NOLA Brings a Holistic Focus to Resilience

Week of Monday, June 18
In This Issue: How the EU Controls Bidding Wars for Jobs and Investment ● Make the Cost of Home Something We Can All Afford ● Building Resilience and Preserving History in Charleston ● NOLA Brings a Holistic Focus to Resilience ● Also: Jobs ● Shelter Shorts ● Events +
Katy Reckdahl, Journalist
The word “resilience” became a buzzword around Hurricane Katrina's 10th anniversary. But just resilience, which acknowledges that unjust, historical frameworks place vulnerable people at risk, helped New Orleanians build stronger communities by . . . Read Full Article
Henry Cisneros, and Mel Martinez, Former HUD Secretaries
A new national housing affordability advocacy campaign calls on local, state, and federal officials (and candidates) to come up with credible solutions to solve the nation’s housing emergency, which includes . . . Read Full Article
Shelterforce Staff
The CDFI Fund’s Big Win | Landmark Tenant Protections Pass in NY State | Relief in Sight for Flood Zones? | Mortgage Bank Fined by CFPB | And More Quick Takes From Our Editors
Kenneth Thomas, University of Missouri-St. Louis; and Greg LeRoy, Good Jobs First
The European Union’s rules on subsidies limit bidding wars, and make the level of incentives we have seen for Amazon, Foxconn, and other companies completely impossible. For instance, EU rules … Read Full Article
Betsey Russell, Writer
In a South Carolina neighborhood—once a thriving center of the city’s African-American community—the growing effects of development and climate change demand an approach that addresses both issues simultaneously. Here’s what the city is doing. Read Full Article
Resources
The 2019 National Inventory of Data Sharing Collaborations for Health is a nationwide survey conducted by Data Across Sectors for Health on behalf of All In: Data for Community Health with the goal of gathering insights from stakeholders across the country to inform a national analysis of community partnerships that are sharing cross sector data to drive population health improvement. The results will highlight opportunities to advance a common agenda that can help support and expand this crucial work. To learn more, click here.
Industry News
Melissa Monbouquette is the new deputy director of the BUILD Health Challenge. Prior to taking on this role, Monbouquette held the position of program officer at the de Beaumont Foundation.
Events
Thursday, June 27, 1:30 p.m ET | How To Leverage Community Investment to Achieve Health Equity | Presented by Root Cause Coalition, this webinar will feature the Center for Community Investment (CCI) discussing the Accelerating Investments for Healthy Communities Initiative. Presenters will draw on CCI’s experience with six hospitals and explore a simple framework for how hospitals, health systems, and community partners can address health inequities. To learn more and register, click here.

Wednesday, June 19, 2 p.m ET | Housing and Health: Documenting the Connection You See Everyday Webinar | Presented by Grounded Solutions Network with NeighborWorks’ Success Measures team the webinar will explore the connections between shared-equity homeownership and a wide range of health outcomes. Learn ways that you can start tracking and measuring your own program’s impact on health and well-being and hear about the latest shared-equity sector performance data. To learn more and register, click here.
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Jack: How to solve income inequality and housing shortages? Loosen building codes for existing structures that are older than 50 years. Encourage municipalities to have a public general contractor to manage renovations “at cost” for lower-income owners and low-income landlords, with financing that gets tacked on to the property taxes. Build new developments near cities “at cost of labor and wages” and sell directly “at cost” to anyone making less than 50,000 dollars a year, and . . .  Read More

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