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Aug22

Healthy Solutions for Affordable Housing

On Episode 9 of the Building Blocks Podcast, Dr. Megan Sandel, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine, and I discuss initiatives across our industries that are elevating resident and community health as a priority in the development and preservation of affordable housing.
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Aug13

Tacoma, Washington Affordable Housing Action Strategy, Recipient of the 2018 Smart Housing Award

The City of Tacoma developed its Affordable Housing Action Strategy as an urgent response to growing housing needs among residents. Due to its innovative approaches of using data and conducting wide-reaching community engagement, it recently received Washington Governor Jay Inslee’s 2018 Smart Housing Award.
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Aug05

The Intersection of Housing, Health and Inequity at the Colorado Health Symposium

This year, the Colorado Health Symposium hosted by the Colorado Health Foundation focused on the inextricable link between housing and health and explored opportunities to address the inequities exacerbated by an unfair and unjust housing system.
Blog Post
Aug05

Yes, There Is a National Housing Crisis – and Federal Policy Can Help

This blog offers a set of facts about housing markets that have been conveniently obfuscated or overlooked by a recent entry into the housing crisis denier series. With appropriate data comparisons and finer-grained looks at conditions in housing markets, we show that indeed there are reasons for concern about rental affordability on a national basis, so much so that the federal government needs to take a more direct approach to addressing this issue.
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Jul17

Reforming Disaster Recovery Act Advances out of House Financial Services Committee with Unanimous Bipartisan Support

On July 16, the House Financial Services advanced the Reforming Disaster Recovery Act of of 2019 (H.R. 3702) with unanimous bipartisan support. The bill would strengthen and permanently authorize the Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Program at HUD.