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The Rural Difference in Natural Disasters

Week of Monday, June 10
In This Issue: ● When a Renter with Disabilities is Denied Housing ● Using Theater to Envision Racial Equity Solutions ● The Rural Difference in Natural Disasters ● Also: Jobs ● Shelter Shorts ● Events +
Suzanne Anarde, LISC
An important piece of storm preparation advice for any community—make the time to build relationships. But for rural areas in particular, getting ready for a natural disaster requires specific steps, including . . .
Miriam Axel-Lute, Shelterforce
“‘Oh, she’s up on a chair.’ They were talking about me, but the scene wasn’t a hotel bar.” How a theater exercise left participants thinking about their approach to equity from fresh angles. Read Full Article
Eric Dunn, National Housing Law Project
The laws surrounding a rental applicant’s right to housing are generally designed to facilitate resolutions between the landlord and the renter, but sometimes an applicant needs . . . Read Full Article
Shelterforce Staff
Police Officers’ Disturbing Facebook Posts | Bakery Becomes Affordable Houser | NJ Awards $13M in Tax Credits to Predatory Lender | CLTs Build Equity | And More Quick Takes From Our Editors
Tuesday, June 25, 2 p.m ET | Advancing Equitable Neighborhood Development Webinar Series: Influencing Local Government | In the second webinar from the National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders, Mercedes Marquez will provide guidance on understanding the capacity of local government and strategies that can help community organizations succeed at the local government level and be acknowledged as independent and subject matter experts for their communities. To learn more and register, click here.

Thursday, June 13, 12 p.m ET | HUD’s Attack on Immigrant Families Webinar | Join the National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development for an informational webinar on HUD’s proposed rule to evict mixed status families from public housing. To learn more, click here.

Thursday, June 27, 12 p.m ET | LISC Safety & Justice—Collaborative Approaches for Safe Places | Presented by the Center for Community Progress, this webinar will discuss why we should concentrate on place, the problem solving process, the roles of community partners, what success can look like, and an overview of the Alameda County Eden Night Live project, a LISC partnership with ArtPlace America to address community and public safety issues using creative placemaking. To learn more and register, click here.
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Ken Thompson: The end product of community development must be focused on achieving equity in health and well being, maximizing the capabilities and capacities of the people. This requires a focus on the qualities of a place and on the relationships of the people in that place, with the goal of maximizing opportunities for all by funneling investment to all people and… Read More

Janice Barnes: Nice job @PrecoveryLabs and team! Seeing resilience in broad terms offers opportunities for many to engage, a key ingredient in achieving a resilience dividend… Via Twitter

Corianne Payton Scally: Good reminder that asking residents what they need first before building housing (or any other infrastructure or service) meant to serve them is really critical. Via Twitter

Lou Tisler: Add the U.N.’s voice to knowing that adequate/affordable housing is the bedrock for success in education, health and economic development, not only in “under-developed countries” but in the U.S. as well. Via Twitter

Chris: The U.S. gets a failing grade on housing policy and then HUD Secretary Ben Carson sends a tweet, blaming Houston’s 100,000-person-long waiting list for housing assistance on “people who are in the country illegally.” I feel like I died and went back to kindergarten… in 1940. Read More
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