Chan-Zuckerberg Funds Loans *and* Policy for Bay Area Affordable Housing

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019
In This Issue: Generating Power in Oakland to Take Back Public Land ● CDFIs Stepped Up During the Shutdown ● Who Will Benefit From Opportunity Zones? ● Loans *and* Policy for More Bay Area Affordable Housing ● Also: Jobs ● Shelter Shorts ● Events +
Miriam Axel-Lute, Shelterforce
A pair of funds backed by philanthropic heavy hitters—convened by the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative—tries to take advantage of a moment when all eyes are on housing to both bridge gaps in the capital market and influence policy makers... Read Full Article
Shelterforce Staff
Coffee Shops Into Community Assets | Sen. Crapo's Plan to Eliminate Affordable Housing Goals | Zoning Out Families | Zombie Properties in Florida | Social Determinants of Health in the News | Climate Resilience | And More Quick Takes From Our Editors
Tanner Howard, Organizer
The competition to receive funding for Opportunity Zones from potential investors was a major focus of recent event led by the Urban Institute, but the question of who would benefit most from these investments marked a clear division among participants.  Read Full Article
Miriam Axel-Lute, Shelterforce
The recent government shutdown showed how crucial community development organizations, especially community development lenders, can be to keeping families and small businesses afloat. Read Full Article
Vanessa Riles, East Bay Housing Organizations
When a vacant lot was close to becoming the home of a 24-story, market-rate development, local activists prevented it from happening by...
Events
Thursday, Feb. 7, 1 p.m. CST | Creating Accountability With City Scrapers | Through this webinar, participants can learn how to replicate the open source City Scrapers project, which allows stakeholders to track all those important but often overlooked municipal meetings and decision-making processes. Info or register here.

Monday, Feb. 11, 3 p.m. EST | What Really Works in Homelessness Prevention: Lessons from Literature and the Field | Presented by Abt Associates’ Center on Evidence-based Solutions to Homelessness, this webinar will feature practitioners from three communities who will discuss their experience planning or implementing prevention activities, and how the evidence aligns with their work on the ground. Info or register here.
Resources
The National Low Income Housing Coalition just released Opportunities to End Homelessness and Housing Poverty in the 116th Congress, a memo to incoming senators and representatives on concrete steps they can take to help address one of the most critical issues facing extremely low-income families today: the lack of decent, accessible, and affordable housing. Click here to download a copy.
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When hospitals make investments in conditions outside their walls—like affordable housing and access to healthy foods—everyone wins. This is the story of how Dignity Health has been able to work with other partners in San Bernardino to expand affordable housing in the community, guided by community priorities and bringing in new resources and... — Rich Besser, more

Love this article because it brings out the larger issue that every industry needs to do what it can to cultivate positive mental health conditions, including Community dev. All us who have been touched by the tragedy of suicide understand the urgency. Thanks for writing! — John Lieber, via Twitter

Very thorough, comprehensive, fair review of this important book. Good job. — David Willingham, more

This is humbling and leaves me without words — identifying so much of what I hoped I had succeeded in in getting across... Andrea Gibbons, via Twitter
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