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How CDCs Fight the Opioid Epidemic

Week of August 26
In This Issue: Collaborations for Health Moving the Needle ● The Rental Housing Crisis Is a Rural Issue Too ● Community Development Organizations and the Opioid Epidemic ● Also: Jobs ● Events ● In Case You Missed It +
Interview by Harold Simon, Shelterforce
David Adame of Chicanos Por La Causa and Joe Guadio of UnitedHealthcare discuss how together, they've leveraged their organizations' strengths to address the social determinants of health. Read Full Article
Corianne Payton Scally and Amanda Gold, Urban Institute
Some rural communities are growing, facing a supply squeeze and rising housing costs as new residents who can afford to spend more on housing move in. Other communities are stable, but a small change could send housing prices spiraling up or down. To address this issue, we need . . . Read Full Article
Amanda Abrams, Shelterforce Health Fellow
In some ways, dealing with the opioid epidemic is a natural fit for community development groups. At the heart, it’s often a problem of poverty: a lack of jobs and opportunities. Community development organizations in affected areas have often . . . Read Full Article

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Thursday, Sept. 5, 2 p.m. ET | Partnering with Hospitals to Invest in Community Development | Presented by the National Community Reinvestment Coalition, this webinar will discuss the role of health anchors, highlight successful collaborative initiatives between hospital systems and community stakeholders, and offer steps for community members interested in pursuing a more focused and collaborative relationship leading to impacts around social determinants of health. To learn more and to register, click here.
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You Said It!
Steve Lockwood: This is a great interview . . . your discussion helped those of us in cool/disinvested markets like Memphis. Read More

Dee Walsh: Excellent interview. Thank you Bill and Jim for your insights into rural poverty. While the challenges are many, there are also strengths in these places that need to be . . . Read More

Dan Immergluck: I do disagree a tad with the notion in the sentence, “It’s true in a few gentrifying areas, mainly in the handful of cities, like Washington, D.C., or Raleigh, North Carolina, where the only ‘gentrifiable’ neighborhoods tend to be . . . Read More

@INNamplify: Since 2000, one African-American middle neighborhood after another has lost ground, socially, economically, and in terms of the real estate market. A great story from our friends at @Shelterforce. Via Twitter

@Dawill333: Appreciate this @Shelterforce dialogue. Important for city leaders to better understand the local nuance of these trends so they can respond appropriately. Via Twitter

@StephPaige40: I had never heard of this until today . . . Via Twitter

@Kresgefdn: Research has shown that #loneliness and social isolation can add to toxic stress that severely affects health outcomes. @Shelterforce looks at ways community developers can help address this issue. . . Via Twitter

@active_design: All communities—especially those carrying heavy burdens of trauma and inequity—deserve the transformation and resilience that healing spaces can provide. . . Via Twitter

@CLRosales: You want to see how else @HUDgov is trying to deny our freedom to choose where we want to live? Via Twitter

Sarah Norman: Yes! This partnership btw @chtrust & @UVMMedCenter is impressive! One of the things I most appreciated about . . . Via Twitter
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In Case You Missed It
Executive Director, Chapel Hill, NC The Community Home Trust's Executive Director is responsible for building relationships across diverse cultures and stakeholders. These stakeholders include local government staff and elected officials, donors, staff, community partners, developers, tenants, and homeowners. Read Full Listing
Executive Director, San Luis Obispo, CA The San Luis Obispo County Housing Trust Fund's Executive Director is responsible for all aspects of the corporation’s operations, management, and success. They identify the opportunities and challenges that the corporation may face and develop strategies for optimizing both. They will guide the HTF’s growth and maturation as an organization. Read Full Listing
Policy Analyst, Boston, MA Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA) is the nonprofit umbrella organization for affordable housing and community development activities in Massachusetts. We are seeking a Policy Analyst to work on federal and state housing policy issues, including analyzing and coordinating housing policy, writing policy papers and briefs, and evaluating research and data to . . . Read Full Listing
Executive Director, Louisville, KY 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 lead the organization into its next chapter of growth through the implementation of a newly adopted strategic plan– a visionary leader to inspire . . . Read Full Listing
Executive Director, Montclair, NJ 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, Jackson, MS 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 . . . Read Full Listing
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