High-Risk, Essential, and Illegally Evicted

Week of April 13
In this Issue: Amplifying the Stories of the Formerly Incarcerated ● A Fair Chance at Housing for People with Records ● High-Risk, Essential, and Illegally Evicted ● Expanding Housing Choice Vouchers Would Strengthen the Safety Net The Coronavirus Will Explode Achievement Gaps in Education Also: Jobs ● Industry News ● Resources ● Opportunities ● You Said It In Case You Missed It +
Katy Reckdahl, Shelterforce
Eviction moratoriums are only as good as their enforcement, as one man’s harrowing story in New Orleans shows. Read Full Article
Jill Khadduri, Abt Associates
Expanding the Housing Choice Voucher program will help to reinforce a weak social safety net that is only weakening amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Read Full Article
Richard Rothstein, Economic Policy Institute
The achievement gap between low-income and other children is already equivalent to at least two years of schooling. Might the shutdown expand that by another half year? Read Full Article
A selection of art that highlights the effects of long-term sentencing and the need to support and expand services for those who are reentering society. Read Full Article
Gianna Baker and Kristin Ginger, Chicago Area Fair Housing Alliance and Housing Action Illinois
If you have an arrest or conviction record, you’ll most likely have a difficult time finding a place to rent. A new law in Cook County aims to protect potential tenants from housing discrimination. Read Full Article
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Industry News

Brett Oumedian has been appointed chief financial officer of Cinnaire effective April 7, 2020. He will succeed Christopher Cox, who announced his retirement in January. Oumedian previously served as Cinnaire’s controller.

#AfterThis is an online festival of ideas and art launched by NCRC and Just Economy Club to imagine how we recover and how the world works #afterthis. It is a celebration of creativity, ideas and insights from anyone, anywhere. Learn more here.

  • Leading Groups Online has published a free e-book on leading online courses, meetings, trainings, and events during the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Mutual Aid Disaster Relief's growing directory of mutual aid pandemic disaster care. 

  • Database of Localized Resources During COVID 19 Outbreak.

You Said It

Jeff Levin: Excellent piece and something many of us have been discussing – finding opportunity in crisis. But on the question of whether or not to buy rent controlled properties, I think it’s more nuanced. Here in California, as you know, we have vacancy decontrol, which means that while current tenants are protected, the units themselves will . . . Read More

Mitch Kahn: Glad to report that the mayor and council of Montclair, N.J. passed the town's first rent control ordinance. This has been a decades long battle and the tenants have finally prevailed. Since the year 2000 . . . Read More
Editor, Miriam Axel-Lute
Managing Editor, Lillian M. Ortiz
Senior Editor, Keli A. Tianga
Assistant Editor, Elizabeth Oguss
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