(ShelterForce) Navigating the Eviction Process and its Lasting Impact

Week of Sept. 28
In This Issue: Three Local Policies to Promote Equitable Mixed-Income Communities Who Enforces CRA? Evicted—Navigating the Eviction Process and its Lasting Impact Also: Jobs ● Events ● You Said It ● In Case You Missed It +
Amy T. Khare, National Initiative on Mixed-Income Communities
Building inclusive mixed-income communities is one strategy to combat persistent poverty, promote social connectivity, and increase economic mobility for all. So how do we do it?  Read Full Article
Dana Bartolomei, National Housing Trust
Despite a national eviction moratorium, millions of renters will soon navigate a costly and inefficient system. We take a closer look at one person’s experience after her landlord decided to evict. Read Full Article
Shelterforce staff
Why are there three different agencies enforcing the Community Reinvestment Act? Who does each agency enforce it on? Read Full Article
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Tuesday, Sept. 29, 3 p.m. ET | Racial Healing for Ourselves, Our Communities and Our Future | Join the American Public Health Association for the fourth webinar in their Advancing Racial Equity series. This session will discuss racial healing as essential for dismantling racism and advancing racial equity. Register here.

Saturday, Oct. 3, 2 p.m. ET | Organizing and Leadership Forum with the National Union of the Homeless | Join the Action Network to hear from leaders of the NUH about their experiences in the late 70s and 80s, organizing and leadership lessons learned, and how they're bringing those experiences forward to today, as part of the Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival. Register here.

Through Oct. 31 | Home Truths: Films about Housing Rights, Displacement, and the Meaning of Home | This online film series, presented in association with Shelterforce, highlights a variety of films that have dramatized the plight of those who wage a daily battle for safe and secure housing, that have unveiled the structural and economic forces that render that struggle so difficult, and that have chronicled the efforts of activists to make change. Learn more here.

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You Said It

Craig Stevens: This is an excellent article which I am interested in learning from Anne Price and others of her school of thought what focusing on the root causes of the racialized wealth gap. For me, her article points to developing strategies for implementing a . . . Read More

Thriving Communities: Building a Vibrant, Inclusive Vermont: This Shelterforce article asks housing and racial justice advocates to shift away from highlighting the racial wealth gap, but instead highlight the systems that continue to support and broaden that gap, such as housing inequality. Via Facebook

Dr. Gail H. Tompkins: This an excellent way to address the homeless people in a community. Great work. Read More

Randy Shaw: Nicholas, thanks for the article. San Francisco has a remarkable opportunity to shift those temporarily housed in tourist hotels (roughly 2000) into permanent housing. This is due to the recent final court approval of Prop C, which passed in Nov. 2018 and brings $250 million to $300 million a year for homeless services. At least 50% must . . . Read More

Doug: Thank you for this article. Could you please provide examples of displacement avoidance strategies? I see a lot here about creating awareness and partnerships, which is important, but it is unclear what the ideas are for actually improving investment while limiting displacement. Read More

Sissy: The hyperlink above will take you to the full policy with more detailed language, additionally we well be publishing a more comprehensive tool kit and implementation guide next month that we’re happy to share with you and the broader Shelterforce community. However it is important to create meaningful partnerships because if for example . . . Read More

Urban Phoenix Project: Gentrification should always be a concern and something we actively fight. But that doesn't mean that our communities can’t have nice things. We must make sure that improvements are made WITH the community and not displacing them. Via Twitter

Sarah McGraw Greenberg: Anyone else having deja vu from the housing crisis? @Shelterforce magazine does a great job outlining what we learned. Via Twitter
President, Berkshire Housing, Pittsfield, MA ● Berkshire Housing seeks a President to help further the organization’s vision to improve the quality of life for residents of Berkshire County by increasing affordable housing opportunities, delivering community development programs and projects, and operating a professional management company. Read Full Listing
Executive Director, Houston Housing Collaborative (Part of TACDC), Houston, TX ● The Executive Director will provide overall leadership in all aspects of Houston Housing Collaborative’s organizational activities. A successful candidate will have a passion for affordable housing and an unwavering belief and commitment to collaboration as a means of planning, implementing and evaluating community-driven goals. The Executive Director will . . . Read Full Listing
Director of Homeownership and Stewardship Services, Homestead Community Land Trust, Seattle, WAHomestead 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 . . . Read Full Listing
Development Director, National Community Stabilization Trust, Washington, D.C. ● The National Community Stabilization Trust (NCST) seeks an energetic and entrepreneurial Development Director to implement its development plan. NCST desires a candidate with a commitment to racial and economic justice, equitable community development, and affordable homeownership.  . . . Read Full Listing
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