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Prior to joining Cornerstone Partnership, I associated the word “stewardship” with trees—expensive trees. I had been working as an affordable housing project manager, and my building specs often included the use of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)-certified wood. Thus, it was only natural that the term conjured up images of eco-friendly…Read More
It is human nature to look hopefully towards the future. Famously and enduringly expressed by Annie belting out “Tomorrow” in musical theatre everywhere is the belief that the future will be better than the past. Unfortunately, when it comes to achieving home ownership, that optimism is getting harder to maintain.…Read More
In 1999 the Oregon legislature passed a wholesale ban on mandatory inclusionary housing requirements. To date, no other state aside from Texas has implemented a sweeping prohibition against inclusionary housing policies. Traditionally, land use planning and zoning rules fall under a city’s authority, not under state authority. By tying the…Read More
For the last few months, I’ve been working closely with our partners at the National Community Land Trust Network and Julie Brunner to develop a new resource on resale formulas. As many of you know, there is no universal resale formula that works perfectly in every market at all times.…Read More
© 2015 by the American Planning Association. Reprinted by permission of Planning magazine. In 2013, when the Seattle city council considered rezoning the South Lake Union neighborhood to allow high-rise development, it faced a dilemma. The city’s incentive zoning policy required developers to help meet the local need for affordable…Read More