October 26, 2017
Thursday’s Advocacy & Think Tank Roundup
- A group of New York City’s nonprofit housing organizations partnered together to create a Community Land Trust (CLT). This effort spans across all five boroughs to create additional long-term affordable housing facilities. The coalition’s initial plan is to provide approximately 250 affordable housing units which will permanently house the families and individuals permanently. Other housing coalitions are partnering with the coalition to provide funding. For instance, Enterprise Community will support the initiative by investing 3.5 million into the deal.
- The Annie E. Casey Foundation recently released a report entitled, Measuring Equity, Results for Results Index. Casey’s report found that 25% of immigrant children live below the poverty line. Further, immigrant families typically earn 20% less than the median household in the U.S. As a solution to this issue, the Annie E. Casey Foundation advises U.S. and local policy makers to create milestones that immigrant families can achieve in order to support their transition to the U.S.