(ShelterForce) “Why Would a Hospital System Ever Do This?” / Tenants Block Evictions by Any Means

Week of Nov. 16
In This Issue: Tenants Block Evictions by Any MeansFlooded: How Natural Disasters Lead to Predatory Lending in the Rio Grande Valley ● “Why Would a Hospital Do This?” ● Also: Jobs ● Events ● You Said It ● In Case You Missed It +
Lucas Belury, geographer
The Rio Grande Valley faces twofold devastation when increasingly frequent floods hit: the initial destruction and a cycle of debt and poverty as a result of predatory loans. Can we stop the cycle? Read Full Article
Julian Francis Park, Shelterforce
Tenant organizers across the country have taken direct action against surging eviction cases through tactics like shutting down court hearings and picketing lawyers who represent landlords. Are these creative escalation tactics protecting tenants? Read Full Article

Miriam Axel-Lute, Harold Simon, Lillian Ortiz, Shelterforce
Michellene Davis of RWJBarnabas Health and Hanaa Hamdi of NJ Community Capital talk about tackling systemic racism in health care, how to slowly build support in risk-averse health care systems (and on nonprofit boards), and the messy middle of partnershipsRead Full Article
In Case You Missed It

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
Why Ed Goetz loves Shelterforce:
Jennifer Fassbender: Great @Shelterforce article on healthcare and community development partnership impact from COVID . . . Via Twitter

Mary Hicks: Wow. This is really great. Via Twitter

Ben Chin: Great piece . . . on what it actually takes to win in a pandemic. The fights over eviction moratoria (and housing generally) are ground zero in determining if COVID will be a "shock doctrine" of the left or the right. Via Twitter

Rachel Luehm: A lot of people have seemed to misappropriate/misinterpret that statement to mean that we should not build. My understanding of the phrase is that building units alone does not make the units affordable. What we need is policy that . . . Read More
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
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
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