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Mel King Innovation Forum: What We Can Learn from Mortgage Lending Patterns about Disparity and Opportunity

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January 26, 2016 9:30am-11:30am, 9:00am registration 

MassHousing, 1 Beacon Street 4th Floor Conference Room Boston, MA 02108 

In its annual report on mortgage lending patterns, Changing Patterns, the Massachusetts Community & Banking Council (MCBC) highlights differences among lending patterns by race, income, and community. The report shows that in 2014, blacks in Boston made up 21.0% of households, but received only 3.6% of loans, while Latinos made up 13.7% of households and received 4.0% of loans. In Greater Boston, blacks were 7.3% of households and received 2.0% of loans, while Latinos were 6.8% of households and received 3.2% of loans. Join us as Jim Campen, the report’s author, presents the data from the most recent report, Changing Patterns XXII. 

This interactive session will then use the report as a tool to explore with a panel of experts why these patterns have emerged and allow participants to dig into the data and issues behind them through an in-depth conversation on issues of racial and income disparities, homeownership barriers, and potential solutions to emerging patterns of concern. 

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Mel King Institute Breakfast June 23, 2015

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Please join the Mel King Institute for another year of promoting community building. In the past year, the Mel King Institute has continued to serve the community development field through trainings, innovation forums, learning groups, mentorship and thought leadership. Boston LISC congratulates the Mel King Institute for its accomplishments and vision for a vibrant and thriving Massachusetts. Please click here to register for their Annual Breakfast celebration happening on June 23rd 8:30 am at the Hibernian Hall, 184 Dudley Street, Roxbury.

 

Innovation Forum: Stewardship of Shared Equity Housing

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On February 10th, the Mel King Institute for Community Building and Dudley Learning Center, will provide opportunities for staff and leaders of community development organizations to learn and share ideas and best practices for ensuring that owners of shared equity homes are successful and that the homes remain affordable for the long-term.  The session will explore the successes and challenges of promoting effective stewardship of shared equity housing, from pre-purchase to resale, with examples shared from deed- restricted homeownership and community land trust models.

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The Mel King Institute Innovation Forum presents Whole Community Building: Comprehensive Place-Based Strategies

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The Mel King Institute Innovation Forum
Presents
 Whole Community Building:
Comprehensive Place-Based Strategies

March 22, 2013  I  9:00am-11:00am 
MassHousing
One Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108


Boston LISC and The Mel King Institute for Community Building invite you to join us at this public forum to
 learn more about comprehensive place-based community development strategies.

 

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Mel King to receive prestigious award

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Distinguished activist, practitioner, politician, and planning scholar Mel King will be honored with the prestigious Edward J. Blakely Award presented live by the Planners of Color Interest Group (POCIG) at the Blakely Award reception on Friday, November 2 (7:30-9:00 PM/ET), as part of the 53rd Annual ACSP Conference, from the Hilton Netherlands Plaza Hotel in Cincinnati, Ohio. To see the full Press Release, click here.  Congratulations Mel King, you are deserving of this wonderful award.

 

Save the Date - The Community Development Partnership Act

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Boston LISC is proud to share the following opportunity from one of our partners. The Mel King Institute for Community Building's Community Development Innovation Forum presents "The Community Development Partnership Act: What's Next," a public forum where speakers will share important information about the implementation of the Community Development Partnership Act.
The Community Development Partnership Act: What's Next?
October 29, 2012 | 10:00am - 12:00pm
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Forum Speakers will include:
-Aaron Gornstein, Undersecretary, Dept. of Housing and Community Development
-Senator Sal DiDomenico
-Representative Linda Dorcena Forry
-Michael Durkin, President, United Way of Massachusetts Bay & Merrimack Valley

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Mel King Breakfast: A Milestone

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On June 19 over 100 practitioners in community development gathered to celebrate the third year of the Mel King Inistitute for Community Building. The Institute, of which LISC has been a proud sponsor from the beginning, provides trainings and resources utilized by staff across the community development and greater non profit sector. The program of the event included a presentation of the year's accomplishments, a testimonial by Gail Latimore of the Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation, and a poetry reading by Ashley Rose Salomon and the Books of Hope Poets. Boston LISC Exectutive Director Bob Van Meter introduced the keynote speaker, Lauren Smith, Medical Director of Massachusetts Department of Public Health who presented the status of health in Massachusetts and the intersection of health and community planning/development. Mel King also received a painting created in his honor. He and Lauren Smith are pictured alongside it.

 

For additional photos and resources, including Lauren Smith's powerpoint and a video about the Institute, please visit the Mel King Institute.

 

Bay State Banner: Mel King Institute fills gap in community

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By Sandra Larson, Bay State Banner

R. Michelle Green already had 20-plus years’ experience in business and education administration when she joined Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation as its chief operating officer in 2010. But operations at a nonprofit community development corporations (CDCs) presented an entirely different challenge.

“Real estate development for CDCs is complicated,” explained Green. “While for-profit companies pick a niche, CDCs have to get involved with everything. To build a neighborhood, they may have to do a shopping center here, housing here.”

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