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What's Blocking Homeownership in Indian Country?

Week of November 25
In This Issue: How to Fund Land Banks Increasing Access to Affordable Housing in Indian Country Connected Neighborhoods Also: Jobs ● Events In Case You Missed It +
Miriam Axel-Lute, Shelterforce
Transportation is directly bound up with the work of community developers, who are trying to further healthy communities and opportunities for people who have been marginalized. It also affects . . . Read Editor's Note
Patrice Kunesh, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
Incomes are rising in much of Indian Country, and many people are looking to own their own homes. But a set of obstacles specific to Native lands is getting in the way. What should be done? Read Full Article
From the Shelterforce archive:
Tarik Abdelazim, Center for Community Progress
The number of land banks grew dramatically in the wake of the foreclosure crisis. So has our understanding of how to successfully fund them. Read Full Article

Thursday, Dec. 19, 2 p.m. ET (Previously Nov. 21st) | Effective Anchor-Community Engagement Strategies: Community Perspectives | Join Emerald Cities Collaborative for this webinar that discusses issues such as: how to define community, the types of community participation, building anchor-community tables, and strategies to address structural underpinnings of community health, community wealth and climate resilience. Register here.
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You Said It
Chris Gilbert: You made a good point about the benefits of rent control by citing, “We find that rent control increased the probability a renter stayed at their address by close to 20 percent.” I also understand what you said about . . . Read More

Katie Coleman: Thank you for so thoughtfully covering this topic and really “getting” what we were trying to communicate. Via E-mail

Jennifer Oldham: Thank you to @Shelterforce for accurately capturing our words. Via Twitter

Bob Hearn: This is a valuable article which calls attention to several aspects of the difficulties of how we talk about the people we live with, work with, and work to help. This is a problem which . . . Read More

Trabian Shorters: Asset-framing is specifically defining people by their aspirations and contributions before noting their challenges so that it is much easier to see the truth, that their condition is by design not by deficits of character. Asset-Framing is actually necessary for truth-telling . . . Read More

Chris Schildt: Excellent, succinct explanation of the importance of preference policies. Preference policies will not stop or prevent displacement, but are an important piece of an overall strategy. Read More

Vince Wang: Thanks Ed for responding to the critics of community preference policies. One critic that you did not mention in the article is . . . Read More

Edward Goetz: Vince, I think my entire post is an answer to that particular critique. You ask, in essence, whether the pursuit of displacement mitigation compromises a different policy objective, which . . . Read More

Peter Stein: Thanks for the great article, Suzanne. Read More

Richard Goodman: To hell with the percentages and the analytics. Rents are too high. And not enough really affordable housing. Enough with the studying already. Please build lots and lots of really affordable housing. Read More
In Case You Missed It
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Executive Director, Affordable Housing, Wisconsin Partnership for Housing Development, Wisconsin ● Reporting to the Board of Directors and managing a team of three, the Executive Director is responsible for ensuring that the real estate development activities and other WPHD programs advance WPHD’s mission, vision, policy and strategic . . . Read Full Listing
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
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