Urban Action Network Past Projects


Quality Housing Coalition

UAct advisor and content contributor, Steven Simpson-Black, approached Sheila early in UAct’s inception wanting to start a Tenant’s Association. Then life got in the way and the effort stalled. In late summer 2018, Steven contacted UAct again and this time the Quality Housing Coalition was born. Still in its early stages, Steven, Sheila, Rebecca Luke[…]

IFF/McCormick Baron Salazar

In October 2015, UAct hosted a meeting of 28 nonprofit and community leaders with IFF to explore opportunities for community and economic development assistance in Springfield. Follow-up meetings with IFF and 75 community participants hosted by UAct over two days in December, 2015 focused on affordable housing, healthy food access, arts/culture and more. UAct continues[…]

East Springfield Development/Affordable Housing

In 2016, UAct and community activist, Sam Johnson, hosted IFF and affordable housing specialists, McCormack Baron Salazar (MBS), for a day-long meeting with the Mayor and community leaders. UAct hopes to continue discussions to craft a vision and action plan for East Springfield Development.