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Description:

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD's) Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, and Performance Results, Inc. hosted this online event, as part of HUD's Unlocking Doors Initiative, to discuss the issues that arise when city halls and faith-based and community organizations collaborate around housing and community development efforts. This moderated online forum tapped the knowledge and experience of key leaders in the field of cross-sector collaboration.

Resources:

White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives

Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Unlocking Doors Initiative, HUD Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives

Bethel New Life, Inc (Chicago)

Nashville Area Habitat for Humanity

Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency, Development Department

Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Mayor's Office of Affordable Housing

Mayor's Taskforce To End Chronic Homelessness: Metro-Nashville Davidson County

Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio

City of Columbus, Office of the Mayor - Michael B. Coleman

City of Columbus, Department of Development - Housing Services

The Affordable Housing Trust for Columbus and Franklin County

Community Shelter Board

Professional and academic resources about local/state government collaboration with FBCOs

Chris Pineda, "State Offices of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives: Summary of Selected Research," Paper prepared for the Ash Institute of Democratic Governance and Innovation, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Spring 2006.

Stephen Goldsmith, William Eimicke and Maria Torres, "The Role of Faith Organizations in Affordable Housing," Paper prepared for the Ash Institute of Democratic Governance and Innovation, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Fall 2005. Upcoming.

Maria Torres, "Faith-Based Participation in Housing: A Literature Review," Prepared for the Ash Institute for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 31 May 2005.

Professional and academic resources for local government officials

Stephen Goldsmith, William Eimicke, and Chris Pineda, "How City Hall Can Invigorate the Faith Community Around a Citywide Housing Agenda," Kennedy School of Government, Paper prepared for the Ash Institute of Democratic Governance and Innovation, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Fall 2005.

Stephen Goldsmith, William Eimicke, and Chris Pineda, "Faith-Based Organizations Versus Their Secular Counterparts: A Primer for Local Officials," Kennedy School of Government, Paper prepared for the Ash Institute of Democratic Governance and Innovation, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Spring 2006.

Chris Pineda, "Mapping Your Community's Faith-Based Assets," Paper prepared for the Ash Institute of Democratic Governance and Innovation, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 2006. Upcoming.

Stephen Goldsmith, "City Hall and Religion: When, Why and How to Lead," Paper prepared for the Executive Session on Faith Based and Community Approaches to Urban Revitalization, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 2003.

Xavier de Souza Briggs, "Mayor Purcell and the Faith Community Confront Nashville's Housing Needs," Paper prepared for the Executive Session on Faith Based and Community Approaches to Urban Revitalization, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 2003.

Mayoral Leadership On Faith-Based and Community Initiatives Workshop - Report from the U.S. Conference of Mayors

Professional and academic resources for faith- and community-based organizations

10 Things Your Faith Community Can Do to Encourage Homeownership - U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development's Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives

Brent Coffin, "Models of Collaboration: Churches, City Hall and Community Change," Paper prepared for the Executive Session on Faith Based and Community Approaches to Urban Revitalization, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 2003.

Xavier de Souza Briggs, "Faith and Mortar: Religious Organizations and Affordable Housing Strategy in Urban America," Paper prepared for the Executive Session on Faith Based and Community Approaches to Urban Revitalization, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 2003.

Guidance to Faith-Based and Community Organizations on Partnering with the Federal Government - White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives

Relationships: Government-FBO Collaboration - Faith and Service Technical Education Network

Toolkit Match: Resources to Find Funding and Build Capacity - U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development's Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives

Recommended books

Stephen Goldsmith and William D. Eggers, "Governing by Network: The New Shape of the Public Sector," Brookings Institution Press, 2004

Stephen Goldsmith, with a case study by Ryan Streeter, "Putting Faith in Neighborhoods: Making Cities Work Through Grassroots Citizenship," Hudson Institute, Inc. 2002.

Related news and media

BNL - Robert Felton, "Making his own mark: Bethel CEO brings new life to the job," Austin Weekly News, 8 February 2006.

BNL - "2006 Outstanding Non-Profit Real Estate Project," Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards.

BNL - "2004 Non-Profit Neighborhood Development Group of the Year," Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards.

BNL - "Faith Central: Bethel New Life's Beth-Anne Center - Chicago, IL," Case Study Publication of the

National Congress for Community Economic Development's Faith-Based Academy.

BNL -- Pryor, Blake, Caine, and Meyer, "Bethel New Life, Chicago, IL - Case study from On the Ground with Comprehensive Community Initiatives," The Enterprise Foundation, 2000.

NAHFH - Tim Ghianni, "Habitat house gives family boost after Katrina took everything," The Tennessean, 11 March 2006.

NAHFH - Megan Moriarty, "Habitat neighborhood to be largest in U.S.," The Tennessean, 15 July 2005.

NAHFH - Philip Nannie, "Building dreams in bulk: Habitat expands Providence idea," Nashville Business Journal, 29 April 2005.

NAHFH - "Nashville Habitat wins regional award," Nashville Business Journal, 22 February 2005.

NAHFH - "Chris McCarthy, Executive Director, Nashville Area Habitat for Humanity," Nashville Bizwomen.com.

NAHFH - Richard Courtney, "Habitat: A model of success," Nashville City Paper, 22 August 2003.

MDHA - Judith Tackett, "Nashville officials address lack of affordable housing," Nashville City Paper, 9 March 2006.

MDHA - WPLN News Staff, "Purcell's Housing Summit," WPLN News, 14 December 2005.

MDHA - John Rodgers, "Rolling Mill developer selected," Nashville City Paper, 13 July 2005.

MDHA - "City, Greater Nashville Association of Realtors recognized for affordable housing efforts," Nashville Business Journal, 19 May 2005.

MDHA - Raiford and Forrester, "Downtown rising: Nashville's inner core going residential," Nashville Business Journal, 25 February 2005.

MDHA - Judith Tackett, "Affordable housing prices rise," Nashville City Paper, June 21, 2004.

MDHA - Beth Bresnahan, "Greater Nashville Homeownership Coalition Seeks to Promote Homeownership," RISMedia, 1 June 2004.

MDHA - "Nashville Townhome Project Honored by HUD," NeighborWorks America, 12 January 2004.

MDHA - Dave Raiford, "Purcell calls for housing initiative in State of Metro," Nashville Business Journal, 22 May 2003.

MHDA - Xavier de Souza Briggs, "Mayor Purcell and the Faith Community Confront Nashville's Housing Needs," Paper prepared for the Executive Session on Faith Based and Community Approaches to Urban Revitalization, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 2003.

COHHIO - "Direct Energy and COHHIO Form Partnership to Help Homeless, Low-Income Ohioans," Direct Energy Media Relations, 9 March 2006.

COHHIO - Press Release, "Mayor Coleman Launches $25 million Home Again Initiative Against Blighted Housing," City of Columbus, 23 February 2006.

COHHIO - "Mayor proposes attack on vacant houses, addition of streetcars," The Columbus Dispatch, 23 February 2006.

COHHIO - Honoring Uncommon Leaders Profile, "Bill Faith, Executive Director, Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio," Fannie Mae Foundation's James A. Johnson Community Fellows Program, 2004.

COHHIO - Brian R. Ball, "Coleman's objective: 10K downtown units," Business First of Columbus, 12 April 2002.

COHHIO - "Testimony of Bill Faith, Executive Director, COHHIO and Chair, Board of Directors, National Low Income Housing Coalition," The United States House of Representatives' Committee on Financial Services

Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity, 10 April 2002.

COHHIO - James Bowman and Warren Tyler, "Report to Mayor Michael B. Coleman, "Columbus Housing Task Force, September 2000.

Michael Kunzelman, "Doing God's work: On Gulf Coast, faith-based groups pick up federal government's slack," Associated Press, 18 February 2006.

Other helpful links

Executive Session on Faith-based and Community Approaches to Urban Revitalization, Program on Religion and Public Life at the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations

The Roundtable on Religion and Social Welfare Policy

Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life

Habitat for Humanity

Speakers
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