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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Member TA Question: Program-Related Investments

Member TA Question: Has anyone in our community utilized a program-related investment (PRI), or similar structure, to enable foundations to invest in low-income housing developments? – Christopher Himes, Salesforce Foundation (July, 2014) Member Response: The California Community Foundation has used a program related investment (PRI) to support low-income housing development…

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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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Working with Homebuyers: Tips from Your Peers

Last month, the Cornerstone Partnership hosted a discussion-based peer learning webinar on the topic “Working with Homebuyers: From Application to Post-Purchase Monitoring.” During the call we shared some of the lessons learned and tips we’ve collected from our members over the years and facilitated related discussions and open sharing amongst…

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Help Answer a TA Question: Financing, HOA Litigation, and Covenants

Dear Cornerstone Members, One of our members in a local jursidiction in California has an 800-unit project, where approximately 100 units are deed-restricted. Last fall, the HOA filed a lawsuit against the developer over construction defects in the common areas. Our member is struggling to find lenders who are willing…

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