Coffee shops perk up streets; SAN FRANCISCO; Cafes revitalize neighborhoods by providing safe gathering places, drawing other businesses Marisa Lagos, Chronicle Staff Writer The San Francisco Chronicle (California) October 25, 2008 Neighborhoods like North Beach and Noe Valley are teeming with coffee shops, but head south and you're likely to find people clamoring for a [...]
Local governments are embracing community land trusts to promote and preserve affordable housing.
This paper examines the range of different policy options that communities have adopted to reduce the cost of homeownership, with a particular focus on the effectiveness of each option in preserving affordable homeownership opportunities over time.
Mayor Newsom Announces Neighborhood Marketplace Initiative Unique program targets public, private resources to strengthen neighborhood business districts May 23, 2005 SAN FRANCISCO – Speaking at a national conference on urban commercial district revitalization held in San Francisco today, Mayor Newsom announced a new program to bolster neighborhood business districts – the Neighborhood Marketplace Initiative. The [...]
This half day workshop was offered as part of a training series organized by the Nonprofit Housing Association of Northern California for local housing activists working toward local inclusionary housing ordinances.
Written for local elected officials and housing program administrators, this chapter explains how Community Land Trusts operate and places them within a continuum of other policy alternatives.
This tool provides real world examples that support the idea that stabilizing a neighborhood commercial district can not only be achieved without fueling gentrification it may be a necessary step in preventing gentrification.
This paper identifies an emerging structural logic of the financial system under which investment decisions are made by a network that relies on previous transactions as the main source for information about credit quality.