(ShelterForce) Can Tobacco Build Housing?

Week of Nov. 2
In This Issue: How to Make the Connection With Public Health Departments Health Sector Players Speaking Up for Housing Policy ChangeNonprofits Face Financial Uncertainty Due to the Widening Budget Gap Can Tobacco Build Housing? ● Also: Jobs ● Events ● You Said It ● In Case You Missed It +
Brandon Duong, Shelterforce
“Sin taxes” usually fund health and education programs. Will Colorado add housing to that list? And should they? Read Full Article
David Howard King, Shelterforce
Is New York the canary in the coal mine when it comes to a nonprofit funding collapse? Read Full Article
Bich Ha Pham, Healthcare Anchor Network
Health care leaders have significant influence on both public policy and public opinion, but they’ve rarely used that influence to talk about anything other than traditional health care issues. Now that may be changing... Read Full Article
Logan Rockefeller Harris, North Carolina Justice Center, and Megan Gaydos, Solange Gould, Human Impact Partners
What are health departments bringing to the table in partnerships with community organizations? We provide a roadmap for building a relationship with health department staff in your area. Read Full Article
In Case You Missed It

Friday, Nov. 6, 12:30 p.m. ET | Under One Roof: Building an Abolitionist Approach to Housing Justice | This webinar jointly sponsored by the Journal of Legislation and Public Policy and the NYU Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy, will explore what housing policy, research, and advocacy can learn from abolitionists and, in particular, the scholarship and advocacy that have shaped movements for prison and police abolition. Register here.

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You Said It

Joe Kriesberg: It is beyond maddening to see predatory investors trying to change deal terms that preserve non-profit control and long term affordability. Thankfully, the MA SJC ruled the right way in MA but we need national solution. Via Twitter

Deborah Myerson: Appreciate learning more about CLTs globally to advance community control of land & #housing. Via Twitter

J.T.: Excellently written. Thank you for this brief history of a figure whose story in Los Angeles should be better known. Read More

Mat Thall: This is a bold and thoughtful proposal. It can be complemented with the ongoing local and state efforts around the country to enact Tenant Right of Frist Refusal and Tenant Opportunity to Purchase legislation. While preserving naturally occurring affordable rental housing would be a tremendous outcome . . . Read More

Adam Eliason: Thank you for your detailed article clearly indicating that a tsunami wave of evictions and foreclosures is coming in the not to distant future. I’ve been through this cycle before and you are spot on regarding planning now.
Your idea of naturally occurring affordable housing is . . . Read More

The NHP Foundation: Thinking about how to create more #affordablehousing? @Shelterforce is always a good place to start. Via Twitter

Ben Chin: The government should be as smart about capital as...capitalists. Love this idea from @AJakabovics and David Abromowitz. My friendly amendment is that state governments could also pass similar policies. Via Twitter

Jennifer Castenson: We need to rethink the approach to #affordablehousing this time around for a more sustainable system. Via Twitter

Deborah Myerson: A timely call in the face of a pending real estate downturn for a flexible source of capital and a system to expand the national supply of decent, affordable rental housing. Via Twitter

Fernando Centeno: These efforts are great but they do not go far enough. Unless/until public health depts collaborate with CED practitioners who seek to replace the structural determinants of our widening socioeconomic divide, the status quo will remain. “Health equity” from my experience is still . . . Read More
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
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
More Jobs
CEO/Publisher, Schlonn Hawkins
CEO/Editor-in-Chief, Miriam Axel-Lute
Managing Editor, Lillian M. Ortiz
Associate Editor, Brandon Duong
Assistant Editor, Elizabeth Oguss
Operations Manager, Sam Fields
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