Category Archives: Building Neighborhoods

Portraits of homelessness

What is the state of affordable housing and homelessness in America? And who are we talking about when we talk about “the homeless?”

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Using eminent domain to protect homeowners

Richmond, California is considering using eminent domain to protect homeowners from banks. When eminent domain is in the news, it’s usually when the government takes private property and uses it for public purposes. In this case, however, Richmond officials hope to … Continue reading

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Supportive services for seniors: What makes a good life?

Often, seniors with modest incomes have to choose between three insufficient options: struggle with assisted living bills, navigate supportive services on their own, or rely on a loved one for caregiving. Joe Recchie, of Praxia Partners, began noticing the need … Continue reading

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Attack of the zombie titles!

What happens when banks walk away from the foreclosure process? When banks decide not to pursue foreclosure, they often neglect to tell the party who’s most concerned– namely, the homeowner who may have already left her house and community.

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UPDATE: Your pass to the latest research from the 2012 Housing Opportunity Convening

Thanks to the Poverty & Race Research Action Council, you can access research and presentations from the 2012 Housing Opportunity Convening. So, if you weren’t one of the lucky few invited to attend the event– hosted by the Ford Foundation, Open … Continue reading

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UPDATE: 2012 Housing Opportunity Convening and the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit

In late November, the Ford Foundation convened experts from three fields— civil rights, affordable housing, and community development— to share research and thoughts about securing housing opportunities for all Americans. Joe Recchie, of Praxia Partners, attended. “As we met on the … Continue reading

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Propelling progress: The latest on the 2012 Housing Opportunity Convening

Progress through collaboration Today, dozens of experts and leaders will convene in San Francisco to address this challenge: How do we secure housing opportunities for all Americans?

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Is fair housing a civil right?

Untangling the Tangled Web Is fair housing a civil right? The ACLU is suing Morgan Stanley for alleged violation of the Fair Housing Act, and in a recent article first published by Equal Justice Society, john powell, of Berkeley’s Haas … Continue reading

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Winners of the 2012 James B. Recchie Design & Preservation Awards

On September 27, at the historic Lincoln Theatre in the King-Lincoln district of Columbus, Columbus Landmarks Foundation announced the prestigious James B. Recchie Design & Preservation Awards. Since 1983, the awards have recognized that historic preservation and beautiful design improves quality of life in … Continue reading

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