Neighborhood Stabilization Discussions

2012 MetLife Foundation Community-Police Partnership Awards Program Announced! The MetLife Foundation and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) are partnering for the eleventh year to recognize, sustain and… Started by Emily Salomon 1     Mar 8, 2012 Reply by Maya Brennan Strategic Data Use for Neighborhood Stabilization The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond hosted a … Read more

Rental Housing Preservation Discussions

interference with a tenants organization has anyone on the forum had any experience with filing a complaint against an owner who is interfering with a tenants organization. The pr… Started by Spencer Wells 0    Jun 27 Energy Cooperatives We are exploring the creation of a cooperative that will enhance the buying power of consumers … Read more

Live at the Forum Webinar on Balancing Affordability and Asset Building in Homeownership Programs

Wednesday, January 26 – Live at the Forum Webinar Balancing Affordability and Asset Building in Homeownership Programs On Wednesday, January 26 the Center for Housing Policy hosted the first Live at the Forum webinar event of 2011. This webinar session focused on a recent report by The Urban Institute that provides information on seven shared … Read more

Laura Williams’s Page

Laura Williams added a discussion to the group Foreclosure Prevention The Lone Star Exception Slate’s The Big Money has an interesting article this week about Texas’ unique mortgage laws. The author, Alyssa Katz, argues that restrictions on mortgage borrowing (no more than 80 percent of a home’s appraised value, among other things) kept the… Profile … Read more

The HOME Investment Partnerships Program

The HOME Investment Partnerships Program The HOME Investment Partnerships Program, commonly referred to as “HOME,” is a federal block grant program administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that distributes approximately $2 billion each year to states and participating localities. Unlike the Community Development Block Grant — the other main HUD … Read more

Background

The purpose of HousingPolicy.org is to identify promising strategies that states and localities can adopt to expand the availability of homes affordable to teachers, firefighters, nurses and other families who live or work in their communities. In general, this site focuses on state and local policies for expanding the supply or otherwise lowering the costs … Read more

Creating A Plan

Creating a Plan Introduction In theory, a community can have a comprehensive and effective housing strategy without a written plan that explains it. But that is unusual. Developing a formal document that sets out the community’s overall housing strategy can help to ensure that all bases are covered and facilitate an evaluation and monitoring process … Read more

Housing Plan Profile: Arizona

Plan title: Arizona Incentives for Affordable Housing Task Force Final Report [PDF], available on the State Department of Housing website. Issued: June 2006 Overview: The task force that wrote this plan was convened in December 2005 at Governor Napolitano’s direction following her veto of SB1477, a bill that would have prohibited inclusionary zoning in Arizona. … Read more