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  • US Supreme Court Overturns Liberty and Bodily AutonomyBy: Community Vision | June 24, 2022 Today, the United States Supreme Court took the dreaded step to overrule Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey with its decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health. The reality is that we now have free states and non-free states when it comes to bodily autonomy. Such an action runs counter to advancing dignity,… Read More
  • Community Vision and Genesis LA Convene 27 Groups to Address Capital and Capacity Barriers Faced by Community-Based & BIPOC-led DevelopersBy: Jason Riggs, Communications Director | June 23, 2022 Twenty-seven groups from across California convened in Fresno last week to advance locally-owned & controlled real estate, created by developers of color rooted in local communities across the state. The convening was part of California Community-Owned Real Estate program (CalCORE), a five-year state-wide initiative led by Community Vision and Genesis LA. CalCORE’s mission is to… Read More
  • Welcome Jonathan Taylor, Community Vision’s VP of Capital SolutionsBy: Courtney Gonzales, Content Developer | December 16, 2021 We’re excited to welcome Jonathan Taylor to Community Vision as the Vice President of Capital Solutions. In this newly created position, Jonathan leads our recently re-envisioned Lending Department, which is now Capital Solutions. This department utilizes a restorative approach that intentionally directs capital to enterprises and projects that increase local wealth creation and power building… Read More
  • EOYDC Building New Markets Tax Credits: Investing in Community Real EstateBy: Courtney Gonzales, Content Developer | November 15, 2021 Community Vision’s partnership with EOYDC began in 2012 when the organization was approaching their 35th Anniversary and developing a master plan that included renovation and a 6,000 square-foot expansion of their headquarters. Read More
  • Recent Lending & Consulting ClientsBy: Luba Yusim | April 7, 2021 LENDING Baker Places Inc.- San Francisco $350,000 Line of Credit Baker Places is a transitional residential community of PRC. The line of credit helps to manage cash flow and bridge receivables from government contracts. Berkeley Food and Housing Project - Berkeley $225,000 Line of Credit Renewal Berkeley Food and Housing Project works to ease and end homelessness,… Read More
  • Mujeres Unidas y Activas: Keeping Space & Building PowerBy: Courtney Gonzales, Content Developer | January 27, 2021 Mujeres Unidas y Activas (MUA) is a grassroots organization of Latina immigrant women who work with their community to cultivate personal transformation and build collective power for social and economic justice. Founded in 1990, they provide peer-led trauma recovery services, vocational classes, and leadership training. Their first offices opened in San Francisco’s Mission District, and… Read More
  • Welcome Kshama Kanakoor & Camila Andrea MenaBy: Luba Yusim, Senior Communications Officer | January 27, 2021 We are thrilled to welcome Kshama Kanakoor and Camila Andrea Mena to our consulting team. These individuals join the organization with a commitment to their communities, a diverse range of experiences, and exceptional professional backgrounds. Join us in welcoming them to the Community Vision family! Read More
  • Ask a Community Vision Consultant: Fall 2020 EditionBy: Amanda Bornstein, Real Estate Consultant | November 19, 2020 This month’s question: Given the pandemic, how can I safely offer my programs in outdoor spaces? Answer: Several of our clients are operating at limited capacity or in a different capacity than previously, due to health and safety parameters around COVID-19. The safety concerns and ensuring people’s well-being has prompted organizations to pivot operations and… Read More
  • RYSE RYSE Commons: Investing in Our Young PeopleBy: Courtney Gonzales, Content Developer | July 28, 2020 Based in Richmond, RYSE emerged from the needs articulated by local youth organizers of color following the killing of four high school students in 2000. After many years of planning, the organization opened its doors in 2008, addressing the emotional, mental and political health of local young people. Since opening, RYSE has served nearly 4,000… Read More
  • community vision covid-19 COVID-19 Lease Negotiation TipsBy: Ernesto Vilchis, Real Estate Consultant | May 27, 2020 We launched a new feature last month called Ask a Community Vision Consultant and we are so pleased to have heard from so many of you. Read More