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Could gentrification improve DC schools?

Tuesday, March 6, 2018
In this Issue: Housing Advocacy Needs Housing Voters Slow and Messy Partnerships Using Art to Create Community at a Clinic Could Gentrification Improve DC Schools?Also: Jobs ● Shelter Shorts ● Events ● Industry News +
Shelter Shorts

Are Black Incarceration Rates Really Falling? | Clinics in Schools Remedy Absenteeism | Hispanic Homeownership Rate Increases | Uber is Causing Traffic Jams | "Adjustable" Houses | More...
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Kfir Mordechay, Pepperdine University
Neighborhoods undergoing gentrification usually benefit from new grocery stores and other retail within walking distance, better public transit connections, reduced crime, and perhaps most importantly, attention from local government. But does an influx of affluent residents and their children have a beneficial effect on local public schools? Read Full Article
Amanda Abrams, freelance journalist
There isn’t an exact science to forming partnerships between health and community development organizations. Here are some stories about that process and the patience it requires. Read Full Article
Michael Fogelberg, Homes for All Seniors Campaign
A significant opportunity exists across the country. A diverse constituency for greater public and private action to address housing hardships needs to be mobilized into political action, and the 2018 and 2020 election cycles present a significant opportunity to do so. Read Full Article
Sahra Noor, People’s Center Health Services, and Laura Zabel, Springboard for the Arts
Arts projects at a Minneapolis clinic created a natural connection between people who might not otherwise interact. The projects transformed the community clinic into a community hub: a home for creativity, collaboration, social connection, and joy. Read Full Article

March 22, 5 p.m. EDT Poverty & Race Research Action Council (PRRAC) Symposium on Fair Housing Intersections This event will discuss cross-cutting issues in civil rights and the interplay among progressive federalism, advocacy, and the federal government in protecting and advancing social justice. Featuring former Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, environmental justice leader Vernice Miller-Travis, Inclusive Communities Project President Demetria McCain, and other guests at PRRAC's office, 740 15th St. NW #300, Washington, D.C. Register early by emailing
Industry News
Britnee Timberlake, founding executive director of the Essex Community Land Trust, New Jersey’s only active affordable housing land trust (launched by NHI/Shelterforce), was sworn in on Jan. 29 to represent the 4th legislative district in the NJ State General Assembly. Filling the seat vacated by Sheila Oliver, who took office as lieutenant governor, Timberlake will serve until November when she officially runs for the remainder of Oliver’s two-year term in a special election. In 2014, Timberlake took office as Essex County’s youngest freeholder and was chosen as freeholder president in 2015, becoming the state’s only African-American woman to be head of a freeholder board.
Prosperity Indiana Names Jessica Love Executive Director. Love has served in the role of associate executive director for Prosperity Indiana since 2013 and was previously the organization’s senior program manager. She has also served with the South Central Alabama Development Commission and was managing editor for The Selma Times-Journal. Love succeeds Prosperity Indiana's exiting director Andy Fraizer, who is leaving to become executive director for the Community Foundation of South Jersey.

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You Said It!

What the maps don't say, and what's important to city leaders is the speculative value of their land base and the rent gap between the current value and what it could get with improvements (in both demographic and the built environment). So the "race map" sold as an "opportunity map" is really showing… —Khalil Shahyd, more

This is probably the area in which fair-housing and community-development practitioners remain most at odds with each other. ... We might benefit, and act with more appropriate urgency, if we reframed our conversations in such cases as being about "harm reduction" rather than "access to opportunity." —Rolf Pendall, more
Executive DirectorThe Executive Director will be the strategic leader of The Neighborhood Developers (TND). They will leverage TND’s financial strength, national reputation as a leading NeighborWorks organization, and new operational strength. Together with TND’s board and staff, the new ED will build thriving... Read Full Listing
Senior Project Manager—Affordable HousingThe SPM is a leadership position and works closely with the Director of Real Estate Development to promote, preserve and develop affordable housing in keeping with SAHA’s mission. The position is responsible for overseeing all stages of development for three to four projects at any given time and ensures that... Read Full Listing
NeighborWorks® Sacramento Region seeks an exceptional CEO who will build on our 30-year history of providing opportunities for successful homeownership and building strong communities in Sacramento and the 11-county region we serve. The CEO must resonate with... Read Full Listing
Controller—Part TimeLower East Side Coalition Housing Development seeks a part-time Controller with knowledge of our mission, objectives, policies, and programs, as well as the procedures, principles, and practices of non-profit organization. Affordable housing development and management experience preferred... Read Full Listing
Executive DirectorCharlottesville Tomorrow, a nonprofit news organization in Charlottesville, Virginia, is seeking a dynamic leader to become its next executive director. This executive director will oversee and manage all aspects of the organization, with a particular focus on strategic planning, financial management, and... Read Full Listing
Community Development Manager—Midwest RegionThe person in this role will be responsible for establishing and maintaining relationships with public, nonprofit, and for-profit housing developers and other key community-based stakeholders to support the acquisition of vacant and/or abandoned properties... Read Full Listing
Housing and Facilities Program AssistantThe Housing Program Assistant helps with a wide array of assignments related to housing and community facilities development, including research, preparing forms and budgets, compiling data, preparing reports, preparing grant applications, overseeing Davis Bacon and green building requirements, and other duties as assigned... Read Full Listing
Housing and Facilities Program Manager The person in this role will be responsible for the development of multi-family housing, single-family housing, and community facility projects for CASA. The Housing and Facilities Program Manager also helps determine the course of CASA’s development program, and directs and facilitates activities from... Read Full Listing
Manufactured Housing Cooperative Technical Assistance ManagerThe person in this role will provide oversight of all post-purchase activities in the manufactured housing communities that CASA has assisted and will help ensure that each resident-owned community in their portfolio receives timely and appropriate technical assistance, as well as... Read Full Listing
Executive Vice President of Real Estate CommonBond Communities is seeking a candidate for this senior leadership position—a compelling and visionary leader who will form powerful relationships with internal and external stakeholders, and a strategic thinker who will promote sustainable growth and advancement... Read Full Listing
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