April 13, 2017
Thursday’s Advocacy & Think Tank Roundup
- In an article by Enterprise, titled How Local Governments Can Raise Much-Needed Resources for Affordable Housing, discusses the importance of state and federal funds for housing, specifically for low income families.
- In an article by the Brookings Institute, titled The Federal Housing Administration Can Do More with More, discusses how the FHA has been an anchor to the US economy and could be an even greater positive influence with more funds.
- Last week, the finalists for Atlanta’s Affordable Housing Preservation Challenge (ATL Challenge) discussed their innovative proposals to strengthen the region’s ability to preserve affordable housing on the ATL Challenge blog. In January, submissions from Tapestry Development, TriStar, and Stryant Investments were chosen from a larger pool of proposals to compete for up to $70,000 to implement proposals related to expanding sources of capital, connecting preservation efforts with schools to expand community impact, and increasing affordability through zoning flexibility, respectively.