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Bostic, now in his second turn at HUD, is known for his extensive work analyzing the roles that credit markets, financing, and policy play in furthering economic access for all.
While developers, tech companies, and greedy landlords are often cited as the usual suspects driving the housing crisis, one group is often overlooked: the banks that finance the deals.
For health care institutions and community development organizations that focus on low-income communities’ social determinants of health, this year has been a doozy. The...
Two large community development intermediaries have announced major racial equity initiatives that emphasize how affordable housing gets built—and who builds it.
In the second installment of updates to Shelterforce articles of old, we check in on how well some of the recommendations, predictions, and worries about rent control, rental assistance, and universal vouchers have aged.
Surprise, frustration, and optimism mingle in response to left-field choice.
Increasingly, health practitioners are being hired by community development organizations, and vice versa. What can they tell us about how differently the sectors operate and perceive issues, and where there’s potential for partnership?
ProMedica and LISC team up to fund place-based investments in the hope of improving health outcomes for residents. How do they do it?
The choice to support privately-operated, publicly-funded schools puts these lenders at odds with many of their usual political allies and constituencies. So what’s the motivation?
Over the last few years, communities have witnessed the latest iteration of Wall Street predation—the purchase in bulk of distressed single-family mortgages and foreclosed homes (REOs) with the intent to rent them—so called REO to Rental.
Anyone like me who’s spent more than a few years doing community development is likely to have been force-fed...