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Beating Luxury Developers at Their Own Game

Tuesday, June 12, 2018
In This Issue: Why Not Fix Everyone's Sink? ● A Revolutionary Housing Ballot Measure ● Stewarding...From a Distance ● Beating Luxury Developers at Their Own Game ● Also: Jobs ● Shelter Shorts ● Call for Information ● Events ● ICYMI +
Oscar Perry Abello, Next City
It might seem impossible for a nonprofit affordable housing developer to compete with a luxury-housing developer who has cash on hand to purchase residential buildings as soon as they go on the market. But the... Read Full Article
Shelterforce Staff
Development Without Displacement in Buffalo | A Slow Death for the CFPB? | The Simplicity of White Flight | An Opportunity Zone For Whom? | More… Quick Takes From Our Editors
Jacob Woocher, housing advocate
Despite the conspicuous absence of rent control and other tenant protections from California Democrats’ agendas, a 2018 California ballot measure gives us a very real opportunity to advance this fight. Read Full Article
Liza Featherstone, author
Just like a focus group or any mechanism intended to give us a voice, participatory budgeting can offer a glimpse of how a more civically engaged society might work. But it’s also a... Read Full Article
Dennis Derryck, Corbin Hill Food Project
To the Corbin Hill Food Project, community control over land manifests itself not only through land ownership but also through the emergence of a food system that is guided by values of sovereignty, racial equity, and shifting of power. Read Full Article
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TODAY! Tuesday, June 12, 1 p.m. EDT | How to Get Into the Partnership Game: A Healthcare Playbook for Community Developers | How can CDCs, CDFIs, and affordable housing developers leverage their assets and expertise for effective partnerships with hospitals and health care systems? Join Build Healthy Places Network today for a preview of their forthcoming resource and learn how three cross-sector leaders are building partnerships across the community development and health care sectors.
Tuesday, June 26, 2 p.m. EDT | Cultivating Partnerships and Best Practices for Housing Counseling and Homeownership Programs | When homeownership programs and housing counseling agencies connect with one another, homeowners are well-served. In this webinar, Grounded Solutions Network and Athens Land Trust will share best practices for advising homebuyers
You Said It!

To simply suggest that we “tax the rich and fix everyone’s sink” is an exceedingly idealistic and abstract conception of how we would go about making such change. Even with that kind of progressive tax change, we would have to critically examine the expenditure of our official city and state budget, which are not, incidentally, where PBNYC money comes from (city council members individually allocate a portion of their own discretionary funds to the PB process in their district). ... —Ilana Cohen, more

So the solution to the housing crisis comes with a 3-year wait list. Interesting to think what that would do if... —Arthur, more

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Associate Director of National Leadership & Education The AD will assist the Director of National Leadership and Education in shaping and implementing our work educating and connecting public, private, and community leaders working to tackle the challenges of vacant, abandoned, and deteriorated properties. Place-based trainings, online education, peer-to-peer... Read Full Listing
Project Manager/Affordable Housing Development ● Telesis seeks an experienced PM to join our D.C. office and to oversee projects in D.C and across the country, managing all aspects of the development cycle from acquisition through completion. Most of our projects are complex, large-scale redevelopments with multiple financing sources. Our portfolio includes... Read Full Listing
Director of Property Management Reporting to the CEO, the Director is responsible for the overall management of New Community Corporation’s affordable housing, including approximately 1,600 residential family and senior units at several locations in Newark and in Hudson County. This individual will oversee... Read Full Listing
Planner Analyst/Research Associate This position is based in Texas Housers’ Houston office. The position is part of a 5-member Houston and 16-member statewide team of advocates, policy innovators, and organizers committed to achieving housing and community racial and economic justice. Texas Low Income Housing Information Service, A.K.A. Texas Housers, is... Read Full Listing
Director of Supportive Housing Management The person in this role is responsible for overseeing Foundation Communities’ permanent supportive housing portfolio and accompanying services, and creating a collaborative environment for our blended team of property management and supportive services staff. Shared accountability for outcomes is... Read Full Listing
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