Harm Reduction Policing?

Week of March 17
In this Issue: A Love Letter to the Next Decade of Community Development ● Harm Reduction Policing? 5 Things Cities and CDCs Don’t Get About Code Enforcement Also: Jobs ● Resources ● You Said It In Case You Missed It +
Dear Readers,

This is a difficult time. We’re hoping all of you are OK and taking care of yourselves and each other, practicing social distancing, and continuing to advocate for policies that will lead to better health and economic outcomes for everyone. Please let us know: what kinds of info would be useful for you to hear from us as we plan our coverage over the coming weeks?

We know how challenging your work is in the best of times, and we’ll be trying to do our best to help. Our thoughts are with you and the people and communities we all care for.

Be good to each other,

Harold, Keli, Lillian, Miriam, Sam, and Elizabeth
Akilah Watkins-Butler, Center for Community Progress
Our field has major reasons to be proud; reasons you could miss in the cacophony of daily news. There are real innovations and compelling work that our colleagues, partners, and the residents we serve can’t afford to miss. Here are just a few I love . . . Read Full Article
Interview by Miriam Axel-Lute, Shelterforce
Shelterforce spoke with 2019 MacArthur fellow Lisa Daugaard about how her work in homelessness set her on her path, and how jail diversion programs can build political will to increase support for affordable housing and public health. Read Full Article
From the Shelterforce archive:
Alan Mallach, Center for Community Progress
And as I’ve come to appreciate how important code enforcement is, I’ve also come to feel that real progress is held back by the mutual short-sightedness of two actors – city governments and CDCs. Read Full Article
Raise Your Voice
Comment periods are open until April 8, 11:59 p.m. ET on the substantial proposed rule changes regarding the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA). Be sure to weigh in with your opinion.

See Shelterforce’s coverage of the CRA proposals here.

Fostering Healthy Neighborhoods | Build Healthy Places Network, Prosperity Now, and Financial Health Network partnered to explore how to foster alignment across the community development, public health, health care, and financial well-being sectors. This brief presents examples of existing alignment across sectors, opportunities and challenges for increased collaboration, and recommendations to foster cross-sector alignment.
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You Said It

Julie Morris: As a white female that grew up in a affluent area, how can I seek to understand? I’ll start with this: If I’m not intentional at learning how to serve and elevate women of color, I run a serious risk at falling short of what’s right . . . Via LinkedIn

Sea Dweller: Please help. This matters. These losses, if they occur, will have long term disparities. We are in a housing supply crisis. Affordability impacts quality of life. @RepElaineLuria. Via Twitter

Ohio CDC Association: Good reporting from @miriam_mjoy at @Shelterforce on CRA. #TreasureCRA Via Twitter
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Executive Director, Neighborworks Lincoln, Lincoln, NE ● The Executive Director personifies the mission of NeighborWorks Lincoln. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the ED provides leadership for the organization, and is responsible for the overall management, strategic direction, fundraising, accountability, and administration to ensure the . . . Read Full Listing
Real Estate Specialist, BCL of Texas, Austin, TX ● The Specialist will assist with property and facilities management, resident relations and vendor relations. The Specialist will report to the Director of Community Development. The Specialist will support the Director on affordable housing and real estate development project activities including acquisitions, construction . . . Read Full Listing
Senior VP of Real Estate Operations, Volunteers of America National Services, Alexandria, VA ● The Senior Vice President of Real Estate Operations is a senior leader responsible for the stewardship of Volunteers of America National Services (VOANS) housing and other real estate assets and resident services programs, including strategic positioning, effective management and . . . Read Full Listing
Affordable Housing Coordinator, Community Grants, Planning & Housing (CGP&H, LLC), Cranbury, NJ ● Community Grants, Planning & Housing (CGP&H) is seeking an experienced and dedicated full-time Affordable Housing Coordinator with a background in community development and/or affordable housing with a commitment to helping others. This position will be part of a . . . Read Full Listing
Special Assistant to the Executive Director, National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders, San Antonio, TX ● The Special Assistant is responsible for supporting the Executive Director with a wide range of analytical tasks to enhance the Executive Director’s efficiency and effectiveness on a day-to-day basis, as well as logistical support related to scheduling and traveling. The candidate should . . . Read Full Listing
Executive Director, Uniondale Community Land Trust, Inc., Uniondale, NY ● U-CLT is seeking a highly motivated, passionate, and experienced leader with a commitment to affordable housing development for the multifaceted role of Executive Director. The Executive Director will work closely with the Board of Directors to provide vision and leadership to . . . Read Full Listing
Senior Affordable Housing Project Manager, Way Finders, Inc., Springfield, MA Way Finders, Inc. is currently seeking an experienced affordable housing development professional to join its Real Estate Development team as a Senior Project Manager. Reporting to the Senior Vice President (SVP) of Real Estate Development, the Senior Project Manager is a key member of the Real Estate . . . Read Full Listing
Vice President, National Real Estate Programs, NeighborWorks America, Washington D.C. ● The Vice President, National Real Estate Programs plays a key role in strengthening NeighborWorks’ place as a leader in the nonprofit affordable housing industry and supporting the productivity and strength of the NeighborWorks network in multifamily housing and single family homebuilding. The Vice President leads . . . Read Full Listing
Program Assistant, Healthy Communities, Center for Community Investment, Washington, D.C. ● Center for Community Investment (CCI) is seeking a creative self-starter with a strong learning orientation to join their team. The right candidate will combine an interest in the big picture with the ability to pay close attention to detail. The Program Assistant will support the execution and impact of CCI’s Accelerating Investments . . . Read Full Listing
The purpose of this position is to manage the Long Term Affordability and Community Land Trust Program for the City of Austin, Neighborhood Housing and Community Development and the Austin Housing Finance Corporation. Read Full Listing
Director of Development, Grounded Solutions Network, Washington, D.C. ● Grounded Solutions Network seeks a dynamic, experienced Director of Development to create and implement a comprehensive fundraising program to diversify and grow fundraising efforts. This position will focus on cultivating and expanding relationships with a diverse set of national and . . . 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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