Transportation is directly bound up with the work of community developers, who are trying to further healthy communities and opportunities for people who have been marginalized. It also affects . . . Read Editor's Note
Patrice Kunesh, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
Incomes are rising in much of Indian Country, and many people are looking to own their own homes. But a set of obstacles specific to Native lands is getting in the way. What should be done? Read Full Article
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
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Chris Gilbert: You made a good point about the benefits of rent control by citing, “We find that rent control increased the probability a renter stayed at their address by close to 20 percent.” I also understand what you said about . . . Read More
Bob Hearn: This is a valuable article which calls attention to several aspects of the difficulties of how we talk about the people we live with, work with, and work to help. This is a problem which . . . Read More
Trabian Shorters: Asset-framing is specifically defining people by their aspirations and contributions before noting their challenges so that it is much easier to see the truth, that their condition is by design not by deficits of character. Asset-Framing is actually necessary for truth-telling . . . Read More
Chris Schildt: Excellent, succinct explanation of the importance of preference policies. Preference policies will not stop or prevent displacement, but are an important piece of an overall strategy. Read More
Vince Wang: Thanks Ed for responding to the critics of community preference policies. One critic that you did not mention in the article is . . .Read More
Edward Goetz: Vince, I think my entire post is an answer to that particular critique. You ask, in essence, whether the pursuit of displacement mitigation compromises a different policy objective, which . . . Read More
Richard Goodman: To hell with the percentages and the analytics. Rents are too high. And not enough really affordable housing. Enough with the studying already. Please build lots and lots of really affordable housing. Read More