A diverse community coalition in Delray Beach, Florida signed an historic Community Benefits Agreement with Equity Enterprises USA. The agreement applies to a $35 million project that includes retail, office, and residential space. Previous investment in Delray Beach has never reached the city’s historically African-American neighborhoods. This development reaches into those neighborhoods and defines a new vision of shared prosperity for local residents.
Blog & News
- NW/SW Atlantic Ave. communities celebrate first ever Community Benefits Agreement, Pineapple Newspaper, Delray Beach, FL
- At the last minute, Detroit looks for community benefit guarantees with new bridge plan, Michigan Radio
FRESC-Good Jobs, Strong Communities packed the house at a recent affordable housing community meeting hosted by Denver City Councilwoman Robin Kneich. At the standing-room-only event, FRESC leaders shared their stories of struggling to find reasonably priced homes in a booming city where the average median home sales price is over $315,000 and apartment rents skyrocketed by 8% since 2013.
Neighbors of Lakeside Development at U.S. Steel Site Seek Benefits, Too, DNAinfo Chicago
Clergy from region seek meeting with Waterbury Hospital chairman over preserving 'community benefits', Waterbury, CT Republican-American
Community Benefits Agreements and You, Art Voice Buffalo
New lawsuit against arena asks for more community benefits, Sacramento Business Journal
Two recent agreements in Detroit are pointing the way towards a new model of economic development.
Residents, business owners, community organizations, and labor unions have joined to form a coalition called Union United that is calling for equity and inclusion in the planning process and aims to ensure that Union Square’s unique social fabric is protected.