Hey YIMBYs, Thanks for Listening

Tuesday, December 18, 2018
In This Issue: Climate Justice Is a Housing Issue ● Condemning Asthma, Not Homes in North Carolina ● Hey YIMBYs, Thanks for Listening ● Also: Jobs ● Shelter Shorts ● Events ● Resources +
Rick Jacobus, Street Level Urban Impact Advisors
To significantly reduce displacement pressure overall we need to build more housing somewhere. However, that is a ridiculously long-term strategy to prioritize if you are… Read Full Article
Camilo Sol Zamora and Alvina Wong, Causa Justa :: Just Cause
The fight for truly affordable and safe, dignified housing and tenants rights is intrinsic to the fight for our planet. Here’s how we as a housing organization are joining in. Read Full Article
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Shelterforce Staff
Corporate Tax Breaks at Schools’ Expense | Social Services Shame | Power Grabs Post-Midterms | Hospitals and Communities | NYC Residents Speak Out About Amazon | And More Quick Takes From Our Editors
Brett Byerly, The Greensboro Housing Coalition
An apartment complex in North Carolina generated 120 times as many hospital visits as would have been expected for its population, until… Read Full Article
Resources

A Guide for Organizations Working at the Intersection of Health and Housing | ChangeLab Solutions has released a new building block of The Health & Housing Starter Kit! This module explores funding and financing strategies that housing authorities, public health departments, and hospitals can use to develop effective health and housing initiatives. The Health & Housing Starter Kit is designed as a how-to guide to help practitioners develop and implement successful health and housing projects. 
Events

Friday, Dec. 21, 2 p.m. ET | Community Catalyst: Webinar Tips, Tricks, and Trends for Building Effective Partnerships Through Hospital Community Benefit | Nonprofit hospitals across the country are currently conducting the latest round of community health needs assessments (CHNAs). Completed every three years, this process can shine a powerful spotlight on health issues and inequities at the local and regional level, and can pave the way for longer-term collaborations on issues ranging from health care access to social determinants of health like housing and environmental health. Hospital and consumer experts will share tips and tools to help community groups, advocates, and hospital staff navigate the CHNA process in ways that add value for everyone, seeding the ground for future collaboration.
You Said It!

Great piece. I really like the idea of failing malls becoming an access point for housing integration. Can you explain your suggestion that land trusts would find it easier to “take on the pre-development costs, lengthy process, and uncertain outcome” associated with… —Rick Jacobus, more

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I’d observe that mission-orientation among nonprofit developers is a somewhat variable concept. Obviously, many nonprofit developers are strongly committed to their missions, but that isn’t a given (look at the 990s). In the community land trust world, I would say… —Thomas Silverstein, more
What I like about your work is the resident-centered approach, the action teams, the start-where-you-are-and-with-what-you-have philosophy, the focus on aiming action, and then being patient to move out to a more… —Jennifer Vanica, more

This is an important read for any nonprofit professionals out there! —Mary Anne Conmy, via Facebook
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