Call for Technical Assistance Constultants

We’re updating our roster to identify additional Technical Assistance consultants to support our Cornerstone Homeownership Innovation Program (CHIP) grantees during 2015-2016. We’re seeking consultants with experience running long-term affordable homeownership programs, developing communications, marketing or outreach strategies for such programs, or working with cities that contract for stewardship services. If…

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Seattle Shifts its Affordable Housing Policy

© 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…

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Recap: Cornerstone Presents on Inclusionary Housing at Two CA Conferences

The Cornerstone Inclusionary team recently presented at two conferences in California. In October, we gave a serious talk with a lighthearted name at the Nonprofit Housing Association of Northern California’s annual conference. “Units or Ducats” explored how cities should consider the policy trade-offs for on-site affordable housing requirements versus collecting…

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Call for Inclusionary Housing Consultants

Updated 12/18/14: New Deadline for Applicants. The Cornerstone Partnership is looking for consultants with expertise in inclusionary housing policy. If you are interested in working with Cornerstone on inclusionary housing related projects, please email a letter of interest, a writing sample, and your qualifications to Sasha Hauswald, Senior Program Officer…

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Cornerstone Selects NYC and Hennepin County for 2014 Inclusionary Housing Technical Assistance

Cornerstone Partnership is excited to announce that we have awarded our 2014 Inclusionary Housing Technical Assistance to Hennepin County, MN and New York City, NY . Thank you to everyone who submitted applications. We received numerous deserving proposals, and while it was hard to choose among the applicants, it is…

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UPDATE: Deadline Extended to 9/19! Apply for Inclusionary Housing Technical Assistance

Update: The application deadline has been extended to Friday, September 19th. Cornerstone is pleased to announce the opportunity for inclusionary housing technical assistance (TA) from our expert team. Complete information about the TA engagement and the application process can be found on our inclusionary zoning page here. Please forward this…

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Positive Impacts of Shared Equity on the Supply of Affordable Housing

The following post was written by Robert Burns, president and CEO of City First Homes, a CHIP program subgrantee. This post was originally featured on the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Housing Expert Forum on Shared Equity Housing Models. In this post, Robert Burns shares the evidence for and reasons behind the positive…

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Shared Equity Housing Models Stabilize Neighborhoods

The following post was written by Peter James Elkowitz, president and CEO of Long Island Housing Partnership, Inc., a CHIP program subgrantee. This post was originally featured on the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Housing Expert Forum on Shared Equity Housing Models. In this post, Peter Elkowitz shares the evidence for and reasons behind the…

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Shared Equity Homeownership is a Stepping Stone

The following post was written by Emily Higgins, Director of Homeownership of Champlain Housing Trust, a CHIP program subgrantee. This post was originally featured on the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Housing Expert Forum on Shared Equity Housing Models. In this post, Peter Elkowitz shares the evidence for and reasons behind the positive impact of shared…

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