Moving Black People Around ≠ Housing Choice

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
In This Issue: Warren Housing Bill Presents a Clear Choice on CRA ● Moving Black People Around Does Not Equal Housing Choice ● Also: Jobs ● Shelter Shorts ● Request for Comment ● Events ● Resources +
Dominic Moulden, ONE DC, Gregory D. Squires, George Washington University, and Aristotle Theresa, Stoop Law
There is much work to be done around housing and equitable development, but the solution is not simply to move people around. The key challenge is… Read Full Article
Shelterforce Staff
Fast Food Swamps | Seattle Has Too Many Apartments | Criminal Justice | Basic Income Pilot | And More Quick Takes From Our Editors
Josh Silver, NCRC
Sen. Elizabeth Warren and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency have offered contrasting visions for the future of CRA. How do they differ, and what would the implications for historically disinvested communities be? Read Full Article
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Request for Comment

Comment Period Open: Reforming the Community Reinvestment Act | The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is taking comments on changing CRA rules. The National Community Reinvestment Coalition has compiled resources and information at #TreasureCRA to help your organization weigh in before the comment period ends on Nov. 19.
Resource

Mental Health and Community Development | The latest issue of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco's Community Development Innovation Review presents opportunities for community development to play a role in mental health promotion; including emerging themes such as the prevalence of trauma, community resilience in the face of climate change, and the power of arts and culture to engage and activate a community.
Events

Monday, Oct. 22, 3 p.m. ET | Defend the Community Reinvestment Act | NALCAB hosts this conference call to coordinate a collective response to the Office of the Comptroller of Currency’s Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding the Community Reinvestment Act. Partners joining the call include NACEDA, California Reinvestment Coalition, National CAPACD, and more. Click here for further info about this collaborative effort. Register for the call here.

Thursday, Oct. 25, 2 p.m. ET | State and Local Policies to Expand Access to High-Opportunity Neighborhoods | Presented by the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities, this webinar will discuss two areas where state and local policies can help expand low-income families’ access to neighborhoods of opportunity—prohibiting discrimination against voucher holders and expanding opportunity through the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit.
You Said It!

Best/worst housing-related acronyms EVER. —Katrin Sirje Kärk, via Twitter

Any history or housing buffs looking for a debate—how about an argument for a different historic housing law passed in 1968? —CapNexus, via Twitter

An important thought, especially for a city like Buffalo with the highest lead risk in the country… —Housing Opportunities Made Equal (HOME), via Twitter

Anyone seriously interested in standards of living & quality of life outcomes in real terms needs to adopt a socioeconomic framework, focusing on human development gains. Cities need to stop facilitating & subsidizing the commercial real estate industry, with an agenda to become metroplexes, featuring aggressive annexation, greater density, gentrification, higher costs of living, displacement, and… —Fernando Centeno, more

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Jobs
Southeast Texas Co-Director ● Texas' foremost housing policy research and advocacy organization seeks a leader dedicated to racial and economic justice; possessing a passion and expertise for fair housing, affordable homes, environmental justice, and equity in public infrastructure for low-income communities. We seek a person who is confident to speak out and… Read Full Listing
Director of Communications The Florida Housing Coalition, a statewide nonprofit providing training and technical assistance on all things affordable housing, is seeking a Communications Director. This individual will implement the strategy for marketing new initiatives, website, public relations messages, and collateral to… Read Full Listing
Real Estate and Cooperative Development Director ● The person in this role will direct and assist the effective development of affordable housing, non-housing facilities that serve Oregon communities, and the conversion of manufactured home parks into resident-owned communities. As a member of the management team, this… Read Full Listing
Manufactured Housing Cooperative Development Community Organizer and Technical Assistance Provider ● The principal tasks of the CO/TAP are to organize the tenants of manufactured housing communities, train them to operate a resident-owned cooperative, and help them understand the responsibilities and duties required to… Read Full Listing
Financial and Business Manager ● This thriving St. Paul nonprofit housing organization seeks the right individual to manage our office, oversee our home improvement loan program and asset management (residential rental properties and commercial buildings), prepare budgets, work plans, and… Read Full Listing
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