(ShelterForce) Losing Nonprofit Control of Tax Credit Housing?

Week of Oct. 19
In This Issue: Perspectives on the Community Land Trust Affordable Housing Providers Fear the Worst Pandemic Impacts Are Yet to ComeRefusing the Right of First Refusal Also: Jobs ● Events ● You Said It ● In Case You Missed It +
Brandon Duong, Shelterforce
This tax credit loophole is enabling predatory groups to gobble up nonprofits' developments. Read Full Article
Interview by James Tracy, Community Housing Partnership
The editors of On Common Ground: International Perspectives on the Community Land Trust discuss the way community land trusts have been adapted across Europe and Latin America and what we can learn from what they’ve done. Read Full Article
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Monday, Oct. 26, 4 p.m. ET | Safer Communities through Racial Justice: Coordinated Virtual Action | Join the Prevention Institute to take action in support of local and national campaigns that are creating community safety by advocating for divestment from mass punishment, detainment, and incarceration and investment in thriving communities and racial justice. Register here.

Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020 11 a.m. ET | Leveraging Black Led Financial Institutions to Tackle the Racial Wealth Gap | Join LISC for a roundtable discussion of investing in Black financial institutions to help close racial wealth gaps and create economic opportunity in Black communities in the US. 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

Fernando Centeno: Unless and until policy changes and strategies are examined for their impacts & outcomes—which doesn’t happen—the status quo prevails. Policymaking is poorly understood, practiced, measured, examined, or accounted for, by all public officials, at all levels of government. Read More

Bill: Yes there should be training, however the easy fix for any contractor is to become signatory with the local unions. Contractors big and small will cheat and pay as little as possible if possible. They should do the right thing and pay a living well deserved rate of pay, health care, and pension to construction workers. These men and women give up their bodies for the work and should be compensated accordingly. Read More
Initial Executive Director, California Community Land Trust Network, Berkeley, CA ● The California Community Land Trust Network seeks an initial Executive Director to support the organization in its transition from a member and volunteer board-led organization to a fully staffed one while maintaining the collaborative member relationships and member-centric structure. Read Full Listing
Manager/Director of Media Relations & Communications, National Low Income Housing Coalition, Washington, D.C. ● National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) seeks a manager/director of media relations and communications to develop, implement, and manage media and public relations strategies to advance NLIHC’s mission of achieving socially just public policy to ensure . . . Read Full Listing
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
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