To Survive Trump, Do Less--of This

Also: Step Up, White People ● 4 Ways to Fight Opposition ● CFPB Fury Ignores Mission's Modesty ● Making CBAs Count ● Subscribe Before Dec. 31!
Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Industry News

National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development names Seema Agnani as its new executive director as longtime ED Lisa Hasegawa steps down. Agnani previously served as CAPACD's director of policy and civic engagement, and as executive director of Chhaya Community Development Corporation. 

Call to Action

The National Low Income Housing Coalition and the Campaign for Housing and Community Development Funding are developing a report to show members of Congress how federal housing programs have helped low-income families living in rural, suburban, and urban communities. The deadline to submit a success story is Jan. 6.

Subscribe to
It's free! Click here! 

Help support the voice of community development 

Network for Good
Your Voice!

White People Need to Step Up
A. Adar Ayira, Associated Black Charities
I don't want tears, disappointment, or anger; I want action, and specifically white action, which starts with some reflection on the overarching and insidious . . . More

To Survive Trump, Do Less (of This)
Rick Jacobus, Street Level Urban Impact Advisors
Since election day, most of the dozen or so email blasts from progressive organizations trying to come to terms with the unexpected results have pledged to "redouble" their efforts and do more of whatever they have been doing all along. This is understandable, but to survive a Trump administration, we will actually have to do LESS of something that we were doing before. More

4 Ways to Fight Community Opposition in the Age of . . . Opposition
Amy Clark, National Housing Conference
The public discourse may have permanently changed with this last election cycle, and it may likely affect our efforts to build support for affordable housing development. Here are four--not new, but definitely re-formed--obstacles that you may encounter and how to prepare for and respond to them . . . More

Making Community Benefits Agreements Count
Sherrell Dorsey, social impact storyteller
CBAs can be extremely difficult to implement and enforce, which is why a detailed agreement in the early stages of the community-developer relationship is so important.  More

Greg Squires
All the Fury Over CFPB Ignores the Modesty of Its Mission
Gregory D. Squires, George Washington University
It is still too early to know whether the incoming administration means to truly "defang" the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. But does the agency even have fangs? More

Subscribe now and save 25% 

After many years of holding our print subscription price steady, we now have to raise our rates. Starting Jan.1 a one-year individual subscription will go up from $18 to $24.  

But you still have a chance to get Shelterforce in print at the old price of only $18 a year and you'll get 25% off of the new rate. You'll save even more with a 2-year subscription. 

You can even get gift subscriptions at the current rate--but only until December 31st!

You Said It!

"Economic development" is a public term, whose mission is to raise standards of living and quality of life outcomes, in real terms. Unfortunately, our public actors have acted as extensions of the Chambers of Commerce, claiming great success in business metrics, yet we remain . . .
--Fernando Centeno, more

Dodd-Frank may have had some good but there is an equal and probably larger amount of bad. I feel that people focus on the good or the bad depending on . . . --MAC, more

Looking for a Job?
Managing Editor

A new position at ArtPlace America, the Managing Editor will implement a content and publishing strategy and publish a variety of rich content across multiple . . . Read Full Listing
Portfolio Manager

Will manage, monitor and review the multifamily loan and asset management program for compliance and fiscal stability; assist with structuring, underwriting . . . Read Full Listing
Director of Property Management

CHP seeks a seasoned PM professional with demonstrated experience in best practice operations and compliance who cares deeply about social impact and . . . Read Full Listing
Director of Resource Development

NJCC seeks a creative and dynamic individual for this role, responsible for cultivating relationships with investors, overseeing impact assessment, providing . . . Read Full Listing

Executive Director

The executive director will lead the Affordable Housing, Property Management, Resident Services and Housing Choice Voucher aspects of Charter Oak . . . Read Full Listing

More Job Listings

Donate to Shelterforce at no cost to you!

While we discourage being caught up in the consumer culture and encourage everyone to shop locally, we do know that many people buy from Amazon. If you do, each time you make a purchase you can support Shelterforce at no cost to you! Click below to make Shelterforce/the National Housing Institute your selected nonprofit so that every time you purchase something a portion of the sales price goes to us. With your cost-free donation, you'll be helping us bring you more articles and news, and more insights and inspiration.

In This Issue

 Like us on Facebook     Follow us on Twitter     View our profile on LinkedIn 

Shelterforce Weekly 
with your colleagues

Black Stripes

Featured Bloggers
Interfaith Worker Justice

Murtaza Baxamusa
Sol Price School of Public Policy, USC

Housing Assistance Council

Michael Bodaken
National Housing Trust

Raphael Bostic
USC Price School of Public Policy

Janis Bowdler
JPMorgan Chase & Co.

HOPE Credit Union

Burlington Associates

Gamaliel Foundation

Jamaal Green
Portland State University

Texas Low Income Housing Information Service

Lisa Hodges
Hodges Development, LLC

Planner, Louisa County, Va.

National CAPACD

Rick Jacobus
Street Level Advisors

Daniel Kravetz
Freelance Writer


Center for Community Progress

Alexandra Moffett-Bateau
City University of New York

Tulane University

Habitat for Humanity

National Urban League


Center on Budget and Policy Priorities  


San Francisco Community 
Land Trust

Baltimore Community Foundation

Shelterforce Weekly

Senior Editor, Lillian M. Ortiz

Associate Editor, Keli Tianga

Publisher, Harold Simon

Assistant Publisher, Terri L. Clegg