What Financial Coaches Don't Say

Week of March 3
In this Issue: Not All Rent Regulations Are Created Equal What Do All These Rent Regulation Terms Mean? Bringing Justice Home Financial Coaches, Let’s Be Upfront About Economic Structural Racism Also: Jobs ● Events ● Industry News ● You Said It In Case You Missed It +
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Shelterforce Staff
As rents have been rising, organizing for rent regulations have gained steam. However, the terms used to describe rent regulations can be unclear and are used in many different ways. We did our best to tease out some distinctions. Read Full Article
Miriam Axel-Lute, Shelterforce
As we work toward passing rent regulations in cities and states across the country, there’s an important distinction we should be making between two different sets of goals and approaches, and they could line up with some terms that are currently used interchangeably. Read Full Article
Dedrick Asante-Muhammad, National Community Reinvestment Coalition
Financial education messaging is too often presented as if individual behavior and attitudes are the cause of our growing economic challenges rather than our social, economic, and political systems. Read Full Article
Miriam Axel-Lute, Shelterforce
Chances are high that community developers are working in areas and with populations that are being strongly affected by overpolicing and hyper-incarceration. In this issue we take a look at that intersection. Read Editor’s Note
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
Ismael Guerrero has been named the next president and CEO of Mercy Housing. Guerrero previously served as executive director of the Housing Authority of the City and County of Denver. He succeeds Jane Graf, who is retiring.
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You Said It

Ingrid: Thanks so much for this article—I especially found the call to spend more time describing *systems* of injustice particularly helpful. I think it’s also worth reflecting on how much of the language we use to describe our fellow human beings is . . . Read More

Chris Lombardi: Good guide for what to do if that seems likely, though. Via Twitter

Joe Kriesberg: Very interesting and insightful @Shelterforce article about whether and how homeownership can help close the racial wealth gap . . . Via Twitter
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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
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
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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