Why Health and Housing Partnerships Are Hard

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
In this Issue: Our Neighborhood's Wisdom Is as Powerful as Any Law Poorly Maintained Bank-Owned Homes Harm Black and Latino Communities ● Why Health and Housing Partnerships Are Hard Also: Jobs ● Shelter Shorts ● Events ● Industry News +
Shelter Shorts

LGBT Lawsuit Against HUD | Saving the Bees, and Detroit | Affordable Housing, Trade War Victim | Comparing 4 Models of Permanently Affordable, Democratic Housing | A Dual Housing Crisis for Native People | More...
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Tina Lowe, Atlanta Housing Authority
Housing managers and health providers are natural partners for health care programming, but misunderstandings and institutional mismatches can get in the way. Read Full Article
Lillian Dunn, SPACES
In listening to the needs of its longtime civic leaders and partners, a community arts group in North Philadelphia embarks on the creation of a space for them to work with one another strategically, pass on their expertise to young people, and... Read Full Article
Shanti Abedin, National Fair Housing Alliance
As owners of foreclosed homes, banks are often the worst neighbor. Neglect of routine maintenance that can lead to crime and decreased neighborhood property values can be a hallmark of their presence, but an investigation--and lawsuit--claims that this neglect is more prevalent in Black and Latino neighborhoods than others. Read Full Article
Industry News
Anthony Poore is the new executive director of New Hampshire Humanities. Poore has worked in regional and community outreach at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston for nearly a decade. Before that, he served as mentor faculty at Antioch University and as assistant dean at Southern New Hampshire University. 
Events

Tuesday, March 20, 1:30 p.m. EDT | Prosperity Now, the I’M HOME Network, and the Affordable Homeownership Network present this free webinar to discuss threats to the wealth-building potential of manufactured housing, explore the opportunities and challenges presented by “Opportunity to Purchase” legislation, and hear an example of how residents in Massachusetts benefited from this legislation to purchase their own community.
Friday, March 23, 12:30 p.m. EDT | A Deep Dive with the Bronx Health Building Program | Presented by Bridging Health and Community, this free webinar will feature Sandra Lobo and Katherine Mella from the Bronx Healthy Buildings Program. Participants can ask questions and gain specific insights on how lessons learned from this initiative can be applied in their own contexts.

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You Said It!


Where has there ever been "successful management of the gentrification process"? All children need real investment in their education, adequate resources, caring individuals — and not just because there’s an influx of... —S. Scott, more

A majority of the students in D.C. schools come from areas of the city that aren’t "gentrifying." And the schools in the areas that aren’t "gentrifying" aren’t receiving the kinds of necessary investments to… —Richard L. Layman, more

I live in hope that, rather than being displaced, the lowest income parents and people of color could benefit from more investment in their historical communities, better transit, and increased attention from… —Anthony Jones, more

Why are all the demographics measured by race instead of socio-economic status? The author seems to equate Black with poor, and white with wealthy; ignoring the presence of long-established middle class Black communities in neighborhoods such as Brookland and Capitol Hill. —Michael Moriarty, more

Thank you Kfir for pulling together all of these ongoing attempts to deal with gentrification…As a longtime subscriber, it’s great having Shelterforce still bringing the goods! —Brian Skeele, more
Jobs
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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
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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