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The Hole in Community Development’s Vision

Week of Monday, April 15
In This Issue: A View Into California’s Statewide Ballot Campaign for Housing ● Fair Housing's Focus on Integration Exacerbates Inequality ● Meeting Individual Social Needs Is not the Same as Addressing Social Determinants of Health ● A Hole in our Vision: Race, Gender, and Justice in Community Development ● Also: Jobs ● Shelter Shorts ● Events +
Nancy O. Andrews, Low Income Investment Fund
Community development has accomplished a great deal since its birth, but there is much more for us to do—and it starts at the beginning, back at the way we all think about it. Read Full Article
Nur Kausar, Housing California
As affordable housing grows ever more urgent, states become more politically ready to take it on. Here are some strategies and tactics from the California campaigns that made 2018 become known as The Year of Affordable Housing. Read Full Article
Shelterforce Staff
This week: Carson Gets Defensive | A Bank by and for the People | Faith in Numbers | Another Big(ger) Bank Is on the Horizon | Berliners Rally for Their Housing | And More Quick Takes From Our Editors
Brian Castrucci and John Auerbach, Beaumont Foundation and Trust for America's Health
While individual-level interventions are beneficial, characterizing them as efforts to address social determinants of health conveys a false sense of progress. Read Full Article
Review by David Imbroscio, University of Louisville
A review of The One-Way Street of Integration: Fair Housing and the Pursuit of Racial Justice in American Cities, by Edward G. Goetz.  Read Full Article
Tuesday, April 16, 12:30 p.m ET | Origins of the CDFI Movement | Join this CAPNEXUS free webinar to learn about the history of CFDI's through “Democratizing Finance, Origins of the Community Development Finance Institutions Movement” by Clifford Rosenthal. Rosenthal will be joined by other early innovators of the CDFI movement. Learn more and register here.
Industry News
The National Equity Fund has announced the appointment of Matthew Reilin as president and CEO effective June 1. Reilin will succeed Joseph S. Hagan, who is retiring after 19 years. Reilin formerly served as managing director and partner at Cresset Partners where he oversaw community development and the Opportunity Zone team.
Vicki Been has been named deputy mayor for housing and economic development in New York City. Been, who will begin her new position in May, is director of NYU's Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy. She will replace Alicia Glen, who served as deputy mayor for five years. Been recently participated in a Shelterforce roundtable discussion on housing supply, development, and displacement.
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Cliff Mayo: Thanks for writing this. This is a perspective we need more of our policymakers to have. Read More

Chris: I am intrigued by the connection between offering a safety net of basic coverage (healthcare, childcare, elderly care, and living wages) and the possibility of reduced pressure on housing as a nest egg. Even personally, I would be much less inclined to think about housing as a financial investment if I had some assurances that my most basic needs would be met through the use of my tax dollars. I would still love to see a comparison of... Read More

Stella J AdamsI believe this article is reckless from an advocate WITHOUT proposing alternative methods of asset building and wealth accumulation for African Americans most of whom have what tiny modicum of wealth has been through homeownership. African Americans have put their children through college with their home equity, when the financial crisis occurred African American institutions of higher learning suffered an amazing drop enrollment and... Read More

Miriam Axel-Lute: I’m not sure why you see it as dangerous? Did you take it to mean I was advocating for reducing efforts to support reducing the racial homeownership gap? Because I absolutely don’t mean that. There are many reasons to keep supporting homeownership for those who want it–including but not limited to the home equity that comes from forced savings and modest appreciation. But the way we rely so heavily on massive housing appreciation based on land value rise *hurts* African Americans overall, even if some have managed to benefit from it. Look at... Read More

Wildcat: Great views shared by all! As a minority woman with almost 10 years of experience in this field, I’ve seen the change of more white liberal, corporate types coming into the field. Some and definitely not all – are very self serving (individuals and organizations). Representation matters in this work and... Read More

Reston 20/20: A workable strategy in Reston, Fairfax County??? Worth examining... Via Twitter
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