(ShelterForce) Activists Win Control of Buildings: Now What?

Week of Nov. 9
In This Issue: Health Care and Community Development Partnerships in the Time of COVID-19 ● Housing Organizing in the Year of the Pandemic Activists Win Control of Vacant Philadelphia Buildings: Now What?Massachusetts Showed States How to Create an Eviction Ban. Now It’s Backpedaling Also: Jobs ● Events ● You Said It ● In Case You Missed It +
Miles Howard, Shelterforce
The Massachusetts eviction moratorium—one of the strongest in the nation—expired, just in time for winter. How did this happen? Read Full Article

Amanda Abrams, Shelterforce
In the wake of the pandemic, why have some partnerships between health care and community development organizations struggled, while others have endured? Read Full Article
Meir Rinde, Shelterforce
The city and the activists involved have referred to the organization that will receive the properties as a community land trust, but it’s not not yet clear how the group will be structured. We take a closer look at what’s happening on the ground. Read Full Article
James Tracy, Community Housing Partnership 
The pandemic has been very hard on renters—but it has also energized the tenants movement and emboldened organizers to . . . Read Full Article
In Case You Missed It

Thursday, Nov. 12, 2 p.m. ET | Remaking the Economy post-election webinar | Join NPQ for this installment in Remaking the Economy where it will focus not on election minutiae, but rather the mid-term and longer-term possibilities for designing a more just economy centered on values of democracy, solidarity, equity, and building community wealth. Register here.

Tuesday, Nov. 17, 1 p.m. ET | New Progressive Messaging for 2021, the COVID Economy, and Beyond | Join The Democracy Collaborative, Economic Policy Institute, Groundwork Collaborative, and New Economy Coalition, who will speak on what a new progressive economy looks like and messaging guidance regarding pushing an anti-austerity, pro-public investment, and new economy framework. Register here.

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You Said It

Juan Manuel Del Rio: Shelterforce rocks! The cutting edge of advocacy planning & affordable housing. Via LinkedIn

Cindy A. Ramirez: Interesting article on how a neighborhood was originally #NIMBY but then turned around and supported the proposed affordable housing project. Via Twitter

J. Catherine Rollins: Housing is a key social determinant of health; love this intersection. Via Twitter

Claas Ehlers: Stable, affordable housing prevents significant amounts of morbidity and premature mortality. Via Twitter

Jim King: Real Estate Defaults Are Coming, to combat we need a flexible source of capital, combined with a system for turning distressed properties into affordable ones. Via Twitter
Director of Real Estate Development, Champlain Housing Trust, Burlington, VT ● Champlain Housing Trust is seeking a highly skilled and experienced professional to lead its real estate development activities throughout Chittenden, Franklin, and Grand Isle counties.
The ideal candidate will be committed to social justice, equity, and . . . Read Full Listing
Executive Director, Building Memphis, Memphis, TN ● Building Memphis seeks an experienced executive with strengths in organizational development, civic engagement, and team leadership to continue and strengthen our work supporting the community development sector.
The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors. Read Full Listing
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
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