From Sustainability to Resilience

Week of Monday, May 13
In This Issue: ● Reawakening "Courageous Philanthropy" ● From Sustainability to Resilience ● Also: Jobs ● Shelter Shorts ● Events +
Miriam Axel-Lute, Shelterforce
I have to admit that my first reaction to the emergence of "resilience" as a lens for viewing community development was something along the lines of "I guess 'sustainability' needed a face-lift, huh?
Reviewed by Ted Wysocki, Institute of Cultural Affairs-USA
Jennifer Vanica's new book recounts the 20-year journey of San Diego's Market Creek Plaza project and the innovative capital structure required to bring the Plaza to life so the community could... Read Full Article
Shelterforce Staff
This week: Rideshare Drivers Protest | Cities Design for Climate Change | Design That Doesn't Make Climate Change Worse | A HUD Proposal That Would Evict Thousands of Children | Seniors and Affordable Housing | Leave the CFPB Alone | Targeting Vets for Bad Loans | And More Quick Takes From Our Editors

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Thursday, May 16, 9:15 a.m. ET | Live Webcast of Housing Summit  | Join the Council of Large Public Housing Authorities for its 2019 Housing Is Summit in Washington, D.C. The summit will feature plenary sessions devoted to ending intergenerational poverty and keynote remarks from Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) and Dr. Camara Jones. It will bring together policymakers, practitioners, advocates, and researchers committed to developing cross-sector partnerships that improve life outcomes for residents of public and affordable housing. To see the first day's webcast, click here, for the second day, click here.

Tuesday, June 4, 1 p.m. ET | Advancing Health Equity Through Mixed-Income Communities | Join the Build Healthy Places Network's latest Network Commons live online discussion exploring research and advances on the connection between mixed-income communities and the social determinants of health. Hear how residents, developers, city agencies, foundations, community-based organizations, and other stakeholders are creating and sustaining inclusive communities through purposeful planning and practices. Learn more and register here.
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You Said It!
Chuck Winters: Who would have thought fresh air could be a good thing? Great article and nice topic to write about. Read More

Michael Lewyn: So let me get this straight: 1. New housing that increases housing supply doesn't reduce rents because, you know, gentrification. (I realize that NOT all Shelterforce posts endorse this view, but some do). 2. Yet if Airbnb... Read More

Urban Guy: What the article fails to realize is that owning rental property is a business. Business owners are motivated to optimize the return on investment. The article also does not mention the amount of additional work required to ... Read More

Anonymous: One hundred percent true. I'm surprised they point-blank tell you to try again if you relocate to a new area. Here is the text from SoFi if ... Read More

Lin Sod: 501(c)(3)s in the fair housing field . . . do not have expert tenants on boards. Nor first time home owners. Without folks [like] ourselves impacted at the table... Read More
In Case You Missed It
Executive Director Norris Square Community Alliance (NSCA) is seeking a seasoned, dynamic, executive director with experience in housing and community development to lead the organization recognized as one of the leading community-based development corporations in Philadelphia. The mission of NSCA is to... Read Full Listing
Director of Real Estate Development Home City Development Inc. seeks a strong, experienced, enthusiastic, entrepreneurial real estate professional to manage a large pipeline of on-going and potential real estate projects in Western Massachusetts. We are a mission-based, non-profit dedicated to building better neighborhoods in... Read Full Listing
Executive Director The Board of Directors of South Park Inn seeks a dynamic professional with a collaborative leadership style, excellent communication skills and the passion and competence for engaged leadership both internally and with partners in the wider Hartford system of homeless services. The board seeks... Read Full Listing
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