Disaster Aid Perpetuates Inequality

Week of Monday, June 3
In This Issue: Building Healthy Housing Through Health Action Plans ● One Community's 40-year Fight Against Displacement ● Disaster Aid Perpetuates Inequality ● Also: Jobs ● Shelter Shorts ● Events +
Chrishelle Palay, Home Coalition
After natural disasters, recovery efforts tend to lift up those who have the resources to bounce back quickly, and cement poverty for those with modest means. What can be done to change this reality?
Amanda Abrams, Shelterforce Health Fellow
A pilot program required CDCs to collaborate with public health professionals in order to discover—and address—a community's pressing health issues. What the collaboration uncovered were issues that the participating CDCs hadn't even considered. Read Full Article
Jackie Smith and Emily Cummins, Pittsburgh's Human Rights City Alliance
In a stinging letter, the U.N. slams U.S. housing policy that puts profits over people and tramples on human rights. Read Full Article
Heather Way, Elizabeth Mueller, and Nicholas Armstrong, The University of Texas at Austin
How is one neighborhood's 40-year fight against displacement instructive for other communities fighting similar challenges? Read Full Article
Shelterforce Staff
Making the Cannabis Industry More Accessible, and Equitable | Criminalizing Protest | Chicago Evictions and Race | Regulating Public *and* Private Art in Upstate NY | The Flooding Continues | And More Quick Takes From Our Editors
Industry News
Gary Cunningham has been selected as Prosperity Now's next president, beginning in August. Cunningham currently serves as president and CEO of the Metropolitan Economic Development Association, and he formerly served as vice president and chief program officer for the Northwest Area Foundation. Cunningham will take over for Andrea Levere, who will assume the title of president emerita.
Thursday, June 6, 2 p.m ET | #HealthyCommunitiesChat on Twitter | ASTHO, a national nonprofit that represents public health agencies in the U.S., will partner with the Rhode Island Department of Health and the National Association of County and City Health Officials to host a Twitter chat focused on building healthy and resilient communities. To learn more, and to register for the chat, click here.

Thursday, June 6, 11 a.m ET | State Efforts to Link Housing and Healthcare WebinarThe Pennsylvania Health Access Network is hosting a webinar about efforts in various states to push Medicaid to cover more people with supportive housing services. A panel of experts on housing policy and health will discuss these efforts nationally. Click here to learn more and register.

Monday, June 17, 12:30 p.m ET | A Deep Dive into Opportunity Zone Hot Topics Webinar | Presented by and with the working group on Opportunity Zones of Nixon Peabody law firm, this webinar offers a high-level explanation of the benefits, challenges, and limitations of Opportunity Zones with discussion on the current guidance and explores potential issues in structuring transactions. Topics will include: basis step-up, Section 1231 gains, 90 percent deadline, depreciation recapture, mere triple-net leasing, and more. To register, click here.
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Robin Hacke: Thoughtful, penetrating analysis. This matters!! Via Twitter

Karl Bursa: Great article on FEMA mapping and NFIP reform proposals. Via LinkedIn

Chris Thompson: Prohibition doesn't work. Top down management of individual communities without consulting said communities is a breach of power. Taking away the businesses of some due to the . . . Via Facebook

Gloria Barney: God, they have liquor stores near every elementary and middle school in my county. It's sort of depressing. You know what would help bring down violent crime? Affordable housing with realistic rent rates. So people . . . Via Facebook

Dorlissa Minick: @Shelterforce's critique of Desmond's extractive practices instead of using his platform to work with existing housing justice organizations and movements is also important to consider. Via Twitter

Jerry Rioux: Thanks for the plug for Limited Equity Housing Co-ops, Rick. LEHCs are a great option for providing affordable homes that becomes more affordable over time. Many California cities and counties require that affordable units be created as part of new development projects. Unfortunately, these deed-restricted homes can be lost far too easily. During the Great Recession, many units were... Read More

Claire Shanahan: This is a great piece, I plan to practice their recommendations when speaking about homelessness to mixed audiences! Via LinkedIn

Mauricio Garcia: Just stumbled upon this super practical & helpful #Housing Affordability term cheat sheet. @shelterforce #TheAnswer #LocalGov Via Twitter
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