Rick Jacobus a national expert in inclusionary housing and affordable homeownership, is the principal of Street Level Urban Impact Advisors (streetleveladvisors.com). He serves as a strategic advisor to Grounded Solutions Network, a national initiative focused on building more inclusive communities (groundedsolutions.org).
Rick served as an F.B. Heron Foundation Joint Practice Fellow at CoMetrics where he researched business models for the collection of social impact data. He was previously a partner in Burlington Associates in Community Development and a visiting fellow at the Lincoln Institute for Land Policy. He has also served as a lecturer in the Department of City and Regional Planning at UC Berkeley and as a senior program officer for the Local Initiatives Support Corporation.
Rick is the author of Inclusionary Housing: Creating and Maintaining Equitable Communities published by the Lincoln Institute for Land Policy. Previous publications include: The Transformative Power of Shared Data in What Counts: Harnessing Data for America’s Communities<i>, published by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco; <i>A Path to Homeownership, published by the Center for American Progress; Affordable By Choice, Trends in California Inclusionary Housing Programs; published by the Nonprofit Housing Association of Northern California; Retail Trade as a Route to Neighborhood Revitalization, published by the Brookings Institution; The City-CLT Partnership, published by the Lincoln Institute for Land Policy; and Delivering on the Promise of Inclusionary Housing: Best Practices in Administration and Monitoring, published by PolicyLink.
He has a bachelors degree from Oberlin College and a masters of city planning degree from the University of California at Berkeley.
ARTICLES IN SHELTERFORCE since jan 08
- The Challenges of Economic Integration
Is it more important to have mixed-income buildings, or to give more people access to mixed-income neighborhoods?
- Why We Must Build
We can’t build our way out of the housing crisis . . . but we won’t get out without building.
- Data Says Inclusionary Housing Does Foster Economic Integration
- Best of Both Worlds
Permanent affordability and asset building might seem at first blush to be contradictory goals for a low-income homeownership program, but new research says in fact they can be achieved together.
POSTS ON ROOFLINES
- 21 Feb 17 · Why Aren’t We Building Middle Income Housing?
- 13 Dec 16 · Indivisible: How We Fight This—Together
- 4 Nov 16 · Housing Doesn’t Filter, Neighborhoods Do
- 14 Oct 15 · In Defense of the ‘Poor Door’
- 13 Aug 15 · The Gentrification Vaccine
- 16 Jun 15 · CA’s Surprisingly Strong Stand in Support of Inclusionary Housing
- 6 May 15 · What Would It Look Like to Win?
- 24 Apr 15 · Can Calling Attention to Gentrification Make Things Worse?
- 15 Dec 14 · How Are Shared Equity Programs Growing With Public Investment?
- 18 Jul 13 · It’s Not Either/Or: Neighborhood Improvement Can Prevent Gentrification
- 17 Jan 13 · Data Shows Inclusionary Housing Is in Fact Inclusionary