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Why Nonprofits Should Own Their Space

Week of Monday, July 8
In This Issue: Buying Power: Why Nonprofits Should Own Their Space ● L.A.’s Green New Deal and Housing: A Crucial Opportunity, or a Missed One? ● Shelter Shorts ● Events +
Saul Ettlin, Northern California Community Loan Fund
Here are four very important reasons why nonprofit organizations should consider owning a property in the neighborhood they work in. Read Full Article
Shelterforce Staff
Seattle Gives ADUs a Boost | Convict Leasing is Back? | New Jersey Makes the Case for Affordable Housing | Oakland Funds a Boost for Land Trusts | What Were Reading | And More Quick Takes From Our Editors
C.R. Mills, Writer
Connecting climate change to affordable housing represents a major opportunity for housing advocates. But as Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti recently proved, housing will not become a cornerstone of the citys Green New Deal without a big effort on their part. Read Full Article
The 30th annual Annie E. Casey Foundation 2019 Kids Count report is available. It delivers a suite of state rankings including overall child well-being, economic well-being, education, health, family, and community. The report offers information about the online Kids Count data center with 4,315 child well-being indicators. This edition of the report reviews the changes to child well-being in the 30 years since the first report. Learn more, here.

On the Path to Health Equity: Building Capacity to Measure Health Outcomes in Community Development, the new report published by Enterprise Community Partners and Neighbor Works, shows how the Health Outcomes Demonstration Project’s 20 affordable housing and community development organizations evaluated the health outcomes across a range of programs. The evaluated programs include neighborhood improvement and community safety initiatives, youth education and services, housing improvement, and more. Learn more, here.
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Matthew: The reason there are wild disparities in income is not just because “those cities have more poor people.” It’s because the entire market has different sets for pricing, even for middle-class and wealthy people. A $100k household income in Michigan is going to “feel like” a 50k income when spent in Seattle, even if . . . Read More

Mindy Jollie: Thank you for putting together so much information about how to approach sexual harassment from a legal perspective. I particularly appreciated what you reported about using legal help from housing and sexual harassment to work together on cases. A friend of mine recently experienced a situation with her landlord and . . .  Read More

Jacob L. Conway: I love this. The idea of giving people a chance despite credit score is perfect! I’m pretty sick of people being denied access to funding based on past failures. Many people are victims of divorce, job loss, etc. and if given a chance can make big things happen. It’s really a great thing to . . . Read More

Hcat: Part of it is that things are often structured so that cities have an incentive to attract a lot of commercial development and little housing. I don’t know whether Colorado has an equivalent of Prop 13, but . . . Read More

JP Reynolds: A wonderful idea/movement! Via Twitter

bintheredonethat: Now imagine being an unhoused person or a tenant with a predatory landlord in a redlined district on top of everything else. Oh wait—that’s becoming the norm in Los Angeles, where mental health services have had massive budget cuts. Via Twitter

Brian C. Castrucci: Wanted to thank @Shelterforce for publishing this article on the difference between social needs and social determinants. The difference is important to understand if we are to ever get to better health for all. Via Twitter

Doug Johnson: The only way thats going to happen is by comprehensively addressing the root causes of our affordable housing crisis. As long as investors are allowed to hoard housing, and until we address housings credit-induced hyperinflation, we will still have an affordability crisis. Via Twitter
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Marketing and Operations Manager Shelterforce is looking for a dynamic person to help grow the organization. The successful candidate will be responsible for office operations, board management, finance, HR, and increasing earned income. The manager will work closely with the publisher, taking over completely some tasks and assisting on others . . . Read Full Listing
Executive Director The Boston Neighborhood Community Land Trust seeks an experienced, dynamic professional with a commitment to housing justice and a collaborative leadership style to expand efforts to create permanently affordable, community-controlled housing along the Fairmount Corridor in Roxbury, Dorchester, and . . . Read Full Listing
Development Manager ReBUILD Metro is seeking a Development Manager. The mission of ReBUILD Metro is to restore the history and prosperity of distressed neighborhoods by rebuilding homes and fostering enduring community relationships.The primary role of a Development Manager is to manage . . .Read Full Listing
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
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
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