From the Ground Up: Community Centered Policies to Scale Equitable Development is inspired by our work supporting Baltimore City organizers working to wrest control of their city from the real estate industry, centered on three main strategies:
1) Establish community-owned housing, such as community land trusts, to fight property value fetishism;
2) Tax speculative capital and use that revenue to support housing trust funds with community governance, and;
3) Develop a public bank to support a social value lending system that can end for-profit racism.
* Sofia Lopez, Deputy Campaign Director of Housing for the Action Center on Race and the Economy.
* Tomás Rivera, Executive Director, Chainbreakers Collective.
* Dr. James DeFilippis, Associate Professor, Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University.
* Moderator: Kesi Foster, Co-Executive Director, Partners for Dignity & Rights.