(ShelterForce) Relief from the Rent

Week of May 18: Edition 1
In this Issue: How CDCs Are Fighting Back Against Anti-Asian Harassment Relief from the Rent Also: Jobs ● Events ● You Said It ● In Case You Missed It +
Josh Cohen, Shelterforce
Rental assistance has been included in the House Democrats’ financial package. It would be none too soon for the people left out of overwhelmed state and local efforts. Read Full Article
Terrence McDonald, Shelterforce
Advocates for the Asian-American community say the COVID-19 crisis has led to the most widespread discrimination against them since the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks. Here's how community development groups are stepping up. Read Full Article
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Thursday, May 21, 2:30 p.m. ET | Racial Equity During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic | Join Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, one of America’s foremost historians and leading antiracist voices, and Diane Yentel, president and CEO of the NLIHC, for a conversation on how our housing and homelessness response to COVID-19 must center racial equity and address systemic inequities and discrimination. Register here.

Corrected Date: June 4, 2020, at 1:30 p.m. ET | Reimagined in America: Taking a Well-Being Approach | Join the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for a discussion about what U.S. communities can learn from cities and countries around the world, like Scotland and Bhutan, that are reorienting policies, programs and budgets to put the well-being of people and the planet at the center of all decisions. Register here.

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You Said It

Bob Zdenek: Amanda Abrams’ article does a good job of underscoring the important role that community development plays in disaster planning, preparedness and recovery. The location of an affordable housing development, the materials, and the ability to evacuate people and have emergency vehicles access . . . Read More

Address Yourself: Through our past experiences we can learn to grow forward as a sustainable society, and Shelterforce depicts how Post-COVID preparation is necessary for that purpose. Via Facebook

Mike McGee: And even before COVID, Chicago was infamous for not having a trauma center in its most vulnerable region. We need more hospitals; not a letting go of what we already have. Via Twitter

A Blade of Grass: Really interested to follow this Shelterforce 3-part series looking at artists working in housing organizations in Anchorage, Slayton, MN, and Los Angeles, following up on major ArtPlace America grants to incorporate arts and culture in housing and social services. Some . . . Via Facebook
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
NLIHC Housing Policy Analyst/Senior Housing Policy Analyst, National Low Income Housing Coalition, Washington, D.C. ● NLIHC seeks a housing policy analyst/senior housing policy analyst (depending on experience) responsible for identifying, analyzing, advocating, and engaging the Coalition’s membership and network in action on federal policy and regulatory activities related to . . . Read Full Listing
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Editor, Miriam Axel-Lute
Managing Editor, Lillian M. Ortiz
Assistant Editor, Elizabeth Oguss
Operations Associate, Sam Fields
Publisher, Harold Simon
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