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Controlling the Spread of Student Housing

Week of September 9
In This Issue: Indigenous Knowledge Keepers Disaster Aid Perpetuates Inequality The Role Student Housing Plays Artists Unlock Community WealthHow Successful is Your County in Accessing Funding? ● Also: Jobs ● Industry News ● In Case You Missed It +
Keli A. Tianga, Shelterforce
How does a tribal college program teach leadership skills to a select group of students? In ways specific and significant to Native American women, using the tools of culture and tradition in order to heal and strengthen their communities. Read Full Article
Brett Theodos, Urban Institute, Eric Hangen, I Squared Community Development Consulting LLC
Why do some communities in the U.S. appear to do much better than others at attracting grants and financing for community development—even after adjusting for relative need? The answers aren’t cut and dry, but here are some of the surprising trends found. Read Full Article
Karen Black, May 8 Consulting Inc.
Off-campus housing for college students has grown extensively over the last decade. What are communities doing to control the spread of student housing and its potentially negative effect on neighborhoods and affordable housing? Read Full Article
Penelope DouglasCultureBank, Clyde Valentin, Ignite/Arts Dallas and Maura Sheffler, The Arts Community Alliance
Dallas's arts community comes together to invest time and money into a new way of seeing and interacting with community artists—as the first investors in the revitalization of their neighborhoods. Read Full Article
Chrishelle Palay, HOME Coalition
After natural disasters, recovery efforts tend to lift up those who have resources to bounce back quickly, but cement poverty for those with modest means. What can we do to change this reality? Read Full Article

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Industry News
Virginia Knox is the new president of MDRC. She was formerly a vice president of the organization and oversaw its Families and Children Policy area. Knox succeeds former president Gordon Berlin.
Jay Travis (left) and Eric Zachary (right) are the new co-executive directors of Midwest Academy. Travis was formerly executive director of the Kenwood Oakland Community Organization in Chicago. Zachary served as founding director of the NYC Coalition for educational justice. They succeed former executive director Judy Hertz.
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Cheri Soileau: As somebody who works in a planning district, I agree. However, what is missing is acknowledging that there are. . . Read More

Paul Bradley: Thank you for your coverage. As president of ROC USA, I’d like to make two clarifying points. ROC USA operates both a CDFI (ROC USA Capital) and through a national Network of regional and state-wide nonprofits. We are scaling. . . Read More

Adirondack North Country Association: Great article and important read about the housing crisis that's playing out in many rural communities. Thank you Shelterforce for shedding light on this issue. Via Facebook

Oksana Mironov: Taking a second to appreciate @Shelterforce, which this week published an in depth piece about CLTs, a report on self-management in manufactured home communities, and a CDFI interview. Via Twitter

Creative Placemaking: New models and creative thinking around #CommunityLandTrusts Via Twitter

Jason Segedy: Articles like this are why Alan Mallach is one of the most important voices in urban public policy today. Via Twitter
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Cooperative Housing Director, Work from Home, Northeast U.S. This director-level position oversees the Cooperative Development Institute's largest and fastest-growing program, serving rural and suburban communities throughout New England and upstate New York, with 5 direct reports. Read Full Listing
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
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