Treating Drug Addiction With Housing

Week of February 10
In this Issue: Roundtable: Policing and Community Development ● Treating Drug Addiction with Housing ● Do Rent Regulations Make the Housing Crisis Worse? Also: Jobs You Said It In Case You Missed It +
We spent last week in a staff retreat planning how to make Shelterforce even better for you, so for this week enjoy these pieces from our archives and comments from other readers. And make a donation to help us bring all our exciting ideas to you!
From the Shelterforce archive:
Shelterforce Staff
Despite common fears and the often-heard claim that, “all economists say rent control doesn’t work,” decades of evidence shows otherwise.  Read Full Article
From the Shelterforce archive:
Amanda Abrams, Shelterforce
Community development organizations across the country have been surprised to find that they have particular expertise that’s useful in addressing the opioid epidemic. Read Full Article
From the Shelterforce archive:
Miriam Axel-Lute, Shelterforce
While they often collaborate with law enforcement to respond to concerns about crime in their neighborhoods or their properties, many community development leaders are also aware that the residents they serve are often mistreated by police and are wary of supporting overpolicing or increased incarceration. We invited a group of practitioners to share their experiences and talk through this tension. Read Full Article
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You Said It

Amy Klaben: This is an excellent policy recommendation. Too often people and policy makers recommend transit solutions without regard to historic segregation that created inequitable communities and the needs of families who must commute to low paying jobs. Read More

Paula DeMichele: . . . Density proponents won’t even discuss this fact. Constructing a 30 million dollar conglomerate building – and that is what the newest nonprofit multi-unit build proposed here will cost – does nothing to lower rents in itself. Here in Vermont as everywhere else, the single biggest cost factor is land prices. And they keep going up. Next is . . . Read More

Pamela Broom: . . . To systematically dismantle the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) is a heartless blow to equal justice and fairness. Such acts will only exacerbate the “dis-ease” that threatens the health of the entire civil fabric of our society. Read More
Publisher/Executive Director, Shelterforce, Montclair, NJ ● Shelterforce seeks a publisher/executive director to advance its mission, grow its audience and influence, and strategically and sustainably guide the organization through an evolving and dynamic media landscape. Read Full Listing
Partners for Rural Transformation Project Director, Fahe, Telecommute ● The Partners for Rural Transformation has an exciting opportunity for a Project Director to provide leadership to bring prosperity to the persistently poor regions of rural America. The position works closely with nationally recognized CDFIs, Hope Enterprise Corporation/Hope Credit Union . . . Read Full Listing
Director of Finance, Champlain Housing Trust, Burlington, VT ● Champlain Housing Trust is seeking a highly skilled professional to lead its accounting and financial activities as the Director of Finance. This is a dynamic position with a dynamic organization, offering an opportunity to support the development, management, and stewardship of permanently . . . Read Full Listing
Chief Executive Officer, Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers, Minneapolis, MN ● Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers (MCCD) seeks an individual who is able to develop relationships with key external influencers, such as elected officials and funders. This position reports to and is the principal resource to the Board of Directors. The CEO will align metrics and performance . . . Read Full Listing
Multifamily Housing Lender, City of Seattle Office of Housing, Seattle, WA ● The City of Seattle Office of Housing seeks a Multifamily Housing Lender to help the City decide which projects should or should not be funded. With oversight, you will review and evaluate multifamily and bridge loan applications for policy and regulatory compliance, underwrite projects' . . . Read Full Listing
Chief Real Estate Officer, Way Finders Inc., Springfield, MA ● As a member of the Chief Executive Team, the Chief Real Estate Officer (CREO) oversees and implements strategy, policy, and goal setting that advances the mission of Way Finders. The CREO is principally responsible for leading and supervising Way Finders’ real estate development activities . . . Read Full Listing
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Editor, Miriam Axel-Lute
Managing Editor, Lillian M. Ortiz
Senior Editor, Keli A. Tianga
Assistant Editor, Elizabeth Oguss
Operations Assistant, Sam Fields
Publisher, Harold Simon
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