October 9, 2013

Beyond Bricks and Sticks

A weekly digest of current trends in housing and community development. The discussion examines topics from infrastructure to community fabric.

Innovative Solutions for Preserving Affordable Rental Housing

(RECAP: HUD looks at federal solutions (such as the Mark-to-Market program and the Rental Assistance Demonstration pilot program) and local solutions (in cities such as Denver, San Diego and New York) that have proven successful.)

Tactics for Short-Term Community Revitalization

(RECAP: While city leaders devise the solutions for urban revitalization, there’s no reason for residents to sit idly. Instead, residents can get hands-on through displays of “tactical urbanism”. )

Early Funding is Worth its Weight in Gold

(RECAP: Whether flexible funding helps hire a development manager, an architect or exists as an early investment that attracts larger supporters, organizations that are able to secure this kind of financing have the best chance of getting a new affordable rental project done or to sustain an existing one.)

3 Uses for Online Senior Housing Directories

(RECAP: While seniors and their adult children may use online directories at all stages of the search process, here are three phases in which online senior housing directories can be particularly helpful for decision-making.)

Center To Bridge Divide Between Disability Community, Police

(RECAP: Serving as a clearinghouse, this first-of-its-kind national center will offer a resource library, directories of attorneys, victim advocates and other experts, in addition to a database of relevant state laws.)

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