There's a fundamental problem in the way that Americans have conceived of housing as this representation of bourgeois success. Houses don't increase in productivity, they just slowly fall apart and require progressively more maintenance. There's a kind of inescapable Ponzi scheme-like nature to the whole housing system, where... Read Full Article
Michelle J.M. Rushing, James E. Dills, and Leigh Alderman, Georgia Health Policy Center
In Georgia, public health practitioners are using a Health Impact Assessment to suggest changes to the allocation plan for Low-Income Housing Tax Credits. Some of them even got made! This is how they made it happen... Read Full Article
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Michael McAfee Succeeds Angela Glover Blackwell as PolicyLink President and CEO ● McAfee came to PolicyLink in 2011 as the inaugural director of the Promise Neighborhoods Institute, and was the catalyst for the creation of the Corporate Racial Equity Advantage, the first comprehensive tool to guide private sector companies in assessing and promoting equity in their business operations and strategy. Before joining PolicyLink, McAfee served as senior community planning and development representative at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and as director of community leadership for The Greater Kansas City Foundation and Affiliated Trusts.
BRIDGE Housing Names Damon Harris VP of Community Development, Susan Neufeld VP of Evaluation and Resident Program Design ● Damon Harris previously spent a decade at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development as a community planning and development representative. Before that, he served as director of resident services at Mission Housing Development Corporation. Susan Neufeld, a Shelterforce contributor, joined BRIDGE in 2012 and now steps into this new role to improve programs and services in low-income and public housing. Neufeld previously served as assistant executive director for the Hope Through Housing Foundation, and as founding executive director for a startup youth-services nonprofit seeded by the Flintridge Foundation.
There is a fundamental problem with this proposal. The folks bearing the increased housing costs due to Amazon moving in will mostly not be Amazon employees. They will be existing low-income renters. Subsidizing Amazon employees’ housing could actually worsen this problem by… —Dan Immergluck, more
If I were proposing to simply dump money into the existing market without any controls, you would probably be right and I probably wouldn't advocate such a strategy. Fortunately, I have not advocated such a single approach. First, I have called for… —Dan Hoffman, more
The farm producing the expensive product is creating scarcity, at least the perception thereof, just so that the wealthy consumer can feel special and will be encouraged to participate. When artisanal, hyper-local foods are no longer trendy, the business will die, because… —Jen Mankin, more
Senior Communications Manager ● Capitol Hill Housing seeks a Senior Communications Manager to work across all departments and be the primary staff contact for projects with a significant communications or marketing element. The SCM works as part of the CHH Foundation and manages the Grant Writer and Associate of...Read Full Listing
Executive Director ● Housing Initiatives is a nonprofit that serves homeless mentally ill individuals using the housing-first model. Our new ED will need experience in financial and human resources management and nonprofit fund development, and will oversee a staff of at least ten people, as well as management of over...Read Full Listing
Community Development Manager – Midwest Region (Michigan and Ohio) ● The National Community Stabilization Trust seeks the right individual to be responsible for establishing and maintaining relationships with public, nonprofit, and for-profit partners to support the acquisition of vacant and/or abandoned properties from financial institutions for the purpose of...Read Full Listing