URBAN ISSUESHow Can Affordable Housing Survive in California
San Diego Union Tribune
The future of affordable housing in California has looked bleak with reduced funding from the federal government and the elimination of redevelopment agencies, a major funding source for such development in the state.
Reconnecting America Policy Associate Sasha Forbes will be participating in an invitation-only roundtable discussion on “The High Cost of Getting Around” on June 20 in Washington, DC. Sponsored by the Center for American Progress and The Leadership Conference Education Fund will co-host a private, this roundtable brings together transportation experts, anti-poverty advocates, and civil rights advocates to identify challenges and solutions to ensure families in all communities can affordably and reliably connect to key services and opportunities — whether they rely on public transit or are in communities currently better served by vehicle ownership.
A multifamily building where 30% of residents commute via subway will be significantly less likely to default on the mortgage than the same building located within 1,000 feet of a freeway corridor, according to the findings of a study funded by Fannie Mae.