Behind the Scenes of NCRC's Gentrification Report

Week of August 12
In This Issue: A New Report on Gentrification ● Community Spaces that Heal ● Shifting How We Think About Rural Coverage ● Also: Jobs ● Shelter Shorts ● Industry News ● Resources +
Miriam Axel-Lute, Shelterforce
While it’s true that rural areas have different needs, contexts, and challenges, so do hot-market and Rust Belt cities, central cities and inner-ring suburbs. As such, it was time to shift our thinking so rural areas were more clearly part of the fold.
Abena Asare, Prevention Institute
Healing spaces can address trauma associated with exposure to violence, poverty, substance misuse, and other complex issues. Does your community offer these kinds of spaces for residents? . . . Read Full Article
Miriam Axel-Lute, Shelterforce
A conversation with a National Community Reinvestment Coalition senior research analyst about the organization's report on gentrification, what its findings show and don’t show, and what the policy implications might be. Read Full Article
Shelterforce Staff
Los Angeles Reaches Historic Settlement with HUD | Austin's Innovative Affordable Housing Strategy | Report Finds NYC Arts Orgs Need More Diversity | Another HUD Fight on the Horizon | What We're Reading | And More Quick Takes From Our Editors

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Industry News
Eileen Fitzgerald will be leaving her role as president and CEO of Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future (SAHF) to become head of Housing Affordability Philanthropy at the Wells Fargo Foundation on Sept. 30. Fitzgerald had been president and CEO since 2014. Prior to SAHF, Fitzgerald had been CEO and COO of NeighborWorks America.
Andrea Ponsor was appointed interim president and chief executive officer at SAHF by its board last week. Ponsor has been with the organization since 2016 serving as its COO and EVP for Policy.
Mary Anne Carter was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the 12th chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts on Aug. 1. Carter had served as acting chairman of the Arts Endowment since June 2018, following 18 months as the agency’s senior deputy chairman. Prior to her positions at the NEA, Carter worked for former Florida governor Rick Scott overseeing budget and policy, and as a director at the Heritage Foundation.
Resources
The Urban Institute's technical paper, Affordable Housing Investment: A Guide for Nonprofit Hospitals and Health Systems, is designed to help nonprofit hospitals and heath systems understand how their institutional assets and prestige can support affordable housing development projects and provide practical information on how they can start investing in affordable housing. To access the report, click here.

Climate change brings much more than melting icebergs and heat waves; it destroys affordable housing. In their new report, A Perfect Storm: Extreme Weather as an Affordable Housing Crisis Multiplier, the Center for American Progress offers five policy recommendations to shield communities from extreme weather. Read more about them here.
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You Said It!
Storm Cunningham: The dialogue about gentrification will never evolve as long as articles like this one continue to use “gentrification” as if it were . . . Read More

Debby Warren: This is the best resource I’ve seen for giving advocates, developers and organizers a clear perspective on and approach to gentrification. Thank you Shelterforce and Miriam Axel-Lute . . . Read More

Larry Sheehy: [Love] Shelterforce magazine and web posts! Thank you all for your excellent coverage of housing and community development issues! . . . Via Facebook

Gregory D. Squires: These people are at no risk of losing their jobs because of their political preferences. They simply believe. Why should that not be the case for
most . . . Read More

Jerry Rioux: Let’s hope that those super low cap rates also entice developers to build new parks including . . . Read More

@LauraChoi23: Multiracial coalitions are more important than ever in the fight for #racialequity. Was privileged to hear these amazing men during @CAPACD
conference. Via Twitter
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Jobs
Marketing Manager Shelterforce is looking for a dynamic person to help grow the organization. The successful candidate will be responsible for increasing earned income from advertising, circulation, editorial services, and donations; fundraising including grants management, research, and proposal writing. The person in this position will work closely with the publisher, taking over completely some tasks and assisting on others. . . Read Full Listing
Executive Director Launched in 2011, The Essex Community Land Trust (ECLT) strengthens communities by providing permanently affordable housing and financial empowerment opportunities for low- to moderate-income individuals and working families throughout Essex County. ECLT is looking for an executive director to manage the day to day activities of the organization . . . Read Full Listing
Executive Vice President, Program Officer The chief program officer will play a central role in advancing this work by guiding the direction, growth and soundness of HOPE’s Commercial Lending (CL) and Community & Economic Development (CED) activities. HOPE’s Commercial Lending team separates itself from other lenders by employing strategies that make capital affordable and accessible to . . . Read Full Listing
Real Estate Specialist The real estate specialist will be an integral member of BCL of Texas Community Development Team and affiliate company, Texas Community Builders. We maintain a portfolio of real estate and community development projects throughout the state. Our products include small footprint homes, energy‐efficient modular housing, commercial real estate including . . . Read Full Listing
Counseling Supervisor The Baltimore Regional Housing Partnership seeks a Counseling Supervisor who supports BRHP’s mission and purpose and will provide effective supervision and guidance to counseling staff, along with excellent customer service to a diverse client population. This supervisor will ensure that counselors who focus on families that . . . Read Full Listing
Learning Manager The Prosperity Agenda seeks a learning manager to create and manage meaningful learning experiences for partners to employ our products and services and ultimately promote better outcomes for individuals and families experiencing poverty. Our partners often include human service providers . . . Read Full Listing
Executive Director With enthusiastic support from Louisville’s largest foundations, leading philanthropists and the Mayor’s office, the Center For Neighborhoods is seeking a motivated, skilled Executive Director with experience in nonprofit administration and grassroots community planning and development. We are seeking someone to . . . Read Full Listing
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