Your Five Top Reads for January
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1. Enterprise and Kaiser Permanente Announce New Funds
The Housing for Health Fund is a partnership with Kaiser Permanente – which invested $15 million and will match up to $35 million in additional funds to be raised by Enterprise.
2. Government Shutdown Affecting Growing Numbers Across the Country
As the partial federal shutdown continues with no end in sight, employees, programs and the people and communities they support are bearing heavier burdens. Liz Osborn explores the implications on our blog.
3. New Research on Economic Mobility Services for Residents
The report by the Urban Institute, created as part of Enterprise's economic mobility initiative, identifies four promising practices that housing providers and/or service providers working with affordable housing can employ to promote economic mobility among residents.
4. How to "Undesign" the Legacy of Racism and Redlining That Still Shapes New Orleans
In an op-ed for The Lens, Gulf Coast Senior Program Director John Sullivan talks about Undesign the Redline, which is currently open to the public in New Orleans and other cities across the country. He also discusses measures currently on the table to bring better fair housing policies to the city.
5. Opportunity Zones: A Key Tool for Affordable Housing
Enterprise Community Loan Fund President Lori Chatman and board member Shekar Narasimhan, managing partner at Beekman Advisors, talk with Affordable Housing Finance about the need for a comprehensive approach in using Opportunity Funds to revitalize communities.