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Defining Community Development in Order to Fund It

What is a community development corporation? A few state and local governments have created formal definitions or guidelines to help target special tax credit funding to the field.

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Are Race-Based Lawsuits Affecting Community Lenders?

Shelterforce spoke with community-lending leaders and experts about the current mood across the sector. What, if anything, are organizations planning to do to avoid becoming the next target?

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Opinion

Podcast: The Future of Housing Journalism

Shelterforce’s Miriam Axel-Lute and Shelby King were featured on the Housing After Dark podcast.

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The Permanent Affordability That Wasn’t: Lessons from the Pythian Building

A high-stakes, high-profile community land trust project once hailed as a triumph in New Orleans ended in disaster for its residents, but it’s important to draw the right lessons about why.

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KeyBank and NCRC Are Back Together. What’s Different This Time?

The nonprofit is giving the big bank a shot at proving it’s not the “worst” for Black borrowers. But after getting burned by the lender during the last community benefits agreement, what guardrails can NCRC put in place to ensure KeyBank keeps its promises?

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Opinion

Want Leaders in Community Development? Develop a New Hiring Strategy

It’s easy to stick to the tried-and-true pipeline when hiring for community development roles. But forming connections with people from different industries and generations can make our teams stronger.

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Nehemiah Initiative Seattle Seattle Jun, 17
City of Pasadena 100 North Garfield Ave., Pasadena Jun, 06