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Learning Tours and Site Visits 

April 2-3, 2014: From Boston to New York: Is a More Just City Possible?

The Working Group on Housing Justice and Community Transformation partnered with the Working Group on Place-Based Community Change to host a learning tour in Boston and New York City. More information, blogs from our members, tour materials, and pictures available here.

September 25-26, 2013: Baltimore Housing Justice Learning Tour

In September 2013, the WGHJCT and funder colleagues traveled to Baltimore, MD, for a learning tour on strategies to promote social and economic equity through affordable housing and community development in the Baltimore region. Baltimore provided both a case study of pressing housing challenges that face cities and communities across the nation and a model for tackling these challenges through partnership between philanthropic, public and community leaders. During this tour, we learned from housing advocates and organizers, local funders and policymakers in Baltimore about their work on two critical and timely housing issues: responding to the ongoing foreclosure and mortgage crisis, and promoting fair housing and regional housing opportunity. 

 

November 20-22, 2013: NFG Annual Conference - Jackson, MS

The WGHJCT partnered with leaders in the field to learn about emerging housing justice campaigns; fair development and neighborhood stabilization without displacement; the ongoing foreclosure crisis and its impact on communities of color and low-income communities; segregation and fair housing; and the future of housing policy in the US. We discussed strategies to win and philanthropy's vital partnership role. Click here to access resources from workshops and other events at the convening.

 

The National Dialogue

The National Dialogue series is open to all funders and our partners in the field.

March 26, 2014: Community Land Trusts

Click here to download a recording of the webinar as a .mov file, with both audio and the slideshow. Please note that this recording begins about 10 minutes into the webinar.

Click here to download the slides as a .pdf.

January 21, 2014: Local Strategies for Wall Street Accountability and Community Reinvestment

Click here to download the webinar slideshow as a .pdf

October 10, 2013: The affordable housing side of successful community benefit agreements in Denver, Los Angeles, and Seattle.

Click here to download the webinar slideshow as a .pdf

June 25, 2013: Victories and Models for Tenants’ Rights Organizing Across the US
Click here to download the webinar slideshow.

April 16, 2013: Two Models for Local and Statewide Campaigns: Homeowners Bill of Rights and the Sword-and-Shield

February 19, 2013: New Consumer Financial Protection Bureau rules affecting the mortgage market, recent bank settlements, and other emerging national issues.

The National Dialogue is open to all funders, advocates, and other partners. If you have any questions, please write to nfg@nfg.org.