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Creating Permanently Affordable Homeownership with CLTs

Written for local elected officials and housing program administrators, this chapter explains how Community Land Trusts operate and places them within a continuum of other policy alternatives.

By | 2014-06-20T22:51:32+00:00 May 7th, 2005|Community Land Trusts, Homeownership|Comments Off on Creating Permanently Affordable Homeownership with CLTs

Commercial Development Training Program

I developed this series of day long and multi-day workshops to help community development corporations and local governments understand the unique challenges associated with neighborhood retail development.

By | 2014-06-20T22:51:40+00:00 May 6th, 2004|Commercial Revitalization|Comments Off on Commercial Development Training Program

Commercial Stabilization ToolKit

This tool provides real world examples that support the idea that stabilizing a neighborhood commercial district can not only be achieved without fueling gentrification it may be a necessary step in preventing gentrification.

By | 2014-06-20T22:51:44+00:00 May 7th, 2003|Commercial Revitalization|Comments Off on Commercial Stabilization ToolKit

Understanding Subsidy Retention

I created this interactive tutorial on the economics of permanently affordable housing after trying to explain these concepts to small groups with static PowerPoint slides.

By | 2014-06-20T22:51:51+00:00 May 7th, 2000|Community Land Trusts, Homeownership, Inclusionary Housing|Comments Off on Understanding Subsidy Retention

EastLake Revitalization Plan

The EastLake Main Street Strategy outlined overall goals of this effort, identified key stakeholders whose support would be essential and spelled out a 3-year workplan and budget. This plan led directly to multi-year funding commitments from four funders.

By | 2014-06-20T22:52:05+00:00 May 6th, 1999|Commercial Revitalization|Comments Off on EastLake Revitalization Plan

Multi-Lingual Welfare to Work Collaboration

I coordinated a community planning process focused on the challenge of welfare to work. The process involved 35 social service agencies serving two Oakland neighborhoods. The collaboration secured over $2.5 million from 9 funding sources for a pilot program.

By | 2014-06-20T22:52:08+00:00 May 4th, 1999|Strategy|Comments Off on Multi-Lingual Welfare to Work Collaboration