Saving Affordable Homes in the City of Novato

This is the second 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 an example of the work we’ve been doing to build our story-telling…

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Educate, Inspire, Motivate! Telling the Land Trust Story in Florida

On June 17th, Cornerstone Partnership sponsored Bright Community Trust’s second annual CLT Forum, an event that aimed to bring key stakeholders into the CLT movement. This blog post is reviews the success of the CLT Forum and takes a larger look at the CLT movement in the state of Florida. Bright Community…

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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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Unraveling the Mystery of CLT Financing

This is the first 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 Brian Guyer from Mountainlands Community Housing Trust (MCHT),…

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A Look at the Data: Greater Social Impact Through Long-Term Affordable Homeownership

Most of us working in long-term affordable homeownership programs recognize that our programs are more cost efficient than conventional grant programs. But how can programs & advocates start collecting and using data to tell this story to funders and policy makers? We asked Thane Maxwell, a consultant for Cornerstone Partnership’s HomeKeeper…

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Work Sessions Begin to Define Common Ground for Stewardship Standards

Fall is harvest season, and for technical housing geeks, the crop is affordable homeownership programs. In September, more than forty practitioners gathered virtually to give input on draft quality standards and practices for the industry. Addressing topics from initial program design through post-purchase monitoring, six online work sessions sponsored by…

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