Building Blocks Podcast - Enterprise Community
About This Show
Building Blocks: Connecting People, Places, and Policies is a space for thought-provoking conversations about the current issues, trends, ideas and big questions facing the affordable housing and community development field in the United States.
The podcast series is hosted by Laurel Blatchford, Senior Vice President and Chief Program Officer at Enterprise Community Partners, a proven and powerful nonprofit, creating opportunity for low- and moderate-income people through affordable housing in diverse, thriving communities.
Most Recent Episode
Ep 5: Opportunity Zones: Promises and Pitfalls
2 days ago
The Opportunity Zones Initiative has been considered an exciting, new economic development opportunity by community members and private investors alike. The uncapped tax incentive has the potential to funnel an estimated $6 trillion in unrealized capital gains into qualified low-income census tracts across the United States.
However, several questions have emerged throughout the nomination process, specifically around the creation of Opportunity Funds, selecting qualified census tracts, the potential for community displacement, and who exactly stands to benefit from this economic incentive program. On episode 5 of Building Blocks, I’ve invited Enterprise’s Rachel Reilly, Director of Impact Investing, and Flora Arabo, National State and Local Policy Director, to deconstruct Opportunity Zones and explore the potential impacts.
Episodes of This Show
Dec 21, 2017