November 2012

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    Mercedes Marquez named Deputy Mayor of Housing for the city of Los Angeles

    Former HUD Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development Mercedes Marquez has been named Deputy Mayor of Housing for the city of Los Angeles. “The Mayor has asked me to be the person who focuses on the transfer of the redevelopment housing assets to the city,” she said, in an interview with The Planning Report, “who focuses on possible new sources of funding, and who creates new strategies for affordable housing.”  more

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    Sarah Bloom Raskin named new board chair of NeighborWorks America

    Sarah Bloom Raskin, Federal Reserve System Board of Governor’s representative to the Neighbor Works America board, will replace Christiane Gigi Hyland as the new board chair of NeighborWorks America. As board chair, Raskin will provide oversight and strategic leadership to further the mission of Neighbor Works, and hopes to “help further the work being done at the grassroots level through the NeighborWorks network to fulfill that vision.”  more

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    Tamar Shapiro named new President and CEO of the Center for Community Progress

    Tamar Shapiro, senior director of Urban and Social Policy at the German Marshall Fund, has been named the new President and CEO of The Center for Community Progress, replacing founder and CEO Dan Kildee, and interim President, Amy Hovey. Shapiro has experience as an affordable housing law attorney, and has worked with the Governors’ Institute on Community Design at Smart Growth America and the Robert Bosch Foundation. more

  • Living Apart: How the Government Betrayed a Landmark Civil Rights Law

    In a recent article, ProPublica’s Nikole Hannah-Jones reports on the Department of Housing & Urban Development’s failure to enforce the Fair Housing Act.  more