In this Issue: Roundtable: Policing and Community Development ● Treating Drug Addiction with Housing ● Do Rent Regulations Make the Housing Crisis Worse? ● Also: Jobs ● In Case You Missed It +
Week of February 10
In this Issue:Roundtable: Policing and Community Development● Treating Drug Addiction with Housing ● Do Rent Regulations Make the Housing Crisis Worse?● Also: Jobs ● You Said It ● In Case You Missed It +
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While they often collaborate with law enforcement to respond to concerns about crime in their neighborhoods or their properties, many community development leaders are also aware that the residents they serve are often mistreated by police and are wary of supporting overpolicing or increased incarceration. We invited a group of practitioners to share their experiences and talk through this tension. Read Full Article
Amy Klaben: This is an excellent policy recommendation. Too often people and policy makers recommend transit solutions without regard to historic segregation that created inequitable communities and the needs of families who must commute to low paying jobs. Read More
Paula DeMichele: . . . Density proponents won’t even discuss this fact. Constructing a 30 million dollar conglomerate building – and that is what the newest nonprofit multi-unit build proposed here will cost – does nothing to lower rents in itself. Here in Vermont as everywhere else, the single biggest cost factor is land prices. And they keep going up. Next is . . . Read More
Pamela Broom: . . . To systematically dismantle the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) is a heartless blow to equal justice and fairness. Such acts will only exacerbate the “dis-ease” that threatens the health of the entire civil fabric of our society. Read More