Working things out with your artist partners

Tuesday, January 8, 2019
In This Issue: Transforming Vacant Land Into Community Assets ● Will Amazon’s HQ2 Threaten Fair Housing? ● Vermont’s SASH Program Keeps Seniors in their Homes ● Working Things Out With Your Artist Partners ● Also: Jobs ● Shelter Shorts ● Industry News +
Erik W. Martínez Resly, The Sanctuaries, and Adam Kent, LISC
There are similarities between the work of community developers and artists in theory, but their collaboration can highlight fundamental differences in process. Here are three insights from two groups’ work together that illustrate the growing pains of such collaboration and how to handle them. Read Full Article
Shelterforce Staff
Shockwaves From the Government Shutdown | Backlash Over NJ Democrat Power Grab | Alternative Credit Scoring Models | A HUD Public Housing Publicity Stunt? | Cashless Establishments Are Unfair | And More Quick Takes From Our Editors
Andrew Butcher, Portland Land Bank
Vacant land activities can be low cost and high impact; the price of failure is not steep, but the return on investment can be high. Here's why. Read Full Article
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Amanda Abrams, Shelterforce health fellow
At least in urban areas, a Vermont program that connects elderly residents with community-based services has achieved the holy grail: saving public health care dollars. Read Full Article
Lisa Rice, National Fair Housing Alliance
Global companies like Amazon have a responsibility to ensure their actions don’t destabilize communities, promote residential segregation, or exacerbate barriers to fair housing. Read Full Article
Industry News
Lisa Hamilton Named Next President & CEO of the Annie E. Casey Foundation (AECF) | Hamilton joined AECF in 2011 and led the creation of the foundation’s first Race for Results report in 2014, which measured how children from different racial and ethnic backgrounds were faring on key milestones. She succeeds Patrick McCarthy, who retired after 25 years at the foundation.
Ridgway H. White Is the New CEO of the Mott Foundation | Ridgway began his career at the foundation as an intern in 2002 and became president in 2015 as the Flint water crisis was unfolding. Upon learning of the increase in blood lead levels in Flint’s children after the city’s water source had been switched, Ridgway committed $4 million of foundation funds to close a budget shortfall that had prevented policymakers from bringing safe drinking water back to the community. Ridgway succeeds William S. White.
You Said It!
This is the checklist provided to landlords by HUD, for participation in the HCV program. If you’re a landlord, and unwilling to comply with even these basic standards, perhaps you should rethink your career choice… —Carol Ott, more

Your point about the desirability of changing zoning regulations to encourage fewer single family homes is a good one. Another good idea is… Marc Brenman, more

It is good that, finally, the “sensitive communities” conversation is starting. But this move toward giving people self-determination over shaping the future of their communities also has got to be real and substantive rather than… —Peter Cohen, more

This is a really important addition to the ongoing debate about growth and displacement. I appreciate the concept of… Bob Van Meter, more

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