(ShelterForce) People are talking race & housing. Can we seize the moment?

Week of July 20
In this Issue: ● Systemic Racism Starts and Ends with Housing ● This Moment Calls for Finally Making Homeownership Access Fair ● We Need a Rural New Deal ● Also: Jobs ● Events ● You Said It ● In Case You Missed It +
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Doug Ryan, Prosperity Now
As a rare national conversation about race and housing is underway, now is the time to implement the tools we already know work to advance homeownership. Read Full Article
Gail Schechter, organizer
All I could think of as I scanned a crowd of 4,000 mostly young, white, earnest faces was that to end the shame of systemic racism on Chicago’s North Shore, their next step should be to . . .  Read Full Article
In Case You Missed It
Katie Parker, The Democracy Collaborative
Just as the original New Deal was in large part designed to address the dire challenges rural America faced in the 1930s, todays rural community economic development practitioners can learn from the Green New Deal, the policy framework that . . . Read Full Article
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Events

Wednesday, July 29, 2 to 3 p.m. ET | Preventing Eviction During COVID​ | LISC's Family Income and Wealth Building will host a webinar with NoĆ«lle Porter of the National Housing Law Project on navigating housing instability and preventing eviction as many of the protections under the CARES Act come to a close. Register here.

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You Said It


Brandon Kovnat: Great article! It summarizes many of the points I have tried to articulate before. Economists by and large do not take geography into account. It has frustrated me to see discussions on how hard it is to build a house within a city that already had high-density while ignoring . . . Read More

Rose Alexandra Phillips: . . . Between the pandemic and re-energized discussions about criminal justice reform, hopefully more states are questioning the length of sentences for drug offenses. If these inmate-labor affordable housing programs are going to be around for awhile, hopefully they’ll take some risks and provide opportunities to violent offenders who are within two or three years of release. Read More
Jobs
Executive Director ● Raise Texas, a 501(c) (3) statewide network of nonprofit organizations, for-profit corporations, and public institutions working to support and expand asset-building activities in Texas, seeks an executive director. Read Full Listing
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
Executive Director, The Community Fund of North Miami Dade, Inc., Miami-Dade, Florida ● The Community Fund of North Miami Dade, Inc., a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), a subsidiary of Opa-Locka Community Development Corporation (OLCDC), is seeking an Executive Director to manage and provide overall leadership, strategy, and stewardship of its loan fund. 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
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Editor and Publisher, Miriam Axel-Lute
Managing Editor, Lillian M. Ortiz
Associate Editor, Brandon Duong
Assistant Editor, Elizabeth Oguss
Operations Manager, Sam Fields
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