(ShelterForce) Murder, Redlining, and the Fight for Jamaica Plain

Week of July 6
In this Issue: How CDCs Are Fighting Back Against Anti-Asian Harassment Frances Goldin—Revolutionary, Organizer, Visionary, Friend—Joins the Ancestors at Age 95 Murder, Redlining, and the Fight for Jamaica Plain ● Also: Jobs ● Events ● You Said It ● In Case You Missed It +
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Review by Kenneth Reardon, University of Massachusetts Boston
In “Redlined: A Novel of Boston” by Richard W. Wise, an organizer's murder in 1970s Jamaica Plain exposes corruption implicating the city’s major developers, politicians, and nonprofit leaders. Read Full Review
Lynn Lewis, organizer
Frances Goldin influenced a generation of housing organizers. Her vision was of a multiracial, multiethnic community based on the principles of justice. Her instruction to us was to fight for it. Read Full Article
In Case You Missed It
Terrence McDonald, Shelterforce
Since the start of the pandemic, there has been a dramatic rise in the number of assaults, harassment, and hate crimes against the Asian-American community. How are community development groups are stepping up? Read Full Article
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Industry News
The National Innovation Service has launched the Center for Housing Justice, an arm of the agency that will focus on dismantling structural racism inside the nation’s housing and homeless service systems. The agency will be staffed by Sarah Hunter, a former policy advisor to HUD Secretary Juli├ín Castro and most recently a senior program manager at the Corporation for Supportive Housing.

Friday, July 10, 1:30 p.m. ET | Advancing Health Equity During and Beyond COVID-19: Addressing Housing and Homelessness | Join Trust for America's Health for a webinar to discuss the disproportionate and long-existing economic and health disparities among people who are housing insecure or experience homelessness and how the pandemic is widening those disparities. Register here.

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You Said It

Michael Anderson: Superb piece @Shelterforce on racial equity, housing, & COVID featuring brilliant women housing advocacy leaders . . . Via Twitter

CCC Housing Trust Fund: Great piece in @Shelterforce on racial equity, housing, and COVID. Via Twitter

On “As Moratoriums Start to Lift, Preparing for an Eviction Wave
Claas Ehlers: This is why there should be a PPP program for landlords. The CA program outlined here is smart, humane, and effective. Keep people housed, give landlords (particularly smaller ones) solvency, prevent #homelessness. Via Twitter

Joe Kriesberg: As MA prepares for wave of evictions, this article in @Shelterforce highlights innovative approaches from other states. Lots of good ideas. Via Twitter
Chief Executive Officer/Publisher, Shelterforce, Montclair, NJ ● Shelterforce seeks a Chief Executive Officer/Publisher (CEO/Publisher) to advance its mission, grow its capacity, audience, and influence, and strategically and sustainably guide the organization through an evolving and dynamic media landscape. Read Full Listing
Rehab Project Manager and Sustainability Director, Northern California Land Trust, Berkeley, CA ● Northern California Land Trust seeks a Rehab Project Manager who will be a core team member of both the Property Management/ Stewardship team and the Project Development team and will lead the rehab and energy efficiency upgrades at NCLT’s portfolio of more than 20 projects. In addition . . . Read Full Listing
Director of the National Land Bank Network, The Center for Community Progress, Washington, D.C. ● The Center for Community progress seeks a Director of the National Land Bank Network, who will serve as the engineer of a new, formalized, national platform for NLBN members to connect and share knowledge, develop innovative programs and policy reforms, and learn new skills through . . . Read Full Listing
President & CEO, Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois ● NHS seeks a visionary, entrepreneurial leader with an understanding and passion for the role of “home” in the human experience. Candidates will have a minimum of ten years’ leadership experience in organizations of comparable size, demonstrated knowledge of . . . Read Full Listing
Deputy Director for Policy and Research, The Center for NYC Neighborhoods, New York, New York ● The Center for NYC Neighborhoods seeks a Deputy Directory for Policy and Research who will be responsible for all policy and research work at the Center. The Deputy Director for Policy and Research is an exempt position that reports to the . . . Read Full Listing
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