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Policy Action Committee Meeting: Catalyzing Impact Grantees Share Local Advocacy Strategies and Lessons Learned

Thank you to everyone who attended the Network and Cornerstone Partnership’s May Policy Action Committee Meeting.

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Advocating for permanently affordable housing at the local level can be complex. Practitioners must decide which policy or program best suits their community’s needs, determine whether the local political climate will allow it, and strategically engage an array of stakeholders for support.

Attendees learned about some of the local policy options available to them, and previous recipients of the Network and Cornerstone Partnership’s Catalyzing Impact grants shared their experiences and lessons learned from advocating for inclusionary zoning, housing trust funds and equitable transit-oriented development.


Jeff Washburne, Executive Director, City of Lakes Community Land Trust (Minneapolis, MN)

Selina Mack, Executive Director, Durham Community Land Trustees (Durham, NC)

Jim Steck, Housing Director, City First Homes (Washington, DC)

Erika Malone, Community Engagement Director, Homestead Community Land Trust (Seattle, WA)

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