Lou Tisler has stepped down after 11 years as executive director of Neighborhood Housing Services (NHS) of Greater Cleveland to join the National Community Reinvestment Coalition as director of its housing counseling network. Michael Pires, currently the deputy director of NHS Cleveland, will serve as interim executive director.
Web Event | NLIHC: The Gap and United for Homes Campaign | March 2, 2 p.m. ET
On March 2, the National Low Income Housing Coalition invites all affordable housing advocates to join a webinar edition of its reportThe GAP: A Shortage of Affordable Homes. The report measures the availability of rental housing affordable to extremely low-income households and other income groups nationwide.
Call for Applicants: Rural Placemaking
bcWORKSHOP and Housing Assistance Council are co-sponsoring a rural placemaking initiative with grants available to two rural communities in the U.S. with populations under 50,000. Successful applicants will receive up to $7,500 to support the development of an arts and community building project in their town. Applications due March 10.
Tenant Protections Are a Cornerstone to Solving the Housing Crisis
Aimee Inglis, Tenants Together
The conventional wisdom on solving the housing crisis remains conformed to the simplistic frame of "supply and demand," and, if we're lucky, acknowledgement that some of that supply must be affordable units. We must do better. We must.
Could Online Shopping Mean More Housing?
Randy Shaw, Tenderloin Housing Clinic
Mixed-use development with "eyes on the street" has long been seen as the best urban design strategy, but this vision assumed that the retail under housing could be rented. What if, these days, it cannot? More
Housing and the "Flyover" Mentality
Alan Mallach, Center for Community Progress
Virtually every organization that claims to speak for disenfranchised, poor, or struggling communities is located in a coastal city, usually one of the handful of high-powered, high-cost cities that draw so much attention. This skews our vision of many things, not least of all the housing affordability crisis . . . More
Art Matters in Rural Classrooms and Beyond
Stephen Sugg, Housing Assistance Council
Integrating the arts in place-based learning acts as a "gel" that links other subjects, engaging hard to reach students, and providing an outlet for . . . More
It All Began With the Squirrel
Miriam Axel-Lute, Shelterforce
When at the height of the foreclosure crisis and Great Recession, Albany neighbors discovered a massive mural of an apparently dead squirrel on a building near their main park, many of them were not amused . . . More