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Health Metrics Turn Programs On Their Heads

Week of September 16
In This Issue: As Affordable Housing Is Lost, LA Shrugs Health Metrics Turn Programs on Their Heads Can We Ditch Tax Incentives and Support True Economic Development? Creative Ways to Finance Agriculture Where Are the Mixed-Income Neighborhoods? ● Also: Jobs ● Events ● In Case You Missed It +
Elizabeth KneeboneCarolina Reid, and Natalie Holmes, University of California, Berkeley
What does research tell us about naturally occurring mixed-income neighborhoods—where they are and why, and what can policy do to replicate them in a more permanent way? Read Full Article
Kristin King-Ries, TRUST Montana
Small family farms are disappearing at an alarming rate, and farmers and ranchers are unable to compete with giant agriculture mergers. But there are several ways to help improve farmland accessibility, including. . . Read Full Article
Jacob Woocher, Organizer
As thousands of affordable housing units expire, Los Angeles lags behind other cities in its preservation efforts. Despite this negligence, one group of tenants may be victorious in their fight to stay put. Read Full Article
Amanda Abrams, Shelterforce Health Fellow
Almost two-dozen community development groups were equipped with tools to help them better evaluate and understand the health-related results of their programs. What they learned was surprising. Read Full Article
Steve Dubb, Nonprofit Quarterly
Are we slowly (but finally) coming to see the folly in throwing tax breaks at corporations? Read Full Article

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Industry News

Patricia Baker will retire in June 2020 following more than 20 years as president and CEO of the Connecticut Health Foundation.

Suzanne Anarde has been named the new CEO of Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) and will begin her position in November. Anarde is currently vice president of LISC, and director of Rural LISC. She succeeds Stan Keasling, who is retiring.

David Erickson will be the new head of outreach and education for the New York Fed. Erickson formerly worked as the director of the community development department at the San Francisco Fed.

Duty to Serve 2019 Listening Sessions | The Federal Housing Finance Agency is inviting professionals in the housing field to a series of four listening sessions to share their thoughts on the Enterprises’ (Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac) design of the 2021-2023 Duty to Serve plans. There are three in-person sessions around the country and one virtual seminar. Details can be found here.
Tuesday, Sept. 24, 12:30 p.m. | How Anchor Institutions are Adopting a Social Determinants of Health Lens | The Anchor Institutions Task Force Health Professionals' Subgroup will present a webinar based on two of the case studies featured in its recent paper Value Added: Adopting a Social Determinants of Health Lens. To learn more and to register, click here.
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You Said It!
Fernando Centeno: You cannot make real gains in socioeconomic terms using a business model as your yardstick of “success” . . . Until we change this business metric, we will suffer the illusion of true progress. Read More

Community Vision CA: The conversation of risk in the #CDFI industry is important to have because risk has traditionally been used to financially neglect communities of color and low-income communities. Via Facebook

County Health Rankings: Rural communities across America face critical housing challenges: lack of housing, rising rents, displacement, and homelessness. @Shelterforce explores strategies that can help in their #rural issue. Via Twitter

Mauricio Garcia: Comprehensive piece in ⁦@Shelterforce about the evolution of #CommunityLandTrusts. Via Twitter

Brandon J. McKoy: I'd prefer CBAs for flat out development and would implement a higher standard at a larger scale for high dollar incentives/subsidies. Via Twitter

@GethousedRuthie: Such an important article. Via Twitter
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Executive Director, Nashville, TN The Executive Director is the key management leader of New Level CDC. The Executive Director oversees the administration, programs and strategic direction of the organization. Other key duties include housing development, fundraising (specifically housing development grants), grant administration. . .
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. . . Read Full Listing
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.
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.
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. . .
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. . . 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. . .
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