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When Gentrification Doesn't Apply

Week of October 28
In This Issue: ● How to Talk About Revitalization When Everyone Wants to Talk Gentrification ● Rural Hospital Struggles Aren’t Just a Health Concern Habitat for Humanity Steps into Housing Politics ● From Our Archives Also: Jobs ● Events ● Opportunities In Case You Missed It +
Miriam Axel-Lute, Shelterforce
How to deal with arguments that don’t reflect the realities of places where gentrification is not only not present, but not impending. Read Full Article
Randy Shaw, Tenderloin Housing Clinic
While the nonprofit’s one-house-at-a-time model is alive and well, some independent Habitat chapters are increasingly stepping beyond that to lead housing policy and zoning fights—and at times controversial ones. Read Full Article
Amanda Abrams, Shelterforce Health Fellow
Aside from the health implications, the closure of a hospital in a rural community deeply effects the area’s economic wellbeing. But in some cases, it can be avoided. Read Full Article
From the Shelterforce archive:
Alan Jenkins, Harvard Law School
When a housing policy has the effect of perpetuating racial exclusion, it must be changed under the Fair Housing Act, whether or not the discrimination was intentional. But now, that important principle is at risk. Read Full Article
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Thursday, Oct. 31, 2 p.m. ET | Ending Veteran Homelessness | Webinar | The Restoring Neighborhoods Task Force, a division of the National Housing Conference, will hold a webinar that will discuss successes and solutions to ending homelessness at the local and federal level. Register here.

Friday, Nov. 1, 2 p.m. ET | Developing a Content Marketing Strategy for Your Nonprofit | Webinar | In this webinar the National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders will discuss what tools compose a successful content marketing strategy, so that you can change your community's perception from, “I've heard of them” to “I know what they do.” Register here.

Wednesday, Nov. 6, 12 p.m. PT | How Opportunity Zones Turn Communities into Tax Shelters for the Rich | Webinar | Right To The City Alliance, Homes For All, and Strategic Actions for a Just Economy (SAJE) will hold a national press webinar where SAJE will unveil research on the insidious nature of Opportunity Zones, share recommendations on how to fight back, and open the discussion to organizers across the country. Register here.

JPMorgan Chase has opened its next request for proposals to help solve major social and economic challenges facing communities across the country. This year, JPMorgan Chase is moving the PRO Neighborhoods Competition into the Advancing Cities Challenge. Learn more and apply here.

National CAPACD has announced two grant opportunities to foster and advance the economic growth of low-income Asian American and Pacific Islander communities: The Fostering AAPI Entrepreneurship TA Grant 2019-2020 and The Economic Empowerment in AAPI Communities 2020 Request for Proposals. Learn more about both opportunities and access links to apply here.
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You Said It
Patricia Boyd: This is happening everywhere, even in Connecticut where it’s supposed to be one of the richest states, yet people are homeless, women with children have been on a housing list for years. And yet developers continue building for those who have, and the have nots remain either on the streets or . . . Read More

Andree Tremoulet: Thank you, Steve, for this moving story. Makes me wish I could have been on the bus, listening to the ideas. Grateful for this glimpse into the history of New Communities, its repression and ultimate resurgence. Made me want to . . . Read More

Michael Carroll: Interesting piece — thanks for sharing. Via Twitter

Rose Phillips: At a recent conference, I attended a talk on criminal screening procedures by Michael Skojec, who submitted an amicus brief on behalf of the Houston Housing Authority in the Texas vs. Inclusive Communities case, defending the state’s . . . Read More

Lisa Perry: I don’t like the term because it implies that we live to work and not the other way around. How thoughtful it is to build “workforce housing,” people can easily get to work and then . . . Read More

Kendra Johnson: Loved Ian and Darby's article on community-based land trusts. Via Facebook
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In Case You Missed It
Executive Director, Capitol Hill Ecodistrict, Seattle, WA Reporting to the CEO of Capitol Hill Housing, the Executive Director will be responsible for prioritizing a plan for self-sufficiency, as well as for directing the development, implementation, monitoring, and improvement of local policies, programs, and . . . Read Full Listing
Manager of Homeownership Services, Seattle, WA ● Homestead seeks a community land trust specialist who will have both hands-on and leadership responsibility for homeownership services and stewardship. The Manager designs and implements policies and processes that support applicants in becoming first-time homeowners, and . . . Read Full Listing
Tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor of Real Estate Development, New Orleans, LA ● This position will support our educational mission in the teaching of real estate development at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, while contributing to the development of our urban research agenda in the areas of social impact, cultural preservation, and . . . Read Full Listing
Real Estate Development Manager, Charlottesville, VA ● The Manager is responsible for managing the entire development process of large, complex affordable multi-family projects, including feasibility analysis, acquisition, deal structuring, design development, financing, public approvals, construction, and close-out. Primary . . . Read Full Listing
Deputy Executive Director, Providence, RI This position will oversee all federal programs at RIHousing. It will work closely with department directors to administer, adapt and develop programs and mortgage business lines that suit the rapidly changing nature of affordable housing and constituent needs. As Deputy Executive . . . 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
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