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Week of November 4
In This Issue: There’s No Place Like Homecoming NJ Pays Hospitals to Build Affordable Housing Stories Behind Segregation in Atlantic City Reagan’s Legacy: Homelessness in America ● From Our Archives Also: Jobs ● Industry News ● Opportunities In Case You Missed It +
Christina Jackson, Stockton University
The legacy of racist housing policy shapes—and disempowers—Black, largely urban, neighborhoods to this day. A researcher recounts some resident stories from Atlantic City, New Jersey. Read Full Article
Amanda Abrams, Shelterforce Health Fellow
The first of its kind in the U.S., a New Jersey initiative provides financial incentives to nudge New Jersey’s health care systems to provide affordable housing for low-income residents and frequent users of hospital services. Here’s how the program works. Read Full Article
Terah Lawyer, The Homecoming Project
Formerly incarcerated people are nearly 10 times more likely to be homeless than the general public. The Homecoming Project matches those returning home with a community host in order to. . . Read Full Article
From the Shelterforce archive:
Peter Dreier, Occidental College
Ronald Reagan’s fans give him credit for restoring the nation’s prosperity. But the two-term president was no friend to America’s cities or its poor. Read Full Article
Industry News

The Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society has been renamed the Othering & Belonging Institute at UC Berkeley. Learn more here.

Creating Healthy Communities through Cross-sector Collaboration | This paper from Artplace America, University of Florida Center for Arts In Medicine, and the Pabst Steinmetz Foundation, provides examples of arts and culture collaborations to address five critical public health issues: collective trauma, racism, social isolation and exclusion, mental health, and chronic disease. Examples, recommendations, and a call to action in using arts and culture to advance health and well-being in communities. The report can be found here.

The Center for Arts and Medicine is presenting six free webinars starting November 12. For more information and to register, click here.

The Center for Community Progress is inviting applications for its Community Revitalization Fellowship, which is designed to help residents lead creative placemaking efforts to improve vacant and abandoned properties. The application deadline is Nov. 20 at 5 p.m. ET. Learn more about the fellowship and application here.
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You Said It
Arthur T. Himmelman: . . . even at its best, philanthropy is committed to maintaining the power of the extremely rich, and is an intentional diversion . . . Read more

Jennifer Vanica: Good point, Arthur. I have no illusions that philanthropy overall will give up its power and privilege any time soon. But for those who are willing to acknowledge the corrosive nature of the “have/have not” grantmaking framework and address . . . Read More

Michael King: Thank you SO much for such an intriguing, encouraging article! Read More

Steve Lockwood: Very good summary. Many of us are working in markets — like Memphis — where the least of our worries is . . . Read More

Mary Stoner: It is great to see communities fighting back when their neighborhoods are at risk. I just hope that something comes of it. Too often the powers that be override the needs of citizens. And . . . Read More

Karen C. Jacobson: Great article Suzanne, and thanks Shelterforce for sharing. Where will we find our “Jane Jacobs”? We need to issue this call to action to land grant institutions (and other universities) and start creating our own definition of rural impact. Now. Read More
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Program Vice President, Southern Region, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), Washington, D.C. ● The Program Vice President will oversee market analyses and craft an implementation plan for the launch of new LISC offices, recruit and manage a staff to carry out LISC’s strategy and operate its programs, recruit . . . Read Full Listing
Director of Advocacy and Communications, Coalition for Nonprofit Housing and Economic Development (CNHED), Washington, D.C. ● The Director of Advocacy and Communications will work under the direction of the President & CEO to drive CNHED’s advocacy and communications strategies, promoting the work of the organization, its members, and the broader community development field in the District . . . Read Full Listing
Vice President for Development, Coalition for Nonprofit Housing and Economic Development (CNHED), Washington, D.C. ● The Vice President for Development will work under the supervision of the President/CEO to develop and implement a strategic fundraising plan, expand CNHED’s philanthropic and government funding sources, and strengthen the . . . Read Full Listing
Executive Director, Nevada Housing Coalition, Nevada ● The Executive Director will be responsible for general oversight of all Nevada Housing Coalition (NHC) programs and functions, for managing and supporting the implementation of NHC's legislative agenda and for providing the Board of Directors with necessary information for effective organizational management . . . Read Full Listing
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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