Nuns: The Original Impact Investors

Tuesday, January 30, 2018
In this Issue: Making the Case for Living Where You Work Moving Hospital Investments Upstream Nuns: The Original Impact Investors Also: Jobs ● Shelter Shorts ● Events ● Opportunity ● Industry News +
Shelter Shorts

Bus Routes Out of Poverty | Amazon—Earn Your Subsidy | The Numbers Behind 'Urban Renewal' | Overdue Rent is Sickening | Med. Students As City Planners? | Trump's Medicaid Work Requirement | More...
Rex Fowler, Hartford Community Loan Fund
Looking in the rearview mirror 20 years later, it’s hard to overstate how wise I think that original group of board members was in imposing its residency requirement on me. While initially skeptical, over the years I’ve learned some powerful lessons about the benefits of proximity… Read Full Article
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Alyia S.P. Gaskins, Center for Community Investment
Despite growing recognition of the social and environmental causes of poor health, hospitals have been slow to shift their community benefit spending away from traditional expenditures toward activities that address root causes. Although the transition from fee-for-service to value-based care is at an early stage, health systems have a variety of motivations to address the upstream determinants of health, including… Read Full Article
Dee Walsh, Mercy Housing
Decades before the community development sector began creating strategies to attract the assets of individuals for social causes, congregations of Catholic nuns across the U.S., also called Women Religious, were doing just that. These women put a portion of their retirement funds and other capital at risk by investing in organizations and programs that would not easily get financing elsewhere. It was a new way of operating for many congregations, and that meant... Read Full Article

Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2 p.m. EST Webinar on the HUD Manufactured Home Dispute Resolution Program. Learn about how the program works, what types of issues are handled under the program, federal disclosure requirements, and additional resources available. Register here, and send questions in advance to by close of business Tues., Feb. 6.

The Culture of Health Leaders Program Is Accepting Applications for the 2018 Cohort. Sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Build Healthy Places Network, and more, this 3-year leadership development program offers a $20,000 stipend annually for up to 50 participating organizations that are integrating health into their work. The call for applications is open and continues through Feb. 21.
Industry News
Priya Jayachandra
National Housing Trust (NHT) Welcomes Priya Jayachandran as President Jayachandran comes to this position after having served in affordable housing development at Volunteers of America, and as deputy assistant secretary in HUD’s Office of Multifamily Housing Programs. Prior to joining HUD, Jayachandran spent over 15 years in community development real estate banking. She succeeds NHT’s longtime president, Michael Bodaken.
Chrystal Kornegay MassHousing
MassHousing Names Chrystal Kornegay Executive Director Kornegay comes to MassHousing after having served as undersecretary at Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). Prior to joining the DHCD, she served as president and CEO of the community development corporation Urban Edge. She began her career in community development as a project manager for The Community Builders.
Dee Walsh
Mercy Housing Hires Dee Walsh as Executive Vice President, Chief Officer of Strategic Development Previously, Walsh held leadership positions with the Network for Oregon Affordable Housing, REACH Community Development, and Housing Partnership Network. Her role is a new position charged with overseeing the work of Mercy Housing's regional offices and the Mercy Loan Fund, a new CDFI
You Said It!

I can categorically and with great confidence state that there is no way on earth that the Illinois General Assembly is going to end the state’s pre-emption on rent control . . . What we should be seeking is an amendment to the state ban to allow local communities to engage in... —Daniel Lauber, more

This is good analysis of the complex intersection of arts and community gentrification/anti-gentrification. —@ThrivingVermont on Twitter

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Housing and Neighborhood Equity Planner/Analyst ● Texas Housers seeks a planner/analyst committed to racial equity in the provision of housing and public infrastructure, disaster recovery, and environmental justice. The person in this role will work in the Houston metro area with leaders and residents of low-income... Read Full Listing
Post-Disaster Infrastructure Equity Analyst and Housing Project Manager ● The person in this role will assess post-Hurricane Harvey housing and infrastructure rebuilding needs in lower-income communities in Austin, Houston, and south/east Texas, and will develop and advocate for socially and environmentally... Read Full Listing
President and CEO, Elevation Community Land Trust (CLT) ● A collaborative of funders have partnered to launch this new CLT that will foster permanently affordable housing across metro Denver and ultimately statewide. As a new organization, the Elevation CLT requires a president & CEO who can build the organization, its board, its staff, and its assets... Read Full Listing
Executive Director ● HOMECorp is a community nonprofit in Montclair, New Jersey dedicated to providing affordable housing and financial literacy counseling. Our ideal candidate brings strong interpersonal skills, experience in raising private, foundation, and government... Read Full Listing
President and CEO ● Frontier Housing is an affordable housing nonprofit serving 11 counties in Northeastern Kentucky. The CEO will inherit an organization with a strong reputation in the community, upon which s/he will need to build, while managing a $1.2M budget and a staff of... Read Full Listing
State and Local Senior Policy
Specialist ● The Senior Specialist will engage in all aspects of the State and Local Policy department’s work. They will support the provision of technical assistance to policy makers through research and creation of high-quality deliverables (e.g. reports, presentations, memos)... Read Full Listing
Chief Impact Officer ● Housing Trust Silicon Valley seeks a leader who is enthusiastic about the creation and preservation of housing for low- to middle-income people in the Bay Area. If you have prior CDFI-related experience, can strengthen our leadership team, and can thrive in a collaborative environment, this is the role you’re looking for... Read Full Listing
Digital Communications Specialist ● Public Advocates Inc., a civil rights law firm and policy advocacy group, seeks a savvy team member as we co-lead the national CarsonWatch partnership. Our ideal candidate understands how to use social media to activate and grow an audience and is capable of working at the fast pace required... 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 DubbJamaal 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, Prosperity Now ● Josh Silver, NCRC ● James Tracy, San Francisco Community Land Trust ● Eva Wingren, Baltimore Community Foundation