(ShelterForce) The Age of Predatory Inclusion

Week of June 15
In this Issue: The Age of Predatory Inclusion Why We Must Protect Young People from Homelessness Now The Case for Off-Site Fees ● Also: Jobs ● Industry News ● Events ● You Said It ● In Case You Missed It +
Q&A by Miriam Axel-Lute, Shelterforce
Inclusionary zoning requires new developments to include affordable units, but many cities allow developers to by-pass this by paying an off-site fee. We talked with Sam Moss of Mission Housing about why he thinks that the fee out option gets unfairly demonized. Read Full Article
Marisa Espinoza, Northwest Pilot Project
High school and college graduates are entering an extremely difficult economy. What lessons can we draw from previous economic crises about the housing risks they will face? Read Full Article
Review by Ben Holtzman, Lehman College
While redlining is getting increased attention, far less is known about federal housing policy that targeted African Americans after its official end. This is the subject taken up by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor’s engrossing and penetrating book, Race for Profit. Read Full Review
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Industry News
Monica Valdes Lupi will be joining The Kresge Foundation this September as the health program’s new managing director. She currently serves as senior fellow at the de Beaumont Foundation. Previously, she served as the executive director of the Boston Public Health Commission, the local health department for the City of Boston. Valdes succeeds David Fukuzawa, who will retire.

Environmental justice leader Deeohn Ferris has been named president of the Institute for Sustainable Communities. She previously served as as vice president for equity, diversity, and inclusion at the National Audubon Society. Ferris begins her tenure on July 1.

Read Ferris's work for Shelterforce here.

Wednesday, July 1, 2 p.m. ET | Remaking the Economy: Special Webinar in Partnership with Shelterforce! | Housing Justice amid COVID-19: A Roundtable Discussion | This webinar will explore what it means to “cancel rent,” rent strikes and other forms of housing activism, the impact of structural racism on housing opportunity and housing markets, how to use CARES dollars to protect tenants in your hometown, and more. Register here.

Wednesday, June 17, 11 a.m. ET | How Can Data Science Support an Inclusive Recovery? | Join data.org and the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth for a discussion on how we can harness the power of data science in the wake of COVID-19's economic impact. During this online panel discussion, technologists and data for good leaders will highlight examples and opportunities to use data and analytics to strengthen the social safety net and address the pandemic’s impact on underserved populations. Register here.

Tuesday, June 23, 1 p.m. ET | How To Make Your Health System Truly Person-Centered | Join The Root Cause Coalition, Community Catalyst, and the Health Care Transformation Task Force for a presentation on better engaging healthcare consumers. The session will highlight a new online Change Package–developed by Community Catalyst and the Health Care Transformation Task Force–which will provide webinar participants a roadmap for cultivating strong engagement with health care consumers. Register here.

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You Said It

Ruth Thomas-Squance: Great piece from Shelterforce Magazine that has given me food for thought this week. Via LinkedIn

Joe Kriesberg: I strongly encourage community developers to read and consider this challenge from @Shelterforce for us to take on the issues of police violence and police reform directly. Via Twitter

Steve Lockwood: One of the real complications in this discussion is the radical different between different locales. The coasts are in far worse trouble than where we are — Memphis. With average rents of about $700 in our neighborhood, most people are currently keeping up with rents. We believe our real economic . . . Read More

hgray: THANK YOU! This was an EXCELLENT description of these issues written by experts in the field. I have been searching for this content for months now, to present to my Mayor, City Council and County to consider when voting on our moratorium ordinances . . . Read More
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