(ShelterForce) Lower Rates of COVID in Nonprofit Housing

Week of Nov. 30
In This Issue: Where Voters Supported Affordable Housing ● Residents of Nonprofit Housing Have Lower Rates of COVID ● Lessons From 40 Years of Enabling Tenants to Buy Their Buildings ● Also: Jobs ● Events ● You Said It ● In Case You Missed It +
Ann Houston, Opportunity Communities
Affordable housing providers have touted the connections between health and the places where people live for years. In a small city outside of Boston, the evidence is incontrovertible. Read Full Article
Brandon Duong and Lillian M. Ortiz, Shelterforce
Here's a rundown of the places across the country where voters supported policies to expand affordable housing. Read Full Article
Judy Meima, consultant
As cities around the country consider legislation that will allow tenants a chance to buy their buildings, Washington, D.C., can provide lessons on what to do—and not to do. Read Full Article 
In Case You Missed It

Wednesday, Dec. 2, 12 to 1 p.m. ET | Promoting Equitable Industrial Recovery | Join LISC in this upcoming webinar and panel discussion about how cities, intermediaries, community organizations, and philanthropy can advance equitable economic outcomes. Register here.

Thursday, Dec. 3, 2 to 3 p.m. ET | Ethical Storytelling for Nonprofits and Philanthropy | Nonprofit Quarterly will host a candid discussion about the myriad ethical challenges they have confronted while covering nonprofits, philanthropy, and international aid. The webinar will explore how to meaningfully interview and portray people who have experienced trauma, and how to report on a project’s failures or shortcomings. Register here.

Thursday, Dec. 17, 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. | Applying an Equitable Framework for Housing Policy Response During COVID-19 and Beyond | Urban Institute and Enterprise Community Partners will host a virtual discussion exploring policies for a stronger, more equitable housing recovery from the pandemic. Register here.

Thursday, Dec. 17, 3 p.m. ET | Meet Me at the Punch Bowl with Shelterforce | We'd like to invite you to the Punch Bowl. Just some time to chat, partake in trivia (optional!), and connect with your housing colleagues. We’ll have several opportunities to have more or less structured conversations depending on your preference, and some unique ways to let your hair down after a truly challenging year. Register here.

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You Said It
Why Lisa Byers loves Shelterforce: The articles give me perspective, a sense of camaraderie, and hope. I also get to read in Shelterforce about studies that illuminate patterns and trends. I read articles about our history so that I have context for what we’re trying to do today.” Join Lisa and help keep us strong for years to come.
Rural LISC: Whether we are talking about man-made, natural, or even economic disasters, it’s imperative that we’re intentional about helping communities become more resilient. @Shelterforce covers this important issue. Via Twitter

Right to the City: From NYC to New Orleans, Richmond to Los Angeles, tenants are rising up to resist evictions—by organizing, shutting down court hearings, picketing lawyers who represent landlords & more because #HousingIsTheCure!! Via Twitter

LISC_HQ: As #Covid19 disproportionately impacts minority and low-income communities, addressing the #SDoH is more important than ever before. @mandaabrams & @Shelterforce report on the effectiveness of partnerships between community development and healthcare orgs. Via Twitter

MHCUpstream: Highly recommended read. Via Twitter
Organizing Director, Women's Community Revitalization Project, Philadelphia, PA ● Women's Community Revitilization Project seeks an Organizing Director to coordinate the organization’s organizing, advocacy and strategic relationship building with individuals, institutions, public officials and other decision makers, forge new relationships to build the organization’s . . . Read Full Listing
Housing Program Coordinator, City of Charlottesville, Charlottesville, VA ● The City of Charlottesville is seeking qualified candidates to be considered for the position of Housing Program Coordinator who are highly motivated and who strives for success by demonstrating Charlottesville's Core Values of Leadership, Trust, Creativity, Respect, and Excellence. The Housing . . . Read Full Listing
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
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