(ShelterForce) Unexpected Guidance on Housing Messaging

Week of August 3
In this Issue: Funding to Purchase Naturally Occurring Affordable Housing Nonprofits That Serve Immigrants Adapt to COVID New Research Gives Guidance on Housing Messaging—Some of It Unexpected ● Also: Jobs ● Events ● You Said It ● In Case You Missed It +
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Miriam Axel-Lute, Shelterforce
What resonates with which populations? Is there really strong opposition? How should we talk about race? Read Full Article
Moha Thakur, National Housing Trust, and Daniel Warwick, HR&A Advisors
The economic fallout from COVID will lead to many multifamily buildings going up for sale. How can we preserve their affordability instead of letting them go to Wall Street? Existing funds that do just that offer models and lessonsRead Full Article
By David Howard King, Shelterforce
COVID-19 quickly exacerbated instability in housing, health care, and income for immigrant communities. How have community groups stepped up to help? Read Full Article
In Case You Missed It
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Tuesday, August 4, 2 p.m. ET | Delivering Credit to Entrepreneurs of Color Impacted by COVID-19: Why Community Financial Institutions Are Essential | Join the The Economic Opportunities Program of the Aspen Institute to talk about the role CDFIs can play in supporting entrepreneurs and advancing equity during this uncertain time, as well as how policymakers, investors, philanthropy, and others can support the work of CDFIs. Register here.

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You Said It

Aaron Carr: Thanks @Shelterforce for this thought-provoking article. Via Twitter

Bob Zdenek: Greg Squires article on Pollution, Place, and Unnecessary Tragedy raises a number of significant points about environmental pollution and racism. Louisville is hardly alone in terms of creating negative health outcomes for low-income communities and communities of color. I have become active in . . . Read More

Lisa J. Blount: I love how this couple is investing in communities instead if just investing in real estate. I love how he mentioned the importance of maintaining historic connections so its not just about gentrification and profit. I lived in . . . Read More

Alice Gilgoff: If we want to solve the homeless crisis, we have to give people affordable housing (that they control) before homelessness. TOPA contributes to this goal. Read More
Call for Freelancers, Shelterforce ● Shelterforce is recruiting freelance reporters to cover a wide range of topics related to community development, affordable housing, and neighborhood stabilization. Our assignments require a deeper dive than a typical news article, and generally run between 1,200 and 2,200 words . . . 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
Real Estate Project Manager, RUPCO, Kingston, NY ● RUPCO's Real Estate Development Project Manager will have 3 to 5 years of experience to process existing development pursuits and assist with new target opportunities. He/she/they will leverage their skills and experience in affordable housing best practices to take a significant leadership role in the creation of . . . Read Full Listing
Real Estate Development Project Manager, Homestead Community Land Trust, Seattle, WA ● Homestead seeks an experienced housing developer who will have hands-on responsibility for housing development projects from conception to completion, as well as ongoing stewardship of homes in trust. The Real Estate Development Project Manager will work in partnership with the . . . Read Full Listing
Director of Homeownership & Stewardship Services, Homestead Community Land Trust, Seattle, WA ● Homestead seeks an experienced community land trust specialist who will have both hands-on and leadership responsibility for homeownership services and stewardship. The Director of Homeownership and Stewardship Services is a member of the senior leadership team who designs and implements . . . Read Full Listing
Executive Director, Raise Texas, Flexible Location, TX ● 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. The ED manages and coordinates all of the day-to-day operations of the organization . . . 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
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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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