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Scott Bernstein, co-founder and longtime leader of the Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT), is stepping down from the organization effective Sept. 30. Bernstein and Stan Hallett co-founded CNT in 1978 to advance environmental sustainability and social equity. For more on Scott Bernstein, click here.
Julia Gordon has been appointed president of the National Community Stabilization Trust (NCST) effective May 1. This appointment follows current president Robert Grossinger's announcement of his retirement. Before coming to NCST, Gordon served as the senior director of housing and consumer finance at the Center for American Progress.
Health, Housing and the Law: A new article in the Northeastern University Law Review outlines 23 legal mechanisms that may affect health equity in housing in the United States. They include the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program, nuisance property ordinances, inclusionary zoning laws, rent control, fair housing protections, and the minimum wage, among others. Learn more here.
Wednesday, May 29, 2 p.m ET | Talking About Poverty and Economic Opportunity Webinar | This webinar, presented by the Opportunity Agenda, offers an introduction to the organization's economic opportunity narrative pillars and explains how to shape an affirmative narrative on the issues of poverty and economic opportunity. Register here.
Tuesday, June 4, 2:30 p.m ET | Preserving Neighborhoods With Community Land Trusts | This PolicyLink webinar will highlight the significance of community land trusts as an equitable development strategy for preventing the displacement of low-income people of color in gentrifying neighborhoods. Register here.
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Drew: Also important to this issue is ensuring that flood insurance does not become another cost burden to low-income homeowner and renters (landlords could push the cost of flood insurance down to renters). The NFIP should continue to... Read More
Michael Lewyn: It seems to me that zoning law's division of housing into "hotels" and "residences" is inherently foolish. In the early 20th century, there was no distinction between short- and long-term rentals: a building that was designated as a "hotel" functioned as an apartment and vice versa. As a result, everyone had more choices and housing was...Read More
Rick Lewis: I want to put in a word for Limited Equity Housing Co-ops. Co-ops take housing out of the speculative market permanently! It is a path to housing stability for those who can never afford to purchase a home. I helped form the co-op where I live over 30 years ago. My monthly payments are about twenty percent of what market rents are today, which allows me to... Read More
Arthur Turovh Himmelman: Great example, philanthropy and investors playing a valuable role in producing community controlled community development! However, while acknowledging its considerable merits, it is also important to remember such efforts can only be brought to scale by a viable, social democratic public sector. And... Read More
Senior and Junior Policy Analysts ●The Inclusivity Institute is seeking qualified applicants for two positions: Senior Policy Analyst and Junior Policy Analyst. The Institute is a new non-profit organization based in Carmel, Indiana, with nationwide connections and expertise. The Institute seeks to promote economic and racial integration and to...Read Full Listing
Director of Real Estate ●The Memphis Medical District Collaborative (MMDC) is seeking a senior level position to join our team and manage and grow our real estate portfolio. MMDC seeks applicants who have an understanding and history of developing, difficult, small to mid-sized real estate projects in existing urban contexts. Read Full Listing
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