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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 organizations collaborate around community development efforts. The event featured Miami Mayor Manuel Diaz; Nashville Mayor Bill Purcell; Rev. Jay Height of Indianapolis; Bill Eimicke, former Housing Czar of New York State; and Stephen Goldsmith, former Mayor of Indianapolis.

Resources:

Helpful links for information on our panelists

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

City of Miami, Mayor's Office of Faith-Based Initiatives and Community Outreach

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

Shepherd Community Center (Indianapolis)

Links for the City of Miami

Mayor Manny Diaz - About the Mayor

City of Miami, Mayor's Office of Faith-Based Initiatives and Community Outreach

"Miami Mayor Manuel Diaz Receives Manhattan Institute's Urban Innovator Award," Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, Winter 2005.

Nicole Maharaj, "First 2004 Task Force Meeting Convened on Faith-Based and Community Initiatives--Miami Mayor Diaz," U.S. Conference of Mayors, 9 February 2004.

"Miami Mayor Diaz Honored with 2004 Urban Innovator Award," U.S. Conference of Mayors, 1 November 2004.

"Mayor Diaz's Faith Program in Study at Harvard," The Miami Herald, 6 October 2003.

Carolyn Salazar, "On a Crusade: Diaz Wants to Help Poor," The Miami Herald, 11 June 2003.

Oscar Corral and Carolyn Salazar, "Diaz calls faith-based social programs 'a great resource'," The Miami Herald, 18 April 2003.

Links for Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County

Mayor Bill Purcell - Mayor's Office

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

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

"Greater Nashville Homeownership Coalition Seeks to Promote Homeownership," RISMEDIA.

"City, GNAR recognized for affordable housing efforts," Nashville Business Journal, 19 May 2005.

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

"Nashville, Tennessee Promotes Affordable Housing and Minority Homeownership," U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 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.

Press Release, "Mayor Purcell Highlights Affordable Housing Effort" Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, 10 June 2002.

Professional and academic resources about FBO-local/state government collaboration

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 and William Eimicke, "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.

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-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.

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