Can Health Insurance Pay for Housing?

Also: Despite What Bankers Say, Data Is Indispensable ● Developers: Organize Your Residents for 2018 ● Job Listings, Events, More . . .
Tuesday, May 23, 2017


Renter Nation Online Tenant Union Organizing Training | May 25, 8 p.m. EDT

Episode 4 of Right to the City's online Renter Nation training series will feature organizers and members from City Life/Vida Urbana, Inqulinxs Unidxs por Justicia, and Tenants Union of Washington State to discuss how to organize a tenants union and conduct a tenants rights campaign. Register here and view recordings of past trainings here.

Social Determinants of Health Through a Cultural Lens at People and Places 2017 | National Alliance of Community Economic Development Associations | May 31 - June 2

Shelterforce publisher Harold Simon will moderate a panel of three leaders in bridging the gap between health care and community development in communities of color. The conference will include 35 sessions and 100 speakers. Click here to learn more.

Dialogue4Health | Build Power for Health Equity: Strategic Practices for Local Health Departments | June 1, 1 p.m. EDT

How can local health departments effectively advance health equity? And how should they work with community groups (and vice versa) to do so? Join this webinar, hosted by the Public Health Institute, for a discussion on strategic health equity practices.

Webcast and In-Person Meeting | HUD: A New Era of Homeownership | June 1 at 2 p.m. EDT

Joel Kan, Mortgage Bankers Association; Christie Peale, Center for NYC Neighborhoods; Jon Spader, Harvard JCHS; and Lawrence Yun, National Association of Realtors, will discuss the recent housing crisis and its impact on consumer behavior with a focus on the challenges millennial purchasers face. Registration and further info here.

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California Considers a New Health Treatment for the Homeless: a Home
Pauline Bartolone, Kaiser Health News
Can health insurance pay for housing? If this proposal passes, it would not only pay for itself, but also . . . More

Josh Silver
Despite What Bankers Say, Data Is Indispensable
Josh Silver, NCRC
In a recent white paper, the American Bankers Association maintains that the CFPB overstepped its boundaries when it implemented data enhancements to the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act mandated by Dodd-Frank. Full of rhetoric, the paper makes a number of unfounded allegations . . . More

Developers: Organize Your Residents for 2018
Michael Bodaken and Ellen Lurie Hoffman, National Housing Trust
If you think that housing your residents was all you needed to do with them, think again . . . More

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