Resident Highlights, Chinese New Year, Fundraising Updates, and more! Our March 2018 Newsletter is here.
News, Announcements, and Thought Leadership from B'nai B'rith Housing
The 2018 Fundraising Campaign has begun and this will be BBH’s primary fundraising effort for the year. When you contribute to the 2018 Campaign, you will be investing in initiatives that will support BBH’s growth and expand our impact on the housing crisis.
Make your gift today and help us get the 2018 Campaign off to a great start! Your support will make a difference and together we can make quality affordable housing a reality for more people in need.
With our sincere thanks,
The B’nai B’rith Housing Team
The CRA has been a critical tool for increasing access to credit – and homes – to low-income Americans, including people of color. Susan describes why the CRA is still very relevant – even in a changed lending environment – as well as why it is more essential now than ever.
Click here to read Susan’s February op-ed.
Tracking wealth and racial inequality in Depression-era Boston.
Image: ‘Mapping Inequality’ at the University of Richmond Digital Scholarship Lab. Records from Home Owner’s Loan Corporation.
Gittelman Appointed to Healthy Aging Committee, plus Gen2Gen, Funding Updates, and more! Our February 2018 Newsletter is here.
On February 5, BBH’s Gen2Gen program hosted a panel discussion highlighting innovation in housing and neighborhood revitalization. Representatives from the partner organizations of the Jackson Square Redevelopment Initiative (JSRI) in Jamaica Plain discussed their unique approach to development that brings community organizing, affordable housing, and small business opportunities together to create a more inclusive community.
As part of the educational goals for our Gen2Gen program, BBH was excited to host this panel and help others learn about the innovative efforts of the participating organizations. Thank you to the evening’s panelists: Leslie Bos of the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation, Emily Loomis of Urban Edge, and Noah Sawyer of The Community Builders.
Gen2Gen is B’nai B’rith Housing’s program for emerging leaders. Click here to learn more.
BBH’s Executive Director, Susan Gittelman has been appointed to the Determination of Need’s (DON) Community Health Initiative (CHI) Healthy Aging Fund Advisory Committee. The purpose of this committee is to assist the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) and Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA) with setting the funding priorities for the CHI Healthy Aging Fund.
The CHI Healthy Aging Fund is a statewide effort to support the development of age-friendly communities and enables older adults to remain active, independent, and involved in their community. The advisory committee will provide strategic recommendations to ensure that the fund supports efforts that make it easier for older adults to live in healthy, inclusive and equitable environments.
We are confident that Susan’s passion, expertise, and perspective are critical to making the efforts of this committee successful. Please join us in congratulating her!