Tag: sidebar

Questioning Drug Testing

Arrest records aren’t the only barrier to employment out there that’s not about skills and job readiness. During the post-Katrina redevelopment of the New Orleans...

Seed Capital for Some Capital Seeds

High Mowing Seeds, an organic seed company, grew out of what is known today as “slow money,” or patient capital. The founder, Tom Stearns, started...

New Hampshire Community Loan Fund

New Hampshire Community Loan Fund began one of the strongest CDFI individual investor programs in the country by simply offering donors the option to...

Who is at the table?

Who is at the table is important for both capital absorption and for the success of investments that get made. For example, in the...

Enterprise Community Impact Note

Enterprise Community Loan Fund created the Enterprise Community Impact Note in 2010 with the goal of raising $50 million from impact investors. By systematically...

Lessons Learned from Harmony Oaks Redevelopment

You can do good work even in a devastated city, but you have to build an alternate set of systems until the regular systems...

How Did the Community Development Industry Become So Housing...

The nonprofit community development industry has grown and matured over the last thirty years. During the 1970s this nascent movement was boosted by the...

596 Acres creates tools to help neighbors “Find the lot of...

making municipal information about vacant public land available online through a searchable map and on the ground by placing signs that explain a lot’s...

A Community-Driven HIA

The healthy corridor for all HIA examined the effects of zoning decisions around a planned light rail line in the MinneapolisÐSt. Paul area (see...

The Six Steps to an HIA

A health impact assessment is a six-step, systematic approach to assessing the likely health consequences — good and bad — of a proposed action....

Detroit: Precise Associates

“When we try to stabilize neighborhoods, rather than being scattered in approach, we try to buy as many properties as possible in a given...

Chicago: Mercy Portfolio Services, a subsidiary of Mercy Housing

“How do we knit together the capacity, whether it’s the developer, lawyers, title companies, lenders, and define the deal so that we can move...

New Jersey: Community Asset Preservation Corporation

“One of the main challenges in preserving neighborhoods everywhere is figuring out how to better establish a permanent, durable, capital pool that is more...

Standing Up for the Future

On November 3, 2010, the day after the midterm elections, 30 leaders from PICO, including homeowners struggling to avoid foreclosure, housing counselors and clergy,...

Is Rehab Greener?

New, efficient buildings can offer all sorts of energy, water, and other environmental savings — in addition to offering modern amenities desired by tenants....

Can Fighting Sprawl Broaden Affordable Housing’s Constituency?

A hot housing market in Asheville, North Carolina, has driven residents away from the core of its metropolitan area and into sprawl communities in...

Pianka’s Peers

While Pianka’s methods are unusual, he is not alone in exploring these sorts of remedies. Pianka often appears at national conferences with judges Larry...

Economic Development at FHLBanks

FHLB: Atlanta PROGRAM: Economic Development and Growth Enhancement Program (EDGE) MEMBER: Branch Banking & Trust of North Carolina (BB&T Bank) RESULT: In the Shaw neighborhood...

Linked Deposits

In 2009, in Pittsburgh, a city much admired for its bank/CDC collaborations, the lender for a prominent mixed commercial/residential project was requiring new appraisals...

Inclusionary Housing: A Critical Step Toward Equity

By Patrick Maier Inclusionary housing policies can harness the market in the name of equity. These policies, which require or incentivize the provision of affordable...