(ShelterForce) We Need a Federal Housing Agency

Week of August 10
In this Issue: The Most We Can Do: A National Mandate for Housing JusticeWe Need a Federal Housing Agency Lasting Affordability Is the Path to Resilience ● Also: Jobs ● Events ● Resources ● You Said It ● In Case You Missed It +
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Murtaza Baxamusa, San Diego County Building and Construction Trades Council Family Housing Corporation
There is no true “public option” in the development of housing in the United States, and definitely none that is available and accessible to most Americans. There needs to be. Read Full Article
Sasha Hauswald and Stephanie Reyes, Grounded Solutions Network
These six housing investment strategies will incorporate lasting affordability, racial equity, and resilience into COVID-19 recovery plans. Read Full Article
Tony Pickett, Grounded Solutions Network; and Robert Burns, Citi Community Investing
As the U.S. wrestles with its long history of racial injustice, shared-equity programs stand as one solution to address inequality and exclusion in the realms of housing. Here’s why. Read Full Article
In Case You Missed It
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Shelterforce editor-in-chief Miriam Axel-Lute joins Doug Ryan from Prosperity Now in a conversation about community land trusts, land banking, land speculation, and COVID-19 on Tuesday, Aug. 11, from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Innovations in Naturally Occurring Affordable Housing Summit. Register for the whole event here


The United Hospital Fund released The Road Forward: Framework for a Population Health Approach to Health and Housing Partnerships to provide community-based organizations and health care organizations with a framework for achieving housing security.

The National Low Income Housing Coalition has been hosting weekly national calls to share information about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on people experiencing homelessness and America’s lowest-income renters, as well as the responses being carried out by federal, state, and local governments, homeless service providers, housing providers, and advocates. Find the full schedule and agenda for the next set of meetings here.

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You Said It

Business Center for New Americans: An article that one must read to truly understand the challenges of immigrant communities during this pandemic. Thank you to David H. King and @Shelterforce. Via Twitter

David P. Gaby: This story is overdue and clearly describes the programs carried out after passage of the Fair Housing Act in 1968 and the “Nixon Freeze,” which was imposed in about 1973. The next story that needs to be told is . . . Read More

MaryAnn Sorensen Allacci: There are pros and cons to both ownership and tenant relationships with housing. While ownership is often tied to wealth generation, the responsibility for ownership cannot be underestimated. Programs are needed to support . . . Read More

Claas Ehlers: Very insightful article on NOAH preservation. Via Twitter

Jonathan Reckford: @Shelterforce with the important question: “What Happens if 23 Million Renters Are Evicted?” Let’s act now so that we don’t have to find out the answer. Via Twitter
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
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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