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In This Issue: Activists Take Over Vacant Homes Owned by Housing Authority ● Policing, Segregation, and Causation vs. Correlation ● Federal Funds to Fix the Appraisal Gap?
Week of August 31
In This Issue:Activists Take Over Vacant Homes Owned by Housing Authority ● Policing, Segregation, and Causation vs. Correlation● Federal Funds to Fix the Appraisal Gap?● Also: Jobs ● Events ● You Said It ● In Case You Missed It +
About 50 people—mostly single mothers and their children—have been living in vacant Philadelphia Housing Authority units since March. The move-ins are both acts of necessity and a protest against the PHA, which has . . .Read Full Article
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Tuesday, Sept. 1, 3 p.m. ET | Remaking the Economy: Special Webinar with Shelterforce and NPQ | Tenant Responses to the Eviction Crisis: A Roundtable Discussion | Shelterforce is partnering with NPQ for this webinar to discuss what is needed to keep people in their homes amid the pandemic, how to protect tenants in your community, the impact of structural racism on housing, and more. Register here.
Thursday, Sept. 17, 2 p.m. ET | Driving Impact Webinar Series | Fostering Resilience, Resisting Abuse | Join Bank of America and AARP for this webinar that will share how AARP Foundation works to forge practical approaches to address senior poverty, particularly given the unprecedented job losses and economic strains resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Register here.
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Partnership for Strong Communities: Connecticut has one of the highest mortgage delinquency rates in the nation. We must act to protect homeowners in distress—or else risk a private equity buy-out of the housing market, like we saw after the 2008 recession.Via Twitter
Amir Ayromloo: To all the property owners who are complaining about how unfair this situation is to them: While no doubt that you are also getting hit negatively by this crisis, look at it from a human point of view rather than dollars and cents capitalist view. I ask implore you to answer the following questions . . .Read More
Tiffany Manuel: Wow had a great session with some of the fantastic folks
@neighborworks & @GroundedNetwork doing work on shared-equity models to advance opportunities for wealth creation in our country. @Shelterforce did a fantastic piece on this, and right now, this is so timely! . . .Via Twitter
Allie: The benefits individualized housing provides are no surprise, and it’s good to finally have the data to demonstrate these realities so plainly. In order for people to heal and thrive, they need safety, privacy, and dignity. To go back to congregate housing would be a true disservice to our fellow humans ...Read More
David Cooper: Successfully ending homelessness requires more than housing. It's a climb aided by the principles and practices of [psychologists Abraham] Maslow and [Albert] Bandura.Read More
Todd: I’m questioning whether this approach will be as effective as simply outlawing single-family zoning in most urban and suburban areas, like in Oregon. It seem like a good step in the right direction, but is it sufficient?Read More
Southern California Association of NonProfit Housing: Good read from @Shelterforce on lessons all of us can take from the serious momentum toward ending exclusionary zoning in Massachusetts.Via Twitter