Housing

Affordable Housing, Sherman Park, 75 properties rehabilitated

Common Ground Rehabilitates 75 Properties

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Common Ground

Common Ground has been working in the Sherman Park community since 2008. While visible progress doesn’t always make front page news, we are happy to report on some recent successes resulting from our community efforts. Read more about Common Ground Rehabilitates 75 Properties

Common Ground

Carmelia Goffe, Nehemiah Housing, EBC Leader

Remembering Carmelia Goffe

Tuesday, December 13, 2016
New York Times

The Metro IAF sadly reports the death of Carmelia Goffe, East Brooklyn Congregations leader.  Ms. Goffe helped lead the resurrection of East New York through EBC's fights for Nehemiah housing, community policing and improved schools.  We ask that you continue to keep Ms. Goffe and her family in your prayers. Read more about Remembering Carmelia Goffe

EBC

Affordable Housing, Rent, Property Price Stabilization

Radical Model Fighting the Housing Crisis: Tie Property Prices to Income

Monday, January 16, 2017
The Guardian

Buried among the workhouse chic and the new brick apartment blocks is an unlikely experiment in building homes that will remain affordable to local people forever. Read more about Radical Model Fighting the Housing Crisis: Tie Property Prices to Income

Citizens UK

NYCHA, Mold, Affordable Housing, Fr. Francis Skelly, Organizing in NYC

Mayor Budgets $1B to Fix NYCHA Roofs, But Critics Say Not It's Enough

Tuesday, January 24, 2017
New York Daily News

....Metro Industrial Areas Foundation, questioned whether repairs will come fast enough to alleviate the toxic mold that afflicts so many public housing tenants. Read more about Mayor Budgets $1B to Fix NYCHA Roofs, But Critics Say Not It's Enough

Metro IAF

Affordable and Dignified Housing, Evictions, Josephine Lopez-Paul, organizing in Texas

Dallas Area Interfaith Fights Off Mass Evictions in West Dallas

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Dallas Morning News

DAI, in collaboration with the Wesley Rankin Community school and center, organized a meeting to brief hundreds of worried renters about their rights as tenants, the basics of eviction law and to pressure the City of Dallas to intervene on tenants’ behalf.  Mayor Pro Tem Monica Alonzo, along with the Assistant City Attorney, assured renters that extra-legal evictions would not be tolerated. Read more about Dallas Area Interfaith Fights Off Mass Evictions in West Dallas

DAI

Affordable Housing, Community Preservation Act, Community Organizing in Boston

GBIO Pushes for Community Preservation Act on Boston Ballot

Monday, October 10, 2016
Boston Globe

These days, grass-roots organizations such as Brown’s affordable housing alliance and the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization are undertaking a discipli Read more about GBIO Pushes for Community Preservation Act on Boston Ballot

GBIO

Affordable Housing, Vacant Lots, NYC, Rev. Skelly, Rev. Brawley

Metro IAF Leads the Way on Affordable Housing in New York City

Monday, February 22, 2016
New York Slant

New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer’s recent report that identified 1,130 vacant and city-owned lots is shocking, but all too familiar. Every empty lot represents a missed opportunity for the city to build more desperately needed affordable housing. Read more about Metro IAF Leads the Way on Affordable Housing in New York City

Metro IAF

Affordable Housing, Dignified Housing, slumlords, Mold, Crime

Immigrant Leaders Battle Mold, Crime and Slumlords in Dallas Apts.

Friday, December 4, 2015
Dallas Morning News

“It all started with a group of women,” said Dallas Area Interfaith (DAI) organizer Walker Moore, that “wanted to know what their rights were.”  With the guidance of DAI, the ladies went on to organize several meetings — at local churches and in apartments — to formulate a strategy to address mold, dilapidation and crime. Read more about Immigrant Leaders Battle Mold, Crime and Slumlords in Dallas Apts.

Dallas Area Interfaith

Mobile Home Regime, Mobile Home University, Dignified Housing

Austin Interfaith Wins Protections for Mobile Home Park Residents

Thursday, December 10, 2015
KXAN and Telemundo

Last July, Hidden Valley / High Meadows (mobile home) residents became distressed when lot rents for people on month-to-month leases were raised for the second time within a 12-month period.  New rules mandated improvements and standardizations — adding new costs to residents — including deck and railing upgrades, paint jobs, skirting repair, shed standardization, and control over inside window coverings. Read more about Austin Interfaith Wins Protections for Mobile Home Park Residents

Austin Interfaith

Bob Wilson, In-fill Development, Urban, Community Development

Durham (CAN) Infill Development a Good Sprawl Substitute

Thursday, November 5, 2015
News & Observer

With the election of a City Council and mayor firmly behind infill development, Durham CAN’s proposal to turn a barren publicly owned lot at the corner of Jackson and Willard streets into an affordable-housing complex looks like a no-brainer.

That’s good news for downtown Durham, which needs full-time residents to help sustain the renaissance of a once-forlorn area. It’s no longer lights out after work in downtown. Read more about Durham (CAN) Infill Development a Good Sprawl Substitute

Durham CAN

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