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Too Many Conferences Miss the Bus

Tuesday, December 4, 2018
In This Issue: A Pipeline for Vacant Building Rehab ● Prosperity Accounts: A Proposal to Bring Everyone Into the Financial Mainstream ● Too Many Conferences Miss the Bus ● Also: Jobs ● Shelter Shorts ● Events +
Miriam Axel-Lute, Shelterforce
In my eight years of attending at least half a dozen conferences a year, there’s one thing I have almost never seen… Read Full Article
Tamara E. Holmes, writer and editor
Baltimore’s Vacants to Value program sparked revitalization block by block with a few key legal powers and partnerships. Read Full Article
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Shelterforce Staff
The Country’s Political and Ideological Realignment | Taking Income Protections National | CVS Buys Aetna | Cities Can Learn From Nashville | And More Quick Takes From Our Editors
A Few Thousand Dollars, reviewed by Robert O. Zdenek, Public Health Institute
If the asset-building field is ready to move from comfortable “incrementalism” to a bold and systemic policy change that can begin to address the growing economic inequality that is tearing our society apart, this book offers… Read Full Article

TODAY! Tuesday, Dec. 4, 12 p.m. ET (Webcast) | SPARCC: Investment Without Displacement | This live event and webcast from the Strong, Prosperous, and Resilient Communities Challenge (SPARCC) brings together national and community leaders working at the forefront of tackling residential, economic, and cultural displacement. The day-long convening will explore the strategies that can help cities and regions around the country achieve equitable, inclusive growth informed by the voices, needs, and interests of those communities most threatened by growing displacement pressures. There will be a webcast of the morning plenaries.
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Manager, Community Reinvestment Act—Federal Reserve Board of Governors The successful candidate will manage the division’s Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) team responsible for developing thoughtful CRA policy proposals for Board senior leadership and policy makers. Utilizing ideas that are informed by research/data and consultation with internal and external stakeholders, this… Read Full Listing
Equitable Development Policy Analyst InterIm CDA is seeking an individual to lead the organization’s policy, planning, and advocacy efforts to address displacement and housing issues impacting low-income, Asian and Pacific Islander, immigrant, and refugee communities in Seattle’s International District and beyond. This person will bring technical expertise in planning, policy, housing, and… Read Full Listing
Director, National LGBT Elder Housing Initiative ● The person in this role will create, strategize, execute, and monitor SAGE’s National LGBT Elder Housing Initiative; deepen SAGE’s relationships with existing housing partners; provide technical assistance to those across the country that are seeking to build/develop their own LGBT-friendly elder housing; and… Read Full Listing
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