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Community Priorities2017-07-27T17:07:58+00:00

The following is a summary of the planning team’s situation analysis discussion:

  • There is a need to organize community members to advance community interests
  • There is a need to challenge the concept that community development can exists without involving and benefiting current community members
  • There is a need to create development approaches without the negative impact of neighborhood displacement
  • There is a need to acquire property for community purposes and members
  • There is a need to create more financial products that are useful for increasing personal wealth
  • There is a need to hold banks accountable for equitable banking practices and investment in community initiatives
  • There is a need to redress biased banking practices
  • There is a need to develop effective community partnerships
  • There is a need to prioritize community needs over individual or political agendas