(ShelterForce) A Pandemic's Silver Lining for the Homeless

Week of August 24
In this Issue: Duluth Indigenous Groups Reframe Climate Work in Cultural Context Not Your Granddad's Suburb Hotel Rooms for the Homeless Change Health Outcomes Beyond COVID Also: Jobs ● Resources ● Events ● You Said It ● In Case You Missed It +
Nicole Martinez, Shelterforce
Beyond the crucial goal of reducing the spread of COVID-19, providers say that the shift from shelters to hotel rooms has made dramatic positive change for their clients. Read Full Article
Peter Dreier, Occidental College
Trump attempted to win over the suburbs by using racist buzzwords, demonstrating his ignorance of what modern suburbia looks like. Read Full Article
Interview by Brandon Duong, Shelterforce
How gardens, worm bins, and solar panels help reclaim agency for Duluth's Indigenous communities. Read Full Article
In Case You Missed It
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Gentrification and the Health of Legacy Residents | Health Affairs released the latest in their series of health policy briefs. The brief examines the potential health impacts of urban gentrification on original (or legacy) neighborhood residents.

Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, 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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You Said It

Helen: My reply to “why don’t low income people save” is save what? The very fact that they are low income implies they struggle to meet basic needs. They may save a portion of each paycheck in order to pay the rent, but saving for the future is beyond most poor people’s ability. This is not to say they do not want to save, just that it is rarely an option. Read More

Sharon laValley: In a time when people are screaming for affordable housing this is needed on a more human condition level. I am all for this. GENTRIFICATION HAS PRICED US OUT OF SHELTER TOO LONG. Read More

Ben Chin: We need to treat housing in rich areas the same as everywhere else, and that includes policies that increase density. Housing policy is not just for low income neighborhoods! #homesguarantee. Great piece on @Shelterforce. Via Twitter

Meg Maguire: Alan, thank you for your willingness to take on “fad thinking.” The push for [getting rid of] single family zoning in DC — by Sierra Club, a few Council members and Council candidates, and others — is strikingly simplistic: Minneapolis is doing it, therefore, DC should. Our Office of Planning has submitted to Council a totally rewritten . . . Read More

Chris: Thank you, Alan, for this important set of clarifications to your previous essay. Read More

RW Force: Why have suburbs zoned so much unused land for commercial/industrial use instead of housing? Unfortunately, even in so-called “progressive” states municipal and school funding are tied to the property tax, incentivising them to try to attract high-value, low expense development. Low-cost high-density housing is . . . Read More
Program Assistant, Center for Community Investment, Washington, D.C. ● This new, full-time (40 hours/week), assistant-level position is designed to support the Center for Community Investment (CCI)’s leadership development programs and activities. The Program Assistant will handle administrative and logistical tasks to support the implementation of the . . . Read Full Listing
Project Manager - Affordable Housing, Full Circle Communities, Chicago, IL ● Full Circle is seeking a Project Manager to join our Real Estate Development Team to oversee all aspects of the development process, from initial concept through construction completion and initial occupancy for specific projects. The position reports to the Vice President of . . . Read Full Listing
President & CEO, Cleveland Neighborhood Progress (CNP), Cleveland, OH ● CNP seeks its next president and CEO. The new president and CEO will have the opportunity to build upon previous CNP achievements, which include critical initiatives that build awareness for racial equity and inclusion, as well as efforts to support neighborhoods affected by redlining and . . . Read Full Listing
Executive Director, Lexington Community Land Trust, Lexington, KT ● Lexington Community Land Trust (LCLT) is seeking an Executive Director to lead this non-profit community development organization which creates permanently affordable housing through a community-centric model. The Executive Director must be a culturally competent . . . Read Full Listing
Housing Program Coordinator, City of Charlottesville, Charlottesville, VA ● The City of Charlottesville is seeking qualified candidates to be considered for the position of Housing Program Coordinator who are highly motivated and who strives for success by demonstrating Charlottesville's Core Values of Leadership, Trust, Creativity, Respect, and Excellence. Read Full Listing
The Program Specialist will assist the Director of Affordable Housing with the daily operations, administrative, and program outreach of the Athens Land Trust Affordable Housing Program, with a particular focus on stewardship activities. Each candidate should . . . 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
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