May 8 is proud to partner with PACDC on a new Equitable Development Policy Platform that is founded on the truth that we all deserve a city in which affordable housing, work that pays a living wage, and safe neighborhoods are attainable for every resident.
If you missed my session at the Community Progress Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference in Chicago on September 8th, here is the presentation I gave with my amazing co-presenters Emily Dowdall, Reinvestment Fund and Christa Stoneham, Houston Land Bank.
Topeka Kansas is working with May 8 to reduce vacant and deteriorating properties, abandoned vehicles and illegal dumping as its first step toward safe and healthy neighborhoods.
Take a deep dive into Philadelphia’s system for ensuring rental housing is in “good repair, structurally sound and in sanitary condition” and compare it to nine peer cities.
New Fannie Mae report provides helpful research on what policy interventions local governments commonly use actually work to stabilize low-income and middle neighborhoods.
Karen Black will be presenting “Preserving Aging Housing Key to a Growing Housing Supply” to start off the conference on October 26th at 9am.
If you are seeking tools to stabilize neighborhoods after the COVID economic downturn, we recommend you take a look at this literature review May 8 Consulting just released. May 8 brings together critical research by scholars and practitioners defining how tools like demolition, code enforcement, land banks and First Look programs may impact different neighborhood … Continue reading The Power to Stabilize Neighborhoods: Research on the Impact of Policy Interventions on Low-Income and Middle Neighborhoods After a Macroeconomic Shock: A Post-2008 Literature Review
Prioritizing Repair Support for Financially Struggling Property Owners April 22, 2021 12:00 – 1:00pm ET | Watch Now Property maintenance was already a challenge for many low-income homeowners prior to today’s heightened unemployment crisis and rising construction costs. These circumstances amplify the need for communities to create, enhance, and expand necessary programming to assist vulnerable property … Continue reading Watch Center for Community Progress webinar on prioritizing home repair
Center for Community Progress and May 8 presented to Toledo City Council on March 24, 2021 on how to achieve more strategic and equitable code enforcement. See report, presentation and local media coverage.
At May 8 we are big fans of the What Works series of books that come out of Case Western Reserve University and share practical evidence-based guidance on community development practices that work. See our chapter on creating equitable mixed-income neighborhoods that is about to be published in their latest volume.