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New Money for Housing!

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
In this Issue: The Gentrification Will Be Televised Believe in CLTs? Make Them Sustainable ● Important Deadline for Governors ● Organizing for Hospital Community Benefits ● New Money for Housing! Also: Jobs ● Shelter Shorts ● Events ● Opportunity Industry News +
Shelter Shorts

A Cautionary Housing Tale from London | Hospitals Peddling Loans for Health Care Costs? | Public Housing Resident Lawsuit | Kentucky Rezones for More Housing | Florida Sides with Payday Lenders | More…
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Miriam Axel-Lute and Harold Simon, Shelterforce
A newly launched housing funding collaborative involves some of the nation’s largest grantmakers. Shelterforce spoke with Funders for Housing and Opportunity's program manager, Jeanne Fekade-Sellassie, to find out more about how it will work, and how it sees its role in fighting the housing crisis. Read Full Article
Judi Kende, Enterprise Community Partners
Community land trusts are all the rage in community development today, and though much fanfare is showered on the CLT model, they often struggle to get off the ground because very little support is available for those trying to create one or for existing CLTs looking to expand. In many ways, New York was lucky, but... Read Full Article
Momii Palapaz, Causa Justa::Just Cause
A housing justice advocate and Oakland resident takes a look at the comedic web series The North Pole, about three roommates navigating the rapidly gentrifying California neighborhood. In one of the show’s first episodes, the characters search, in classic “explorer” khakis, for gentrifiers (and the gentrified) as they drive past yoga studios and tapas bars that have… Read Full Article
Lori Chatman, Enterprise Community Loan Fund 
The deadline is looming for states to submit their Opportunity Zones nominations. What neighborhoods in your state will be chosen, what factors will be weighed in the decision process, and what will federal designation mean to selected neighborhoods? Read Full Article
Enid Eckstein, health and community development consultant 
Seventy percent of Massachusetts hospitals spent less than 1 percent of their total patient budget on direct community-health investments. Community organizations must become far more proactive in these partnerships, and they must approach hospitals strategically, with an organized base of support, not . . . Read Full Article
Industry News
The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) has announced the winners of the 2018 Organizing Awards for outstanding achievements in organizing efforts that advance NLIHC’s mission: 
  • The Right to Counsel NYC Coalition organized low-income renters in support of the civil right to an attorney for renters in New York City facing eviction. 
  • The Metropolitan St. Louis Equal Housing and Opportunity Commission and Empower Missouri advocated together for the St. Louis City Board of Aldermen to pass an ordinance criminalizing “self-help” or “lock-out” evictions. 
Sheila Hill-Christian is joining Rural LISC as the new disaster recovery and resiliency coordinator. Hill-Christian previously served as Cincinnati’s assistant city manager, as deputy city manager of Portland, Maine, and worked for a decade as an executive consultant to state and local government agencies. She will be the point person coordinating Rural LISC’s recovery and resiliency activities in response to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria
Paul Bradley, founder and president of ROC USA, is to be inducted into the Cooperative Hall of Fame. Bradley served for 18 years with the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund, implementing strategies to help owners of manufactured homes buy their communities. In 2008, he launched a market-based social venture that now develops co-ops in 15 states through a network of affiliated nonprofits and a national CDFI, ROC USA Capital.

Wednesday, March 21, 2 p.m. EDT | Strengthening Communities Through Rent Control: Rent Control Campaign Toolkit & Report Release | Join the Homes For All Campaign, Tenants Together, and Urban Habitat for a national release of their groundbreaking new Rent Control Campaign Toolkit and Strengthening Communities Through Just Cause and Rent Control Report. Presenters will dispel the real-estate-led myths about rent control and just-cause eviction and show how communities are stronger and thrive with rent-stabilization measures in place.

The World Habitat Awards recognize and highlight innovative, outstanding, and sometimes revolutionary housing ideas, projects and programs from around the world that fit the following criteria:
  • Focus on affordable and adequate housing
  • Are in-progress or have been completed in the last 10 years
  • Have been designed and/or delivered in close collaboration with the residents/local community
Each year two winners receive a monetary prize and a trophy, presented at a global UN-Habitat event. Entries for the 2018 competition are open until March 31.

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Great insights, advice @Shelterforce. —Ellen Lawton

New issue of @Shelterforce provides updates on the growing alignment of organizations tackling health and poverty in innovative ways. —Build Healthy Places Network

CHACE is in the pre-planning phase, and working to do something similar to this to engage residents of affordable housing communities in voter engagement and registration. —Campaign for Housing and Civic Engagement (CHACE) Virginia

Aligning Health Systems With Community Development. Very important read. Thanks to @coe2026 Board Member Dr. Lililan Rivera for sharing. —Communities of Excellence 2026
Property and Compliance Manager, Affordable Housing Non-ProfitHOMECorp seeks an experienced housing professional for this position. This person will have responsibility for ensuring the agency’s properties are maintained in a safe and sustainable manner; that property vacancies are filled in a timely manner; and that the agency’s tenant selection, certification... Read Full Listing
Construction Project ManagerIn accordance with Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County’s construction standards and policies, the CPM supervises overall construction activity and provides leadership to volunteers, staff, and paid sub-contractors. Most workweeks include Saturdays supervising the construction site... Read Full Listing
Housing Finance ConsultantHousing Finance Consultants advise clients on financial strategies to structure and maximize equity and bond or loan proceeds raised, selection of equity investors and lenders, negotiation of deal terms, preparation of financial projections, and assistance in obtaining funding from... Read Full Listing
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 nonprofit 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
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
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