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Taking the Streets, But Not in Protest

Tuesday, October 23, 2018
In This Issue: What Anchor Institutions Can Do by Working Together ● Taking the Streets, But Not in Protest ● Also: Jobs ● Shelter Shorts ● Events ● Request for Comment +
Joanna Taft, Harrison Center for the Arts
Sometimes it’s hard to imagine a more hopeful future. One neighborhood in Indianapolis decided to let residents experience one—using theater… Read Full Article
Shelterforce Staff
Rent Really Is Racist | New Tales of Voter Suppression | Swimming Pool Access | A Response to a Pro-Gentrification Argument | And More Quick Takes From Our Editors
Justine Porter and Bich Ha Pham, The Democracy Collaborative
Forming an anchor collaboration isn’t automatic; there isn't a recipe for success. It takes effort and time to get institutions to see their common interests and potential alignment. Here are some ways it can work. Read Full Article
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TODAY! Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2 p.m. ET | Housing Assistance and CSA Programs: Making the Connection | Prosperity Now takes a look at two programs that offer Children’s Savings Accounts (CSAs) as part of housing authority or housing assistance programs. Speakers from Springboard to Opportunities and the Tacoma Housing Authority will share their experiences using CSAs to address deep-seated economic inequities at the local level. 

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.

Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2 p.m. ET | National League of Cities (NLC) Culture of Health Web Forum Series and Report Release: Advancing City-Level Healthy Housing Policies in Lead and Asthma | Cities across the country face housing stock riddled with lead and asthma hazards. NLC, partnering with the George Washington University and the JPB Foundation, host this interactive webinar detailing the report’s findings and strategies for progress.

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.
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.
You Said It!

I am a porch potato. My senior neighbors help keep the porch culture going. Summer evenings relaxing on the porch is magical. … There was a young man who…remarked oh “we aren’t interested in that type of socializing” “We prefer internet cafe lifestyle” He had all the markings of a classical “gentrifier”… —Joyce Smith, more

This is so spot on…! —Chuck Lehman, via LinkedIn

AMI in NYC is even worse than this [article]. … @Shelterforce has great explainer —Pete Harrison, via Twitter

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Homeownership Program Director ● The person in this role will direct all operations of Asheville Area Habitat’s homeownership programs including outreach and selection, homebuyer education, mortgage origination, underwriting, post-closing support, and portfolio management. This position is a member of the staff leadership team and provides collaborative leadership to achieve… Read Full Listing
President ● NCCLF seeks a president who is committed to building financially strong and culturally vibrant communities. The successful candidate—a stellar communicator—will provide strong, credible, innovative leadership both inside and outside the organization, and will engage directly with marginalized communities in accordance with our commitment to… Read Full Listing
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… 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
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