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Week of Oct. 12
Oscar Perry Abello, Shelterforce
How the Joint Ownership Entity NYC is helping its community developer members stay strong during COVID. Read Full Article
Review by Dedrick Asante-Muhammad, National Community Reinvestment Coalition
To address racial economic inequality, one must face the underlying myth that the United States is the land of economic mobility. Andre M. Perry’s Know Your Price reveals . . . Read Full Article
A decades-old tenant organizing film produced by Shelterforce—and now available in digital form here for the first time—is still relevant and useful today. 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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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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