ShelterForce: COVID-19 and Housing

Week of March 24
In this Issue: Getting the Vote Back Business as Usual: Trump Agencies Resist Calls to Suspend Non-Essential Rulemaking An Eviction Moratorium Is Not Enough—Suspend Rent Massachusetts Affordable Housing Providers Offer Voluntary Eviction Moratorium—But There’s More to Do The Many Fronts of COVID-19 Related Housing Needs and Measures Also: Jobs ● Resources ● Events ● You Said It In Case You Missed It +
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There are many people involved in the justice system who can vote but don’t know it. How can communities reach these voters and increase their political power? 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.

The Alliance for Strong Families and Communities has launched a new series of webinars and an online discussion forum for community-based human services organizations to discuss the potential health impact and business disruptions as a result of COVID-19. 

Creative Capital has created a list of resources during the COVID-19 pandemic for artists working in all disciplines, arts philanthropists and arts professionals.  

For all up-to-date, basic information about the COVID-19 virus, including how to protect yourself and recognize symptoms, please refer to the CDC and National Institutes of Health websites.

Residents living in affordable housing and senior housing communities across the nation are receiving support from Rainbow Housing Assistance CorporationWith the Web-Based Resident Applied Programming, “WRAP,” residents can receive help with employment readiness, continuing education, crisis intervention that includes drug and alcohol awareness, and personal development, in their own homes.

The National Low Income Housing Coalition has created a page for resources and news on the Coronavirus and Housing/Homelessness, including: webinars, congressional recommendations, national updates, and more.

NHC’s March Restoring Neighborhoods Webinar discussed how to prevent spreading COVID-19, and appropriate precautions and contingency planning for property managers.

Thursday, Mar. 26, 2 p.m. ET | Webinar | Seven funder affinity groups are hosting a free webinar on Working and Funding at the Intersection of Climate Change, Health and Equity. Kresge's Jalonne White-Newsome, environment senior program officer, will serve as a guest speaker. Register here.
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You Said It

Fernando Centeno: Thanks for your good work & pioneering ideas. I have one to offer for your consideration: the ill effects from the widespread use of the “urban planning” model which focuses on the built environment with the commercial real estate industry. Public officials view “success” in business terms rather than . . . Read More

Ben: If cities don’t allow new “luxury” housing to be built, then middle cost housing will become high-cost and high-cost housing will become luxury. Suppressing market-rate housing leads to gentrification. Read More

Brian Donovan: We need more homeowners. Let's give tenants first right of refusal to buy their houses or apartment buildings when they go up for sale. And support them with . . . Via Twitter
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In Case You Missed It

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
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