Stabilizing Communities: Advancing Housing Justice Organizing and Policy Strategies in This Political Moment
Across the country, resident-led institutions and their allies continue to build organizing strategies that address housing, displacement, and gentrification at the local, regional, and state level. Strategies and solutions to gentrification and displacement like rent control measures, passing local ballot initiatives for renter protections, developing community land trusts, and financing affordable housing has had some success, but the demographics of many communities are still rapidly changing.
At the center of these shifts, philanthropy continues to play a critical role investing in expanding the power of low-income communities to build local decision-making. How will federal level changes exacerbate challenges at the city-level? How are community groups connecting to other local challenges? What are some of the strategies emerging in 2017 that teams are working on to address the housing crisis?
Participants in this webinar heard from funders and field leaders building community-led power to combat displacement and disinvestment in local neighborhoods.
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- Dawn Phillips, Executive Director, Right to the City Alliance, & Co-Director of Programs, Causa Justa :: Just Cause
- Sasha Hauswald, Director of State and Local Policy, Grounded Solutions Network
- Felicia Griffin, Executive Director, FRESC: Good Jobs, Strong Communities
- Ed Whitfield, Managing Director, Fund for Democratic Communities