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We wanted to make you aware of two important calendar items for tomorrow and Wednesday. Please see details and registration links below.  Stay tuned for a Piece by Piece e-news update later this week.  




Rebuilding Neighborhoods:
Innovative Solutions for a Post-NSP World
Tuesday, December 4, 2012, 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM (Eastern) 


The city of Cleveland has been hit hard by the foreclosure crisis. In many neighborhoods home prices have fallen by more than half since 2005 and nearly 16,000 properties sit vacant and blighted. The availability of HUD Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) funding provided a brief but welcome solution to some of these problems. However, with that resource fading, what is the way forward in a post-NSP world? Now, more than ever, creative vacant housing redevelopment strategies are needed to reverse decline and rebuild damaged markets. This webinar will highlight the approach of two local community development organizations, Slavic Village Development and the Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization, who are experimenting with novel approaches to housing renovation that requires little or no subsidy. Joined by Frank Ford from Neighborhood Progress Inc, this discussion is sure to offer inspiration for organizations across the country as we retool to face similar challenges in our own neighborhoods.  REGISTER NOW




Atlanta Regional Housing Forum:
"Addressing Veterans Housing Issues"

Loudermilk Center, 40 Courtland Street, Atlanta, GA 

9:30 - 11:45 a.m., Wednesday, December 5, 2012 


According to the Veterans Empowerment Organization (VEO), 2,000 veterans already reside on the streets of Atlanta. Simply providing shelter is not the answer to our homeless veteran problem. We are indebted to the service of these veterans and we need to provide an environment where they can thrive in our society. With thousands of veterans returning to Georgia and the US from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan (OEF/OIF) over the next several years, the number of veterans in urgent need of housing and other support is expected to increase. By planning ahead and preparing the necessary supportive services and housing options, we can, working together as a regional team, minimize homelessness and solve it as it becomes apparent in the region.  MORE     REGISTER NOW



Susan Adams

Piece by Piece Coordinator