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  • The Need for Public Housing

    America is facing a devastating affordable housing crisis, with record rates of homelessness. The importance of maintaining existing and constructing new public housing units is re-entering the public policy discourse again.

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  • The Housing Crisis - Ping Yuen / The Fight For Public Housing

    America is facing a devastating affordable housing crisis, with record rates of homelessness. The importance of maintaining existing and constructing new public housing units is re-entering the public policy discourse again. Examine one of the earliest housing projects, Ping Yuen, in San Francisco’s Chinatown with The Sanders Institute Founding Fellow Danny Glover.

  • Community Land Trusts, Then and Now

    A community land trust (CLT) is a dynamic model of affordable housing and community development that has taken many different forms over the years. What is typical of nearly every CLT, however, is a nonprofit corporation that does community-led development on community-owned land. Importantly, whatever is built on that land, especially housing produced with the assistance of private donations or public subsidies, is kept permanently affordable for people of modest means.

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  • A Community Land Trust for Burlington, Vermont

    The Burlington Community Land Trust, now named the Champlain Housing Trust (CHT), was started in 1984 with a substantial grant and technical assistance from the City of Burlington. It was the first CLT in the United States to be initiated by a municipality. It was also the first to be deeply embedded in municipal policy as a priority recipient of public funding for the production and preservation of affordable housing.

  • The Housing Crisis – The Adaptative Re-Use Model

    Examine the Healthy Housing Foundation in Los Angeles, California that provides the essential steps to get people off the street and into an occupancy by incorporating the three P’s (Prevention, Preservation, and Production) to keep the rents low, stop gentrification, and take buildings that exist and re-use them for new housing. Featuring Founder and Fellow of The Sanders Institute, Jane O'Meara Sanders.

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