Archive for June, 2015

Why I voted for Obey Creek

Why I voted for Obey Creek

Monday night’s vote in favor the Obey Creek development concluded six years of analysis, exploration, discussion, deliberation, and debate. The debate over the scale of the development was in part (and no small part) about the details of the development. In part it was about something larger, and harder to define. The larger question, one articulated in various thoughtful ways, invokes the question of community character. How can a development that

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“Those Section 8 people”

“Those Section 8 people”

Among my several heroes in the world of nonprofit affordable housing is Sherry Riva, founder and executive director of Compass Working Capital, in Boston. Compass focuses on families in public housing or receiving federal housing vouchers and works to help them strengthen their own financial security. It’s a pioneer among public-private models for empowering families to save and build financial assets. Although the program’s requirements call for technical expertise, the essential factor is

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