(ShelterForce) Using Arts for Community Control

Week of Oct. 5
In This Issue: Struggling Restaurants Team Up with Community Orgs to Feed Low-Income Seniors How Engagement and Design Won Over Wary Neighbors Arts for Community Control: Planning an Arts and Innovation District Without Displacement Also: Jobs ● Events ● You Said It ● In Case You Missed It +
Penn Loh and Molly Kaviar, Tufts University
Creative resident engagement in the planning of an arts district in Boston’s Upham’s Corner affects parts of the development process itself. Read Full Article
David J. Thompson, Neighborhood Partners LLC
Despite opposition from the neighborhood, a low-income housing community was built in an upscale subdivision in California. How did developers make it happen? Read Full Article
Nikki Kealalio Sutton, Little Tokyo Service Center
The Little Tokyo Eats program has helped provide 5,300 meals from 11 local restaurants for seniors living in low-income housing in Los Angeles. How did the program make it through a rough first week of food fulfillment? Read Full Article
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Thursday, Oct. 15, 12 p.m. ET | The Future of Community Finance & Community Development After COVID-19 | Join the Association for Neighborhood & Housing Development and Urban Design Forum to discuss: How can we shape community investment programs to meet the needs of today’s crisis? How can we leverage existing tools—and create new tools and policies—to hold banks accountable and achieve fair and equitable lending? 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

Peter Sabonis: You can't tell the regulatory changes in Community Reinvestment Act without a scorecard. Thanks to @Shelterforce for supplying one. Via Twitter

Coalition for Safe Loan Alternatives: Get asked a lot about Community Reinvestment Act and #CRA credits. Excellent breakdown by @Shelterforce here on the role of @USOCC @FDICgov @federalreserve. Via Twitter

Doug Ryan: Excellent article in @Shelterforce, by someone who faced eviction and its aftermath. And who is a housing professional. Via Twitter

Deron Lovaas: Want to understand evictions, and how devastating they are as they loom over millions in 2020? Read this. Via Twitter

Legal Services Corp: Compelling personal account of the difficulties and costs of navigating the #eviction process. 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
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