No CRA = No Community Development

Week of March 3
In this Issue: Can Housing Interventions Reduce Incarceration and Recidivism? No CRA = No Community Development Out of the Flames Also: Jobs ● Events ● Industry News ● You Said It In Case You Missed It +
Miriam Axel-Lute, Shelterforce
Investments and funding motivated by the Community Reinvestment Act are more foundational to the work of community developers than is often discussed. We explored just how reliant the field is on CRA, and what proposed regulations might mean for communities. Read Full Article
Kimberly Burrowes, Housing Matters
Reducing housing instability can reduce incarceration rates, and there are promising strategies available to connect the two. Read Full Article
Oksana Mironova, writer
Drawing on personal narrative and research from the 1960s, this documentary presents the history of how and why the South Bronx burned for a decade, and the community organizing movements that rose out of its ashes. 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), and until March 16 on the substantial changes to HUD’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule. Be sure to weigh in with your opinion.

See Shelterforce’s coverage of the CRA proposals here and the AFFH proposals here
Industry News
Donna Moodie began her role as the new executive director of the Capitol Hill EcoDistrict in late January. Moodie was a founding board member of the Capitol Hill Housing Foundation. She is also a small-business owner.
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You Said It

Taft West: INCREDIBLE INFORMATION!! Too often we as black people who have navigated the wealth divide with education, information and a few breaks, blame our black people on the lower socio-economic rungs of the ladder for . . . Read More

Paula J McKoy: Thank you for this wonderfully insightful article. Indeed, it is time we stop blaming others for not being able to climb the economic ladder. We continue to lose economic ground and our footing in a system designed to keep us at the bottom. I continue to advocate for . . . Read More

Saundra Davis: Black people increasing knowledge of personal finance will not bridge the racial wealth gap any more than being a better driver will fix a raggedy road. The STRUCTURE of the economic system is based on oppressive laws and practices. #SpeakTruth Via Twitter

Caitin Hartnett: Just received my issue in the mail - excited to start reading! These are all the topics that pulled me into planning. Via Twitter

Build Healthy Places Network: Good article from @shelterforce on how we can better serve our community partners. Via Twitter

Chelsea Allinger: @miriam_mjoy sums up...basically @Shelterforce. Via Twitter
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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
Grants Manager, Capitol Hill Housing, Seattle, WA Capitol Hill Housing seeks a grants manager who will be responsible for grant acquisition and stewardship for the annual fund and the capital campaign, including research and prospecting, annual strategic grant planning, grant writing . . . Read Full Listing
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
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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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