|RE: Funding sources for low/moderate income families||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Rob Sandelin (floriferousemail.msn.com)|
|Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2000 07:46:37 -0700 (MST)|
Two years ago I did a contract project and located all the affordable housing grant programs public and private in WA. I can't give the info as it was on a contract, and it would not be useful after two years, but I can share the methodology I used. Each states programs are unique anyway. Sources of information: Find out who does affordable housing. You can get a list of who received block grants last year from your local state housing authority. Often a search in the large city newspapers (library net stuff) can drum up names as they are usually in the paper. Most of them are non-profits. Contact them and find a connection or two, take them to lunch and pick their brains. They will have lists of connections and people. Connections are what these people are all about. Remember there are state, county, city and other governments which all do affordable work. A bit of work can come up with the right names. In WA, two years ago, most all were already on the net. Do some calling around, contacting the government agencies and your list will grow. Then contact the 10 largest banks that do business in your area and see what private programs they fund. Contact these, many private programs have a staff member assigned. Get their lists of projects and contact the projects themselves. Many of these can use multiple sources and by cross checking them you may find some new ones you haven't heard about. There are also national grant programs that fund local efforts and you will probably run into most of them by talking to the nonprofits. In all, two years ago,I spent 40 hours on the web and phone, 5 hours of library work, 15 hours talking with people in person and located 124 programs that were in place in WA state. I am sure a large state, such as CA has way more than that. Rob Sandelin Northwest Intentional Communties Association Building a better society, one neighborhood at a time > -----Original Message----- > From: cohousing-l [at] freedom2.mtn.org > [mailto:cohousing-l [at] freedom2.mtn.org]On Behalf Of Jeff Hobson > Sent: Saturday, January 08, 2000 5:11 AM > To: Multiple recipients of list > Subject: Re: Funding sources for low/moderate income families > > > Richard - I recommend checking out David Mandel's summary on the Cohousing > Network's website, under resources. If you get other good answers, would > you send a summary to the list? We, and I'm sure several other > groups, have > the same interests. > > Jeff Hobson > East Bay Cohousing > - where we're about (I hope) to agree on how to go prospecting > for a site... > > > _____________________________________________________________________ > * Jeff Hobson & Kim Seashore * jhobson [at] igc.org * > * 2139 Prince St * Berkeley CA 94705 * 510-845-0481 phone/fax * > > >
Funding sources for low/moderate income families Richard L. Kohlhaas, December 30 1999
- Re: Funding sources for low/moderate income families Jeff Hobson, January 7 2000
- RE: Funding sources for low/moderate income families Rob Sandelin, January 11 2000
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