My Path Toward Enlightenment on Inclusionary Housing

Ann Hollingshead is a recent graduate of the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. While at the Goldman School, she wrote her master’s thesis entitled, When and How Cities Should Implement Inclusionary Housing Policies?, with support and funding from the Cornerstone Partnership.  Berkeley’s Goldman School…

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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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Cornerstone’s Top 10 Blog Posts of 2014

Happy Holidays from Cornerstone Partnership! As an end-of-the-year special, we gathered the top 10 blog posts from this past year so you can remember the themes, ideas, and stories of 2014! Happy reading!     A Look at the Data: Greater Social Impact Through Long-Term Affordable Homeownership by Thane Maxwell,…

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Five White Papers for Affordable Homeownership Advocacy

This guest post comes from Chris Donnely, Director of Community Relations, of the Champlain Housing Trust (CHT). In this post, Chris pens the story about a series of five white papers CHT published this year to advocate for affordable homeownership in the state of Vermont.  Over the last year, several…

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A Decade Plus of Work (And Counting): The Mueller Shared Equity Program

This is the third in a series of blog posts from Cornerstone Partnership’s CHIP grantees. They’ll be reflecting on their experiences seeking to implement best practices, build capacity and scale their long-term affordable homeownership programs. This post is brought to you by Kelly Weiss from Homebase based in Austin, Texas.  I have been involved…

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Offering Stewardship Services for Hire? Tips You Should Know

This past spring, the Cornerstone Partnership’s CHIP Grantees convened to share ideas, challenges and advice about their experiences in providing stewardship services by contract to municipalities, developers and other organizations. Grantees offered a variety of services with activities ranging from pre-development and construction to post-purchase monitoring and enforcement.[i] The way…

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