Everybody under one roof: Multigenerational housing

The rise of multigenerational families is creating an emerging demand across the country for housing that meets the needs of all ages and abilities due to rent burdens, aging parents with older housing stock, health concerns, caregiving, wage stagnation and cultural norms. Communities are juggling the need to renovate traditional housing units while maintaining affordability […]

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How can banks better serve their communities?

SPEAKERS: Kat Taylor, Co-founder and CEO of Beneficial State Bank Kat Taylor works in service of restoring social justice and environmental well-being. Kat is active in a variety of social enterprises, public benefit and philanthropic ventures on the West Coast. Currently, she serves as co-founder and co-CEO of Beneficial State Bank, a Community Development Financial Institution […]

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Stella Adams, Housing Chair, North Carolina branch of NAACP

Stella Adams is the CEO of S J Adams Consulting, which provides community education in fair housing/fair lending issues; promotes community involvement in fair housing/fair lending issues and performs research and policy development in the areas of fair housing, fair lending and access to capital for all. Most recently, Stella served as the chief of […]

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John Taylor, President and CEO, NCRC

John Taylor is president and founder of the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC), the leading national community-based membership organization promoting economic fairness for low-income and traditionally underserved people. John has been the recipient of numerous local, state and national awards, including an appointment by President Bill Clinton to the advisory board of the CDFI Fund, […]

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Jesse Van Tol, Chief Executive Officer, NCRC

Jesse Van Tol is NCRC’s chief executive officer. He has been with NCRC since 2006 and has held a variety of leadership positions, most recently as chief operating officer, as well as senior positions in the organizing and membership, communications, policy and research departments. His work championing fair and responsible banking has resulted in nearly […]

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Brian Montgomery, Acting Deputy Secretary for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Brian D. Montgomery serves as the acting deputy secretary for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). In this role, he manages the day-to-day operations of the agency and advises and assists the secretary in leading the department’s nearly 8,000 employees. Brian also serves as the assistant secretary for housing – Federal Housing […]

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Shifting neighborhoods: Gentrification and cultural displacement in American cities

We will discuss where we see gentrification and racial displacement taking place, factors that are used to identify gentrification and how it both revitalizes and threatens communities. Unfortunately, gentrification and displacement often go hand and hand. But it doesn’t have to. Communities can revive and spark an influx of new residents, while preserving affordable housing […]

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How fines, fees and the criminalization of debt strip wealth

Cities across the U.S. are increasingly seeking to balance their budgets and fund their criminal justice systems through ticketing, fees and fines. Attendees will gain an understanding of the various ways governments extract excessive fines and fees and the disparate impact on low-income communities and communities of color. They will also gain an understanding of […]

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Community Reinvestment Act basics

Banks are critical community partners and can be a catalyst for change in your neighborhood, particularly when public resources shrink. This session explores how the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) can be used to increase reinvestment in your communities. Find out how banks are rated on CRA exams and how you can influence that rating. Learn […]

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Community control of land & housing

This session will focus on issues such as displacement borne out of policies and impacts of Community Land Trusts, Limited Equity Housing Cooperatives, Community Benefit Agreements, Resident Owned Communities and Land Banks. Learn from practitioners innovating in this space, and hear recommendations for ways anchor institutions can support the scaling up of these strategies. MODERATOR: […]

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With our powers combined: Integrating housing and workforce development agreements

For decades, community development and workforce development practitioners worked in separate silos to create community benefits that would alleviate poverty and provide living wages to local residents. Community development practitioners often focused on getting banks to make investments in affordable housing, while labor organizers and workforce development practitioners focused on making sure large development projects […]

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Opportunity Zones: Whose opportunity is it?

The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act established a new community development program designating funding to areas called Opportunity Zones. Investors have their eyes on these profitable areas and forming new capital funds. Now, community leaders are asking if a reduction for taxpayers with high capital gains will actually benefit lower-income communities? Learn about the […]

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Disaster recovery triage: Assess, plan, execute

In the aftermath of a devastating event, what does community-focused rebuilding look like? Disaster recovery continues to be an important topic for our members as communities work conscientiously to redevelop after a disaster. Financial institutions have coordinated recovery efforts with community organizations, and the need to develop a model of disaster management and recovery persists. […]

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Building economic security for women

Women often survive in a near constant state of financial duress, simultaneously juggling the costs of housing, childcare, caregiving, health care and more. This interactive session will include leading voices, participating in a table discussion of subtopics including workplace justice, childcare and universal preschool, affordable housing and aging and retirement. We will wrap up with […]

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Sixth Age-Friendly Banking convening

The sixth Age-Friendly Banking convening brings together leaders and changemakers in financial institutions, community-based organizations, aging networks, financial regulators, law regulators and public health leaders to reflect on progress and develop new strategies for moving financial institutions to improve the financial well-being of low- and moderate-income  older adults.  MODERATOR: Nan Gibson, Executive Director of Public […]

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