(ShelterForce) Will Biden Bring Rent Relief?

Week of Nov. 23
In This Issue: Through the Lens of a South Asian Immigrant Youth ● LIHTC Preservation and the Need for Rental Assistance ● Will the Biden Administration Bring Rent Relief? ● Also: Jobs ● Events ● You Said It ● In Case You Missed It +
Miriam Axel-Lute, Shelterforce
What is the president-elect proposing, and what happens in the meantime? Read Full Article
The Long-Term Benefits of Getting Rent Relief Right
Dan Emmanuel, National Low Income Housing Coalition
Rental assistance is necessary not only to prevent eviction, but to preserve affordability into the future. Read Full Article 
Seema Choudhary, South Asian Youth Action
Struggling to make ends meet, a teen and her family must skip meals to pay rent. Their story highlights why the federal government . . . Read Full Article
In Case You Missed It

Wednesday, Dec. 16, 3 p.m. ET | SAMHSA's Homeless and Housing Resource Center Webinar | Join this webinar to hear from U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) leadership, an experienced housing attorney, and local Continuum of Care (CoC) leadership about implementing data-informed, targeted prevention efforts that prioritize racial equity and will learn strategies that can be implemented now to prevent future housing instability when the moratoria expire. 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 Oksana Mironova loves Shelterforce:
MHC Upstream: Highly recommended read. Via Twitter

Ben Chin: Great round up in @Shelterforce by @jfpark3 of incredible local organizing that is pushing back against evictions + housing insecurity. Particularly excited about the organizers who highlight all the quiet work that it takes to make the actions possible! Via Twitter

Claas Ehlers: Fascinating, and disheartening, overview: The strategy in Richmond was if you can get enough tenants to show up for their #eviction, you can stall the gears of displacement. Unfortunately, only 5% of tenants did. Via Twitter

Robin Hacke: Even now, these partnerships are continuing to make strides. Via Twitter

Barb Van Kerkhove: Informative piece by Josh Silver in Shelterforce Magazine about why the Community Reinvestment Act needs to be expanded in 2 major ways: (1) to cover people and communities of color; and (2) to include the entire financial sector. Via LinkedIn
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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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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