Author Archives: Laura

About Laura

Laura Recchie is the Director of Strategy and Project Development for Praxia Partners

Every little bit counts

It is very difficult for an apartment complex that serves low-income senior citizens to break even without some form of a subsidy or incentive. These can come in many flavors. Layering the subsidies on top of each other can result … Continue reading

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How non-profits can do well by doing good

Developing affordable homes for senior citizens does two things for non-profit entities. First, it gives them an independent, unrestricted program revenue stream to fund their activities. Second, it provides a critical service to the people the non-profits were founded to … Continue reading

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Historic preservation and solar are not mutually exclusive

The best roof for a new solar photovoltaic system is a new roof. But if you know Praxia’s work, you know, we love old buildings. So how can we mix two of our loves: renewable energy and historic preservation?   To … Continue reading

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Democrats and Republicans agree to electrify Africa

It’s not every day in Washington, DC that an issue finds major support on every side of the aisle. But providing US support to Africa’s efforts to electrify is an issue everyone can (and should) support.

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This Week in Community Development

We are back in 2014! after taking a brief hiatus over the turn of the year, we are back to sharing with our community the articles, research, analyses and other interesting things we are reading about. Our passion is community … Continue reading

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This Week in Community Development

  Wages, jobs and Justin Timberlake: that’s what was on our mind this week. Keep reading after the jump to see how all of these are more related than you might think!   In the News Invisible Child- a heartbreaking … Continue reading

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This Week in Community Development

First with the discouraging and then with the encouraging. (we like to focus on the positive) In disheartening news, this week’s reading offered major scrutiny of American policies and court decisions for exacerbating problems for marginalized citizens. However, leaders promise change, and innovative … Continue reading

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Lighting the World with Solar

If you follow our work, or our blog, I’m sure you’ve noticed that we at Praxia Partners have thrown our full support into the idea of renewable energy- solar in particular- being a key to many solutions for community issues. … Continue reading

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This Week in Community Development

Experts at Renewable Energy World, discuss Midwestern solar policies this week, while Governor Kasich did a (welcomed) 180 on the social safety net. On top of all that, there is a glimmer of hope for a bipartisan solution to our … Continue reading

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This Week In Community Development

  The Huffington Post is rallying the troops to support Chicago’s Southeast side this week, while analysts are still trying to sort out the ramifications of this month’s government shut down. And while new studies are showing Ohio is lagging … Continue reading

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