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Week of December 2
Beth Osborne, Transportation for America
Affordable housing around new transit stops isn’t enough, and here’s why. Read Full Article
James Tracy, Writer
Several Democratic frontrunners have proposed serious housing legislation, but will the plans actually address the crisis? Read Full Article
Josh B. Silver, National Community Reinvestment Coalition
Transformational reform of the Community Reinvestment Act could do more harm than good. Read Full Article
From the Shelterforce archive:
Lisa Rice, National Fair Housing Alliance
The racial wealth gap is probably best illustrated in the way our country has, and has not, provided access to the single most important determinant of wealth for the majority of people in the United States—home and land ownership. It started with . . . Read Full Article
Industry News
John Cannon, former senior vice president at Freddie Mac, is joining The Community Preservation Corporation as president of CPC Mortgage Company LLC, the company's agency lending subsidiary.
Patrick Canagasingham, currently the chief executive officer of Toronto-based organization Children Believe, will become chief operating officer of Habitat for Humanity International in March 2020. He replaces Tjada McKenna, who left the organization earlier this year.

Thursday, Dec. 19, 2 p.m. ET | Effective Anchor-Community Engagement Strategies: Community Perspectives | Join Emerald Cities Collaborative for this webinar that discusses issues such as: how to define community, the types of community participation, building anchor-community tables, and strategies to address structural underpinnings of community health, community wealth and climate resilience. Register here.
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You Said It
Sarah Adler: Excellent presentation of the situation in Indian Country – Patrice, thank you for this article and for your leadership on behalf of Indian Country! An additional key asset to note is . . . Read More

Angela Shuckahosee: Fantastic article . . . Tangible steps to increase homeownership on tribal lands. Via Twitter

Tim Thompson: I’m curious about whether anyone has any sense of what difference preference policies make in who ends up living in a new development. Is the resident population any different than . . . Read More

Edward Goetz: Well, that’s the very question at the heart of the claim by fair housing advocates that such policies perpetuate segregation. My point is that their argument is often times based on . . . Read More

@winterdan: I always aggressively misinterpret that phrase and recast it as "oh you mean downtown?" Via Twitter

Jasmine Olivia: Thank you for sharing, this was a great article. Via Twitter

Dean: This was a great article. One point I would have liked to see addressed is the fact that so-called ‘middle income’ is not calculated very fairly, especially here in . . . Read More

Jonathan: I realise that I’m about 8 months to late, but I would be interested where I as a young white cis-male Software Developer should live to avoid displacing people? I understand from . . . Read More

Miriam Axel-Lute: I’m not going say that there is an easy answer (there isn’t). There are some ideas in this document, however, such as make sure a unit you’re moving into wasn’t . . . Read More
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Executive Director, City Roots Community Land Trust, Inc., Rochester, New York ● Reporting to a community-led Board of Directors, the Executive Director (ED) provides direction and leadership for the mission and vision of City Roots, represents the organization and its work, and manages day-to-day operations. The ED . . . Read Full Listing
Executive Director, Affordable Housing, Wisconsin Partnership for Housing Development, Wisconsin ● Reporting to the Board of Directors and managing a team of three, the Executive Director is responsible for ensuring that the real estate development activities and other WPHD programs advance WPHD’s mission, vision, policy and strategic . . . Read Full Listing
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