Where we’ve been in Fall 2014
In addition to all the online training and resources the Network provides, staff also travel across the country to present and represent CLTs and shared equity approaches. Here’s what we’ve been up to this fall:
Bipartisan Policy Center’s 2014 Housing Policy Summit, Washington DC, September 15-16, 2014.
Emily Thaden and Mark Perlman, the Network’s Research & Policy team, joined hundreds of private-sector experts, elected officials, scholars, and industry leaders to discuss and debate America’s housing policy. Shared equity homeownership was highlighted as an important solution for affordable housing policy by Jeffrey Lubell of Abt Associates.
Northwest CLT Gathering, Glacier September 22- 24th
Melora Hiller, Beth Sorce, Jason Webb and Lisa Johnson attended the Northwest CLT Coalition’s annual gathering in Glacier, MT. Beth Sorce and Melora Hiller presented 1 ½ days worth of content to the 50 + attendees, including a history of CLTs, training on community engagement best practices and the popular “Hearts, Stars and Money Trees” on organizational development.
Rail~Volution Minneapolis, MN September 22-24
Mark Perlman participated in this conference to get a sense of the TOD policy landscape with regards to affordable housing and, particularly, shared equity or permanent affordability. Tony Pickett of the Urban Land Conservancy (Denver, CO) participated in a panel on gentrification and displacement around transit. Mark used this opportunity to attend the “Land Stewardship and Transit-Oriented Development: Does it Work?” workshop on the 25th, which was organized by the City.
Community meetings in Philadelphia, Baltimore and Pittsburg September
Beth Sorce and Mark Perlman conducted trainings for the Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania on permanently affordable housing and state and local policy opportunities in both Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. Thank you to the Women’s Community Revitalization Program (WCRP) for hosting them in their beautiful space in Philly! Beth and Jason Webb also met with a number of community groups, including the United Workers, in Baltimore to talk about their emerging CLTs.