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CNHED's research is practical, with an emphasis on fostering on-the-ground change in city policy, and improving living conditions for the most vulnerable residents of the District.
In February 2020, the City of Minneapolis (the City) retained the Coalition for Nonprofit Housing and Economic Development (CNHED), based in Washington D.C., and LISC Twin Cities to assist with the development of an opportunity to purchase policy to support the City’s goals of preserving housing stability, preventing involuntary displacement, and creating tenant ownership opportunities for low- and moderate-income Minneapolis renters. In March 2020 adaptations were made to the process in response to social distancing requirements imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
How the Housing for All Campaign led Washington, DC from drastic cuts to momentous investments in housing funding.
The Housing For All Campaign was launched by the Coalition for Nonprofit Housing and Economic Development (CNHED) in 2010 to engage the existing coalition members as well as the public to increase investments in affordable housing in Washington, DC. The Campaign marked an intentional shift toward a large public campaign directed by CNHED. This case study explores the strategies and steps used to successfully develop and lead a campaign that turned the tide on affordable housing investments in Washington, DC. These include: maintaining a strong coalition, building a wide base, seizing opportunities, and supporting the leadership of those impacted.