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If events in Atlanta, GA and countless instances of mass criminalization reveal anything, now is the moment for philanthropy to lean deeper into invest-divest frameworks. Decades of research and generations of grassroots leaders have affirmed that housing is critically important to make communities  safer and healthier. However, instead of substantial investments in community land stewardship, tenant protections, or food justice, overwhelming majorities of public resources fund more policing and new training facilities such as “Cop City.”  Join us and our partners in upcoming learning visits and webinars to learn about how philanthropy can sound the alarm and support making our communities safer, healthier, and more affordable. 

Part 2: Land Stewardship Learning Series 

Philanthropy's Roles in Supporting Community Power and Land Stewardship

Wednesday June 21, 2023
11:30a.m. - 1 p.m. MT /1:30 - 3 p.m. ET/
Registration link: https://tinyurl.com/y7xcpy4b

Join us for an in-depth discussion and interactive workshop for philanthropy to identify roles their institutions can serve in advancing community-led land stewardship models. Based on their recent report "Community Ownership: Emerging Models and Roles for Philanthropy” Inclusive Capital Collective and Roanhorse Consulting will introduce how community land stewardship models are proven  strategies for building community power.  Afterwards, the report’s authors will guide participants through approaches to adopt their findings into immediate and long-term investments for philanthropic institutions.

To register and learn more about the goals of the session follow this link: register. Please review the report, along with the role of philanthropy section, by clicking this link.



NFG and Partner Events

Join us in Atlanta for a Learning Visit on Gentrification, Climate Change, and Policing

Federally-Backed Mortgages are a Pathway to Securing Our Housing Futures

  • The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) just announced a Request for Input (RFI) that can be leveraged for our collective efforts to expand protections to millions of tenants across the country. FHFA is an independent government agency that supervises, regulates, and oversees the government sponsored enterprises (GSEs) that help provide access to home loans and mortgages. Through the RFI, FHFA is requesting information from the public to identify tangible solutions for addressing the challenges renters are facing nationwide, particularly among underserved communities. They need to hear about real people’s experiences accessing and maintaining safe, stable, and affordable housing so that they can consider tenant protections that will meaningfully improve the lives of renters across the country living in multifamily homes with federally-backed mortgages. Individuals and organizations have until July 31, 2023, to submit their comments to the FHFA website.
  • To learn more about the FHFA, the RFI, and ask questions about submitting a comment, register for PolicyLInk’s webinar on Thursday, June 15 12pm PT/3pm ET. Click this link to register.

Save the Date

Save the Date for Seeding Transformation

New Orleans - February 26-28, 2024!

Right to the City is hosting Seeding Transformation  in New Orleans, Louisiana, from February 26-28, 2024. This philanthropic convening will take place alongside our biannual weeklong All-Member Assembly. Bringing together funder and donor allies from across philanthropy, we will strategize, exchange best practices, and envision a new phase of organizing within the sector to shift more resources and power to grassroots communities. Mark your calendars for February 26-28, 2024! More details and official invitation to follow.