Economic inequality

Back On! Rolling Stones Announce New Dates for U.S. Tour with Alliance For Lifetime Income As Sole Sponsor

Thursday, July 22, 2021 - 1:07pm

"As the sole sponsor of the Rolling Stones 'No Filter' tour, the Alliance for Lifetime Income can't wait to hit the road with the band again this year.

Key Points: 
  • "As the sole sponsor of the Rolling Stones 'No Filter' tour, the Alliance for Lifetime Income can't wait to hit the road with the band again this year.
  • "We've all spent the past 16 months focused on protecting our health and fighting back a global pandemic.
  • The Alliance for Lifetime Income is a non-profit 501(c)(6) educational organization based in Washington, D.C., that creates awareness and educates Americans about the value and importance of having protected lifetime income in retirement.
  • We believe focusing attention and conversations on retirement income that lasts throughout life leads to greater retirement security for millions of Americans.

New Report Finds Path to Restoring Middle Class in Opportunity Occupations

Thursday, July 22, 2021 - 12:00pm

In addition, opportunity occupations are more prevalent in Heartland states than in non-Heartland comparison states, such as California, Washington and Florida.

Key Points: 
  • In addition, opportunity occupations are more prevalent in Heartland states than in non-Heartland comparison states, such as California, Washington and Florida.
  • Amid rising income inequality and falling social mobility, opportunity occupations could be key to a revitalized middle classif policymakers take the right steps.
  • "The road to a stronger middle class runs through the Heartland, where these fields are growing."
  • This analysis informs Heartland Forward's unique policy recommendations for increasing labor market efficiency and growing the middle class.

Habitat for Humanity's ShelterTech accelerator ends with bold vision for affordable housing

Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 4:00am
Key Points: 
  • Launched in 2017 with accelerator programs in Mexico, India and Kenya, ShelterTech has grown into a global platform connecting ideas, products and services in affordable housing, with a special focus on solutions that work in a COVID-19 context.
  • ShelterTech aims to make affordable housing a top impact investment category.
  • During the pitches, the startups recounted their growth journey since joining ShelterTech and their plans to bring affordable housing products and services to millions of low-income families in the region.
  • ShelterTech is a global innovation platform advancing entrepreneurial housing solutions that radically improve the lives of low-income families.

Kinloch Partners Enters Texas with Planned Build-to-Rent Subdivision in Dallas' Eastern Metroplex, Plans Multiple Projects, 500 Homes During the Next 18 Months

Monday, July 19, 2021 - 9:00pm

The company plans a Build-to-Rent subdivision, providing affordable Single Family Rental (SFR) homes to this quickly growing region.

Key Points: 
  • The company plans a Build-to-Rent subdivision, providing affordable Single Family Rental (SFR) homes to this quickly growing region.
  • Kinloch Partners plans to aggressively expand its holdings in the Dallas area.
  • Kinloch Partners plans to aggressively expand its holdings in the Dallas area, with multiple Build-to-Rent projects totaling 500 newly SFR homes in the next 18 months.
  • A pioneer intheBuild-to-Rent Single Family Homes Neighborhood concept, Kinloch Partners specializes in helpingpeople live the American Dream, providing affordable new constructionand a path to home ownership.

DHA, Housing Solutions for North Texas Has Approved More Than 1,000 Dallas Families for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Monday, July 19, 2021 - 3:37pm

DHA, Housing Solutions for North Texas (DHA) announced today in the first six weeks of the initiative the agency has approved more than 1,000 eligible Dallas families for assistance through the Emergency Rental Assistance Program, which equates to a commitment of over $7.3 million in rent payments.

Key Points: 
  • DHA, Housing Solutions for North Texas (DHA) announced today in the first six weeks of the initiative the agency has approved more than 1,000 eligible Dallas families for assistance through the Emergency Rental Assistance Program, which equates to a commitment of over $7.3 million in rent payments.
  • Through the program, DHA is able to provide up to 12 months of rent assistance to applicants and landlords.
  • Applicants should have a housing income at or below 80 percent of the median income for the City of Dallas.
  • For more information and to apply, visit: https://dallasrentrelief.com/
    DHA, Housing Solutions for North Texas provides quality, affordable housing to low-income families and individuals through the effective and efficient administration of housing assistance programs.

Habitat for Humanity's regional ShelterTech accelerator concludes with a bold vision for the affordable housing sector

Friday, July 16, 2021 - 2:08pm

"ShelterTech works across sectors, industries and geographies to bring together the most impactful and cutting-edge innovations improving housing conditions for low-income families across the globe.

Key Points: 
  • "ShelterTech works across sectors, industries and geographies to bring together the most impactful and cutting-edge innovations improving housing conditions for low-income families across the globe.
  • Launched in Southeast Asia in July 2020, the accelerator attracted more than 100 ventures, vying for a chance to be part of the world's leading platform for affordable housing innovation.
  • During the pitches, startups recounted their growth journey since joining ShelterTech and their plans to bring affordable housing products and services to millions of low-income families in the region.
  • ShelterTech is a global innovation platform advancing entrepreneurial housing solutions that radically improve the lives of low-income families.

Stephen Curry and Leading Organizations Across U.S. Join NinetyToZero to Combat Racial Wealth Gap

Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 7:11pm

NEW YORK, July 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Stephen Curry, seven-time NBA All-Star and two-time NBA MVP, and a group of leading CEOs and organizations across sectors are taking action to combat the 90% racial wealth gap between white and Black Americans by joining NinetyToZero .

Key Points: 
  • NEW YORK, July 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Stephen Curry, seven-time NBA All-Star and two-time NBA MVP, and a group of leading CEOs and organizations across sectors are taking action to combat the 90% racial wealth gap between white and Black Americans by joining NinetyToZero .
  • NinetyToZero brings deliberate, collective action to counteract centuries of racial and economic discrimination, to transform the economic landscape so that all Americans can thrive.
  • We stand with NinetyToZero and are committed to doing everything in our collective power to help close the racial wealth gap, said Stephen J. Squeri, Chairman and CEO of American Express.
  • Bridging the racial wealth gap throughout our country is not simply a moral imperative, but an economic one.

Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing Chooses Meridian LMS to Power their Affordable Housing Training Academy

Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 2:25pm

The Affordable Housing Training Academy (AHTA) is dedicated to providing access to high quality training at an affordable price point to owners and managers of affordable housing from across the country.

Key Points: 
  • The Affordable Housing Training Academy (AHTA) is dedicated to providing access to high quality training at an affordable price point to owners and managers of affordable housing from across the country.
  • "With Meridian LMS, we can create strategic training programs that meet the unique needs of all of our learner audiences."
  • The Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing (OCCH) is a nonprofit financial intermediary based in Columbus, Ohio that works with private and public developers to create affordable housing opportunities.
  • OCCH has raised over $5 billion in private capital and invested in over 50,000 units of affordable housing in over 900 developments.

Nearly Half of Prospective Home Buyers Under 45 Have Considered or Are Considering Moving Out of Ontario Due to Housing Affordability

Tuesday, July 13, 2021 - 12:00pm

More than half of these aspiring buyers (56%) are pessimistic about the possibility of buying a home in the community they want to live in.

Key Points: 
  • More than half of these aspiring buyers (56%) are pessimistic about the possibility of buying a home in the community they want to live in.
  • Not addressing the housing supply shortage could have a detrimental effect on Ontarios competitiveness and ability to retain talent.
  • The majority (68%) agree that there are things the Ontario government could do to make the housing market more affordable.
  • Almost half of Ontarians believe that residential construction will be key to economic growth and job creation when the pandemic is over.

Caremax Enters Into Exclusive Agreement With Related Companies to Support Caremax in Opening Medical Centers in Senior Affordable Housing Throughout the U.S.

Tuesday, July 13, 2021 - 10:00am

Under the terms of the agreement, Related will advise CareMax on opening new medical centers nationwide, including but not limited to within and proximate to affordable housing communities that may be owned by Related.

Key Points: 
  • Under the terms of the agreement, Related will advise CareMax on opening new medical centers nationwide, including but not limited to within and proximate to affordable housing communities that may be owned by Related.
  • CareMax has been serving senior residents of affordable housing, including at one medical center embedded inside a senior housing community, said Carlos de Solo, President and CEO of CareMax.
  • Together with Related we saw that there is a profound nationwide need for medical and social care within and convenient to affordable housing communities.
  • We engaged Related as our real estate advisors to assist us in locating our de novo medical centers directly within and near to these affordable senior communities nationwide.