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Designing for Climate Change

Week of Monday, June 24
In This Issue: Why Doesnt Rural Housing Get Any Respect? ● Investment Without Displacement: From Slogan to Strategy ● Designing for Climate Change ● Also: Jobs ● Shelter Shorts ● Events +
Elizabeth Foster, Urban Land Institute
How can affordable housing be more resilient to extreme weather and better prepared to deal with the consequences of climate change? Read Full Article
Anna Cash and Miriam Zuk, Urban Displacement Project
Many cities struggle with the question of how to invest in their communities without displacing residents, and there isn’t a simple answer to solve this problem. But there are several strategies that can help, including . . . Read Full Article
Shelterforce Staff
NYC Plan for Rikers Will be Uphill Battle | New Tax Credit for Multifamily Housing? | Affordable Housing—Further Out of Reach | Atlanta Schoolyards Will Open to Public | And More Quick Takes From Our Editors
Joe Belden, Writer
The president has proposed to eliminate or sharply cut federal funding for rural housing efforts. But there is good news. It’s likely that . . . Read Full Article
The National Low Income Housing Coalition recently released the 30th anniversary edition of Out of Reach comparing wages and rents throughout the U.S. The report illustrates that rental housing continues to be out of reach for millions of low-wage workers and other extremely low-income renters. Out of Reach provides the Housing Wage—the hourly wage a full-time worker must earn to afford a modest rental home without spending more than 30 percent of his or her income on housing costs—for every state, metropolitan area, and county in the U.S. To learn more, click here.
Industry News
Priscilla Almodovar has been named CEO of Enterprise Community Partners. She joins Enterprise from JPMorgan Chase, where she served as managing director and head of Chase’s community development program. Almodovar will begin in September.
Brandee McHale will join Wells Fargo as the head of Corporate Philanthropy in August. McHale will succeed Jon Campbell. Previously McHale served as the head of Corporate Citizenship at Citigroup and president of the Citi Foundation.
Thursday, June 27, 1 p.m. ET | Health Opportunity Index (HOI): Using Data to Measure and Address Social Determinants of Health | Presented by the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, this webinar will highlight the HOI, a tool that takes a composite measure of the social determinants of health in a community and allow states to learn from the experiences of others using the tool, focusing on specific ways HOI data can be used. To learn more and register, click here.

Monday, July 15, 1:30 p.m. ET | Social Determinants of Health: Financing Interventions and Strategies for States | Presented by the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, this webinar will offer descriptions on how public and private insurers can finance interventions that incorporate social determinants of health and other social services. To learn more and register, click here.
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Khalil Shahyd: This sounds like a great project. However, while emotional and psychological wellbeing are important inclusions in conversations on resilience, if this work doesn’t address and transform the material conditions that shape vulnerability for too many in these communities it still misses the key element. Read More

C. Collins: There is a narrow line between the benefits of zoning laws in small communities and sowing hatred and discontent with the citizens of said small communities. Once an enforcement officer becomes a King George III, the citizens become minutemen. A gradual introduction of zoning “suggestions” is apparently never considered but harsh imposition of ridiculous requirements on a community which has existed for 150 years without zoning laws is never questioned. The days of . . .  Read More

David Johnston: I am a retired private sector entrepreneur + the Founder and Chairman of the land bank in our county (Westmoreland, PA). Our Redevelopment Authority funded our LB with a $50K loan (since repaid), then we entered into contracts with . . .  Read More

Chad: I’m struck by the similarity of the above “radical theater” experience with a systems technique called ‘sculpture’. I have seen that used in family therapy and believe originated with the humanistic “action oriented” techniques. It can have power for the participants. I’m wondering how these opportunities can be scaled . . .  Read More
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Senior Manager Under general direction from the Chief Financial Officer, you will manage internal human resource related duties and to assess, manage and enhance NALCAB’s positive organizational culture. You will also oversee facilities management of NALCAB’s offices in San Antonio and Washington, DC. Read Full Listing
Director, Lending and Asset Management Under general direction from the Chief Program Officer, you will manage NALCAB’s lending and asset management activities, while working closely with program staff, Chief Financial Officer and the Executive Director to oversee NALCAB’s Community Development Financial Institution, Technical Assistance capacity building, NALCAB’s Department of Housing and . . . Read Full Listing
ForEveryoneHome Community Engagement Consultant The Grounded Solutions Network seeks community engagement consultants to support its “ForEveryoneHome” initiative in Indianapolis, Indiana, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and San Antonio, Texas. The initiative targets cities where rising prices and changing demographics place communities of color at risk of displacement. Working with . . . Read Full Listing
Director Office of Housing The City of Seattle is recruiting for a collaborative, innovative leader with a passion for creating affordable and inclusive communities to lead the Office of Housing (OH). As a visionary leader, the OH director will lead the Citys efforts to increase opportunities for people of all incomes to live in our city. The director must . . . Read Full Listing
Executive Director The Ironbound Community Corporation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to engage and empower individuals, families, and groups in realizing their aspirations and, together, work to create a just, vibrant and sustainable community. ICC seeks both a dedicated and strong Executive Director and a servant leader, who will inspire and motivate staff and . . . Read Full Listing
Affordable Housing Senior Specialist Grounded Solutions Network is looking for an Affordable Housing Senior Specialist who will provide technical assistance, training and field tools to our diverse community development stakeholders including local/state/federal government staff, community residents, nonprofit organizations, financial industry leaders, and regional coalitions. Read Full Listing
Training Specialist Grounded Solutions Network is looking for a Training Specialist who will help coordinate our annual national conference, Intersections, and grow our training program’s scale and impact by developing new curriculum that advances racial equity and meets the needs of new audiences. Read Full Listing
Executive Director The Houston Housing Collaborative seeks an executive director who will be responsible for providing strategic leadership in conducting the business of the collaborative and will be responsible for all matters pertaining to the operation of the Collaborative. This person will perform all duties in... Read Full Listing
Director, Success Measures Partnerships The director, Success Measures Partnerships is responsible for leading external relations and new business and partnership development for the social enterprise. This includes establishing strategies and carrying out processes and activities to secure new clients for Success Measures evaluation services and... Read Full Listing
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