(ShelterForce) Why to Build Tiny House Villages During the Pandemic

Week of June 1
In this Issue: Green Affordable Housing Matters More Than Ever The Case for Building Tiny House Villages During the Pandemic Your Essential Worker May Be a Voucher Holder ● Also: Jobs ● Events ● You Said It ● In Case You Missed It +
Shelterforce stands unequivocally against police violence and vigilantism, including the murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor [and countless more]. What is happening around the country right now, while heartbreaking, is a completely predictable reaction to the danger and humiliation that Black Americans have been constantly subjected to. We stand in solidarity with all of our readers whose families and communities are affected and crying out for justice, and will be working to lift up your voices in our coverage.

Harold, Miriam, Lillian & Sam
Zelda Tally, Baltimore Regional Housing Partnership
Essential workers like me risk their lives on the front lines—but only some of us have stable housing to come home to. Read Full Article
Sharon Lee, Low Income Housing Institute
Placing homeless people in hotels may appear to be a solution, but it's a short-term and expensive quick fix. Tiny house villages are a better option. Here’s why. Read Full Article
Kimberly Vermeer, Urban Habitat Initiatives, and Walker Wells, Raimi+Associates 
COVID-19 is quickly changing how we think about the places we live, and about how we will design the new normal. Green building must be part of that vision. Read Full Article
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Industry News

Adriana Rocha has been named the next president of Neighborhood Funders Group (NFG). Rocha has served as NFG’s vice president of programs since May 2017. Rocha and Sarita Ahuja served as interim co-directors for the past 10 months after NFG’s former president, Dennis Quirin, stepped down to become executive director at the Raikes Foundation.
You Said It

AHC Inc: Energized after listening to Housing reporters @Shelterforce editor @miriam_mjoy, @allyschweitzer and @Seattle4Growth's Roger Valdez discuss the complicated world of housing and why housing stability affects us all. Thx @natlhousingconf. #solutionscomms Via Twitter

Micki Pease: I can think of 3 changes to existing housing policy, in regards to what is known as Section 8, that would enable more people to pursue rentals that are otherwise cut off within the current system. The 1st is extremely . . . Read More

Frank Woodruff: Great job capturing the moment and the place, Johanna. Read More

KeAndra Cylear Dodds: We need more bold action to end homelessness & ensure stable, affordable & safe housing for all. Interesting article about the possibilities & importance of our post-COVID19 response. Via Twitter

Patrick Morrissy: It seems the issue left unaddressed is: what happens when the eviction moratorium is lifted? Suggesting that the Moratorium is a solution is pretty misleading. What about a solution now -for example, a program that requires the landlord to forgive one-third of the rent, the tenant agrees to. . . Read More

Peter W. Peters: There is much about this proposal with which I agree. Any solution to the current housing crisis now exacerbated by COVID 19 needs to protect both tenant and landlord. But in my view it is time to raise the question of public housing with adequate funding to both build and maintain such housing. It seems clear to me that only providing rental assistance to those . . . Read More
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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