource, Inc.
What the remedy of moving people out of areas of concentrated poverty implies is that the dilution of poor people is the solution, and it absolves systems of coming up with solutions and strategies that will lift people out of poverty. When analysis is only on a spatial level… Read Full Article
Events
TODAY! Tuesday, Jan. 15, 4 p.m. ET | Impacts of the Government Shutdown on Affordable Housing and Community Development Programs | The partial government shutdown, now three weeks long, continues with no end in sight. Affordable housing programs and the low-income people they serve are already being negatively impacted. This call, sponsored by the National Low Income Housing Coalition, will provide information on the shutdown’s impacts on affordable housing and community development programs. 

Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2 p.m. ET | Introduction to Permanently Affordable Homeownership—Part One | Communities across the country are trying to create policies that do more with less, balance individual benefits with community benefits, and make a dent in their local affordable housing needs. In this webinar, Grounded Solutions Network makes the case for permanently affordable homeownership and shares how you can adopt and customize these models to fit your community’s needs.

Monday, Feb. 11, 3 p.m. EST | What Really Works in Homelessness Prevention: Lessons from Literature and the Field | Presented by Abt Associates’ Center on Evidence-based Solutions to Homelessness, this webinar combines evidence with real-world insight. Practitioners from three communities will discuss their experience planning or implementing prevention activities, and how the evidence aligns with their work on the ground. Info or register here.

You Said It!
We should bring this discussion up as it relates to our water work. There are so many parallels in the fight with hero/savior academics who come to our communities, steal our narratives, take control of our data and the interpretation of it, and after trundling us out like polar bears, walk away with… —Paul Schwartz, more
I am from the “inner city” in New York. My success in numerous fields and in my entrepreneurial endeavors is in great part to my having been reared in that environment. I learned how to adapt to society and see things from various perspectives so I could innovate and cultivate. Knowing my address was on my job applications and it clearly indicated I was a product of the “inner city” I found …
—Robert Roots, more
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