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Get Your Local Hospital in Your Corner

Tuesday, June 13, 2017
In This Issue: Challenges of Space and Place in Creative Placemaking ● EB-5: A New Way to Finance Equitable Economic Development? ● Get Your Local Hospital in Your Corner ● Also: In Case You Missed It ● You Said It! ● Jobs ● Resources ● Industry News ● More
Miriam Axel-Lute, Shelterforce

The connection between health and community development is on everyone’s lips it seems, and for good reason. And yet, the two sectors are really still at the beginning stages of learning how to work together.

A few weeks ago we published “7 Tips to Help You Forge Health and Housing Partnerships.” At last week’s People & Places conference, at a session titled “Health Equity and the Zip Code Improvement Business” I picked up a set of additional, complementary ideas from the panelists—Katrina Badger of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Terri Baltimore, from Hill House Association, Pittsburgh; Doug Jutte from Build Health Places Network, and Destiny-Simone Ramjohn from Kaiser Permanente.

1. Don’t rely on monetizing everything. It was something of a revelation to start making the argument for . . . Read More

I spent a few weeks last winter interviewing people affiliated with art and community development in the Valley Arts District, a 15-square block neighborhood in Orange, New Jersey. I think some of us, myself included, are susceptible to thinking that when the arts are involved, the complications that can arise with traditional community building are lessened. But with a varied collection of groups such as those present in the Valley, they each work with different populations and have different goals. Those key differences and perspectives influence what they each view as challenges to their work.  Read More
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The EB-5 program is in the news again due to its place in real estate deals by Kushner Companies. But did you know the program has been used for good?

Big companies discovered the long-stagnant Immigrant Investor Program EB-5 after the 2008 financial crisis. Under the program, foreign investors must make a minimum $1 million investment in a commercial enterprise, or $500,000 minimum if that enterprise is located in a targeted employment area (a non-rural location with an unemployment rate at least 150 percent of the national average). Investors, their spouses, and their children gain conditional U.S. residency upon making the investment. 

Can community developers bend the program toward their goals too?  Read More
A Hidden Problem: Lead-Poisoned Children in the U.S. Forty percent of lead-poisoned children in the U.S. are not identified. The percentages vary wildly by state. This interactive map from the Public Health Institute’s California Environment Health Tracking Program shows the percentage in every state, and is a useful tool in making the case for housing rehab projects and community organizing. Click here for info.
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Industry News
ArtPlace America Announces Finalists for 2017 National Creative Placemaking Fund Seventy organizations around the country using arts and culture in their community development work have been selected for the final round of review in this annual competition.  For more info, click here.
You Said It!

"529 plans (and similar student savings plans) aren't without their drawbacks. They are considered to be student assets rather than parent assets, and financial aid formulas will require a much higher percentage be used for education than if the same money were held by . . ." --Jeff Levin, more
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Two Project Manager Positions
Two project managers, one in Baltimore and one in D.C., will have responsibility for the overall management of developments from acquisition and entitlements through completion of construction. This includes coordinating . . . Read Full Listing
Senior Developer
This position requires a well-organized leader who takes initiative, thinks strategically, favors a collaborative approach to problem solving, and has a sense of humor. S/he must be an experienced manager with strong analytic . . . Read Full Listing
Chief Executive Officer
The person in this leadership role works with the Board of Directors, executes the organization's vision, assures its overall program effectiveness, ensures the acquisition of sufficient resources, protects and projects . . . Read Full Listing
Chief Executive Officer
The East Akron Neighborhood Development Corporation offers an entrepreneurial CEO the opportunity to further the impact of a respected community development organization with a four-decade track record . . . Read Full Listing
Real Estate Finance Manager
The person in this role will have knowledge of the mission, objectives, policies, and practices of non-profit organizations and affordable housing development, and will monitor fiscal data for multiple projects . . . Read Full Listing
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Featured Bloggers
Bob Annibale, Citi ● Laura Barrett, Interfaith Worker Justice ● Murtaza Baxamusa, Sol Price School of Public Policy, USC ● Michael Bodaken, National Housing Trust ● Bill Bynum, HOPE Credit Union ● Steve Dubb, Democracy Collaborative ● Jamaal Green, Portland State University ● John Henneberger, Texas Low Income Housing Information Service ● David Holtzman, newspaper reporter and former planner ● Josh Ishimatsu, National CAPACD ● Rick Jacobus, Street Level Advisors ● Daniel Kravetz, Freelance Writer ● Alan Mallach, Center for Community Progress ● Jonathan Reckford, Habitat for Humanity ● Doug Ryan, CFED ● Josh Silver, NCRC ● James Tracy, San Francisco Community Land Trust ● Eva Wingren, Baltimore Community Foundation