(ShelterForce) Press 1 for Forbearance. Now What?

Week of Dec. 21
In This Issue: What You Need to Know About the Eviction Crisis We Need Rental Registries Now More Than Ever The Foreclosure Crisis Waiting for Us in JanuaryHousing Field Reacts to Marcia Fudge HUD Nomination Also: Jobs ● Industry News ● Opportunities ● You Said It ● In Case You Missed It +
Miriam Axel-Lute, Shelterforce
Surprise, frustration, and optimism mingle in response to left-field choice. Read Full Article
Brittany Hutson, Shelterforce
Housing counselors say that while getting a forbearance has been fairly easy, exiting them is going to be harder and they are bracing for an impending spike in foreclosures. Read Full Article
Shane Phillips, UCLA Lewis Center Housing Initiative
Most communities lack a way of collecting real-time data on whether landlords are complying with rules. Rental registries could change that. Read Full Article
Brandon Duong, Shelterforce
As Congress debates the details of a stimulus deal, we're giving you a roundup of the eviction crisis as well as the details of what COVID relief could be included in the package. Read Full Article
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Industry News
In November the African American Alliance of CDFI CEOs (The Alliance) announced its formal launch. The Alliance comprises 41 executives of community development financial institution loan funds representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Black-led CDFIs have long received a disproportionately smaller amount of resources than other CDFIs, something the industry has been trying to rectify. The new organization intends to support both Black communities and the leaders of CDFIs that serve those communities.
Carol R. Naughton will serve as the new chief executive officer of Purpose Built Communities. She has worked at Purpose Built Communities since its founding in 2009, where she served as senior vice president and then president. Naughton has served as interim CEO since summer of 2020 following the departure of the previous CEO, David Edwards.
Sharon Parrott will be the next president of Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP). She currently serves as CBPP’s senior vice president for federal policy and program development and served in the Obama administration at the Office of Management and Budget and the Department of Health and Human Services. Parrott will succeed Robert Greenstein, who established the center in 1981 and has served as its chief executive ever since, on Jan. 1, 2021.
Brian Rahmer has left his position as the vice president for health and housing at Enterprise Community Partners and taken a position as a senior fellow at Well-Being and Equity in the World. Rahmer, who before coming to Enterprise spent 11 years at Christiana Care Health System, has long focused on the social determinants of health and the connections between health, community development, and public policy.

LISC is collecting examples of state and local policies and programs that are successfully enabling inclusive community development strategies—and ones that aren’t. The survey is open until Jan. 10, 2021.

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You Said It
Why Fernando Marti loves Shelterforce: “. . . Our society's built-in housing inequity requires that we take a broader, longer view. And for that, Shelterforce is extremely important to our work. Shelterforce tackles the tough issues that we see raging around us . . .” Join Fernando and help keep us strong for years to come.
Jim King: The system that delivers home repair support must consider the realities of the people it most wants to serve, including title problems and sometimes the presence of multiple serious repair issues. Via Twitter

NHLP: Thanks to @Shelterforce and Alex Williamson for covering this important topic. Via Twitter

Ali B: Eye-opening @Shelterforce piece with thoughtful analysis by @NHLP on security deposit alternatives. Via Twitter

Jonathan Sperling: Great reporting! Read More

Horacio Mendez: Great article! While we are all keeping our fingers crossed that these protections will be extended, it does not address the problem facing the owner-landlords of the small apartment buildings and . . . Read More

Randy Shaw: Thanks Annie Howard for such a comprehensive story. Chicago is the nation’s largest city without “just cause” eviction protections. This should not continue in a state run by Democrats. Let’s hope the pandemic gets the constituencies that elect Democrats to statewide office to make support for “just cause” a litmus test issue for candidates. Read More
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