In This Issue: How California's Sleeping Giant" Woke Up and Won Statewide Rent Caps ● Improving CRA for Rural America ● Racial Diversity in Community Development Leadership ●Also: Jobs ● Events ● In Case You Missed It +
Last week's plenary at the Reclaiming Vacant Properties conference “Leading a More Equitable Future for Community Development: A Discussion with Nonprofit CEOs,” reminded us of this roundtable discussion we held in the spring with several of the same leaders. Many organizations in the community development field have experienced transitions from white leadership to leadership of color in the past few years, marking something of a watershed moment. If you couldn’t be in Atlanta, or want more on this topic, read it here. Read Full Article
Thursday, Oct. 17, 2 p.m. ET | Remaking the Economy in New Mexico | Nonprofit Quarterly is hosting a webinar focusing on New Mexico where they highlight efforts in low-income communities and communities of color to develop new economic structures in the arts, the food industry, and beyond. Register here.
Oct. 17 - 18, 10 a.m. ET | Housing, Fundraising & Grant Writing |Join the National Community Reinvestment Coalition in Baltimore for a training session discussing housing advocacy and racial economic inequality, targeted fundraising strategies, and grant writing preparation. Register here.
Friday, Oct. 18, 1 p.m. ET | Aging in (a) Place: Planning, Design & Spatial Justice in Aging Societies | JoinThe Hastings Center and The Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies for a symposium that will apply a spatial justice lens to challenges of aging in place in America, with special attention to housing. For those unable to attend in person, this event will also be livestreamed. Register here.
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Project Row Housesand the Center for Art and Social Engagementinvite two artists and cultural practitioners to their fellowship program, which allows participants to engage in creative collaborations that involve the Third Ward community and address issues important to them. Learn more and apply here.
Artspace is accepting applications for the Rafala Green Fellowship Program. Each fellow will receive a $50,000 annual salary during the two-year term of their fellowship, as well as a comprehensive benefits package. Fellows will also receive up to $3,000 as a relocation stipend to move to the Twin Cities. Learn more and apply here.
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Jessica Andors: Thank you for articulating the whole problem with the opportunity neighborhood paradigm, which I have been feeling for some time. To me it seems like an excuse to NOT invest directly in low-income communities of color, to ignore . . . Read More
New American Planning: Unis keep many of these towns afloat, and the ubiquitous college town "historic districts" is generally the most vitriolic NIMBY stronghold. Who says students can't be part of neighborhoods? Who says SFRs are most important? Via Twitter
Robert A. Rapoza: Excellent article on a great program.Via Twitter
Ron Dwyer-Voss: In my 30 years work in the nonprofit and social change space, the USDA 523 Self-Help Housing Program is the most effective I have ever encountered. It should not only be saved, it should be expanded. Via Twitter
Gordon Countryman: Great write up. As someone who has been through the program here in California, I totally concur with assessment of the value of the program. Read More
Director, Housing and Community Development, Atlanta, GA ● This position is responsible for a staff of 30+ with a budget of over $13 million. The Director is charged with developing, directing and administering various housing and community development programs to meet the needs of the residents of Fulton County. This will include grants administration, contract compliance. . . Read Full Listing
Manufactured Housing Project Manager, Sherwood, OR ● Casa of Oregon is seeking an individual who is committed to social change and is ready to work with residents and stakeholders in creating wealth and stability. The ideal candidate is a curious, motivated and mission-driven individual who can navigate the needs of multiple. . . Read Full Listing
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. . . 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. . . 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. . . Read Full Listing