Presenting the 2025 Social Purpose Real Estate (SPRE) Summit in Los Angeles

By: Community Vision | Jun 04, 2024

We are thrilled to announce our partnership with Community Spaces Network to present the 2025 Social Purpose Real Estate (SPRE) Summit! Join us in Los Angeles from May 6-8, 2025 for this event that will bring together leaders and experts in community real estate for an engaging and thought-provoking experience.

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California Community-Owned Real Estate (CalCORE) 2024 Fresno Convening

By: Community Vision | Mar 01, 2024

Community development groups from across the state gathered in Fresno, California from February 21-23 for our latest CalCORE convening. An initiative developed by Community Vision and Genesis LA, CalCORE works to advance locally owned and controlled real estate through virtual and in-person educational sessions, along with one-on-one project support, for developers of color deeply rooted in their communities.

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Updates to the Board of Directors

By: Community Vision | Feb 21, 2024

Community Vision is excited to share some recent updates to our board of directors, including a new chair and a new member.   Announcing Our New Board Chair We are pleased to announce Anita Addison as our new board chair as of January 24, 2024. Addison is the Chief of Planning and Strategic Advancement for…

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The Bay Area Racial Equity Fund: Looking Back at 0% Lending One Year Later

By: Community Vision | Oct 31, 2023

BayREF provided more than $2 million of 0% loans and free financial management advising to BIPOC-led nonprofits responding at the forefront of the pandemic. One year after the last loan closed, 100% of BayREF’s borrowers are current, and the default rate across the portfolio is 0%. We look forward to sharing our insights as we continue to learn from this pilot program.

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Visionary Home Builders

By: Community Vision | Aug 09, 2023

Not Just Housing: Creating Opportunities for Central Valley Neighborhoods to Thrive As Community Vision partners with communities to create flourishing neighborhoods and build economic power, one of the most important needs to address is housing. Access to quality and affordable living spaces is a key pillar for healthier and safer neighborhoods, and opening the door…

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Advancing Locally Controlled Real Estate with CalCORE’s Newest Cohort

By: Community Vision | Jul 19, 2023

Last month, Community Vision and Genesis LA held a three-day convening in Los Angeles to kick off the third California Community-Owned Real Estate (CalCORE) cohort. Launched in 2021, CalCORE is an initiative developed by Community Vision and Genesis LA to advance locally owned and controlled real estate.

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The African American Equity Impact Scorecard Guides Lenders and Investors to Boost Black Liberation & Equity

By: Community Vision | Jun 20, 2023

The Scorecard serves as a critical lens for mission-driven lenders and investors, facilitating them to assess the effectiveness of their loans and grants in furthering Black liberation. It brings clarity to how their financial commitments aid Black leadership and power-building, Black-centric equity and Black economic development and job creation.

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Community Vision Welcomes Luis A. Rodriguez to Board of Directors

By: Community Vision | May 23, 2023

Community Vision is thrilled to welcome Luis A. Rodriguez to our Board of Directors. Mr. Rodriguez is in private practice as an attorney and consultant working on legal and public policy issues within the areas of affordable housing, economic development, tax exempt organizations, climate change and racial equity and inclusion policy measures. He assists organizations who are dedicated to working with low income communities and communities of color.

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Oakstop Achieves Milestone: Black-Owned Coworking Space in Downtown Oakland

By: Community Vision | May 22, 2023

Oakstop has reached an incredible milestone by purchasing their first building, 1721 Broadway, in downtown Oakland. This acquisition marks a significant step in their mission to provide affordable workspace and cultural programming to local entrepreneurs and artists. Learn how this Black-owned coworking space is fostering stability, growth, and long-term social and economic impact.

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