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Tenant Power Is Here!

Tuesday, August 14, 2018
In This Issue: Housing Advocates—Seize This Moment! ● Homeless Vets Given Keys to a New Home and Life ● Undermining Brown v. Board of Ed. ● Tenant Power Is Here! ● Also: Jobs ● Shelter Shorts ● Events ● Industry News +
Lillian M. Ortiz, Shelterforce
Unsafe and unhealthy living conditions; exorbitant rent increases; buildingwide evictions; and unresponsive landlords. It’s no surprise that the fight for tenant rights and protections has reached a tipping point. Read Full Article
Randy Shaw, Tenderloin Housing Clinic
Small reforms will not meaningfully address the housing crisis. Advocates must either push to implement major reforms now or risk losing the political moment. What this means in practical terms is… Read Full Article
Shelterforce Staff
News from—and affecting—the community development world. This week: Union Power | Another Side to Ridehail | A Clinic Moves to Serve Displaced Clients | On the Horizon—Sweeping Change to Financing Industry Regulation | More… Quick Takes From Our Editors
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Josh Silver, NCRC
In the wake of Brown v. Board of Education, North Carolina’s state and local governments placed the onus of integration on African-American families, who then had to apply to be placed in traditionally white schools. A decade after Brown, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school district had… Read Full Article
David J. Thompson, Neighborhood Partners LLC
Formerly homeless vets have a stable roof over their heads and a host of supportive services thanks to this affordable housing program. Read Full Article
You Said It!

Important article—well done! #CultureShapesHealth —Theo Edmonds, via Twitter

Recognizing loneliness and social isolation as risk factors for poor health raises the stakes on community development challenges and goals. Great article in @Shelterforce that expands the conversation on the social determinants of health. —Jeanne Molinari, via Twitter

Thanks for drawing attention to the impacts of loneliness and social isolation and to the fact that there can be a community development response. There are promising approaches including the CAPABLE initiative launched by Sarah Szanton at Johns Hopkins School of Nursing in Baltimore to enable older adults to age in place through a partnership with… —Bob Zdenek, more

This article exposes the (well-known) fallacy of top-down filtering. Lesser-known is that evidence shows bottom-up filtering works better to reduce housing prices. #gentrification —David Price, via Twitter
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Thursday, Aug. 23, 12 p.m. EDT | Creative Placemaking on Vacant Properties: Lessons Learned from the Field | Center for Community Progress presents this webinar to highlight key findings from the new report, Creative Placemaking on Vacant Properties: Lessons Learned from Four Cities, which details challenges faced, lessons learned, and impacts of efforts to employ creative placemaking as a tool to revitalize vacant properties.
Industry News
Dēmos Names K. Sabeel Rahman as New President | Rahman joins Dēmos from Brooklyn Law School, where he elevated ideas to address racial and economic inequality and democratic participation. He has previously served as visiting professor at Harvard Law School, as design director for the Harvard Kennedy School’s Gettysburg Project, and as special advisor on strategies for inclusive economic development in New York City. Rahman will begin his work as president of Dēmos in September 2018
Executive Director, Lexington Community Land Trust ● This individual will create strategic partnerships for LCLT’s inaugural neighborhood, which, at completion, will include over 100 permanently affordable homes, a mixed-use area, and more. The executive director will also develop scattered site infill homes and grow the organization toward sustainability… Read Full Listing
Senior Multifamily Housing Lender, City of Seattle ● Seattle’s Office of Housing seeks an individual to help the City invest in the development and preservation of affordable multifamily rental housing. This person will participate in all aspects of project development and financing, including feasibility assessment, underwriting… Read Full Listing
Senior Program Manager, Build Healthy Places Network ● This individual will help shape and deliver our projects and programs; provide leadership and technical assistance to community partners; shepherd research and analysis; and join leadership in planning for the future. Entrepreneurial spirit and background in community development strongly desired. Read Full Listing
Project Manager/Affordable Housing Development ● Telesis seeks an experienced project manager 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
Senior Research Associate Local Initiatives Support Corporation seeks a senior research associate to join a small, multidisciplinary team whose objectives are to rigorously assess our impact and those of our partners, support through research new innovative tools to advance LISC’s mission, and support the... Read Full Listing
Executive Director, Northcountry Cooperative Foundation This individual will manage all aspects of our operations and provide leadership toward our strategic goals: supporting the creation of more (and better) cooperatives, being a key source of information about cooperatives and a center for the practice of creative innovation in the sector... Read Full Listing
Director of Communications ● Grounded Solutions Network seeks a dynamic individual to join our senior leadership team. Your communication strategies will drive support for our financial sustainability strategy, deepen programmatic impact, and elevate our position as a national leader in long-term affordable housing… Read Full Listing
Chief Property Management Officer Community Development Partnership seeks a chief property management officer to lead the expansion of our affordable rental homes on the Lower Cape. The CDP nurtures a vibrant Lower Cape Cod region by promoting environmental and economic sustainability, expanding opportunities for… Read Full Listing
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