(ShelterForce) Advancing Antiracism in Community Development

Week of Jan. 18
In This Issue: Imagining a Bolder Future for Housing Justice ● From Resources to Power: Advancing Antiracism in Community Development Housing Policy Needs Abolition Too Also: Jobs ● Industry News ● Events ● Resources ● You Said It ● In Case You Missed It +
Krystle Okafor and Sophie House, Furman Center
The movements for prison and police abolition offer challenges to the way the housing field has long accepted limits on what is possible to achieve in housing justice. Read Full Article
Tram Hoang, The Alliance
How can the community development field stay aligned with the movements that led to its rise in the first place? Read Full Article
An elected official, two organizers, and a community-based leader discuss their definitions of housing justice and how it connects to other movements. Read Full Article
In Case You Missed It
Industry News
East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation has announced the appointment of Andre “Andy” H. Madeira as its new chief executive officer. He most recently served as the senior vice president of real estate development at Eden Housing, Inc. Madeira will assume the position of CEO on March 1.

Thursday, Jan. 21, 2 p.m. ET | Remaking the Economy: Health, Racial Disparities, and Economic Justice | NPQ’s latest webinar in their Remaking the Economy series looks at health care, the largest single sector of the US economy. This webinar will explore the current status of the health care system in the US, and how that differs according to race, class, and location, what good community-based health research looks like, and more. Register here.

Tuesday, Feb. 9, 4 p.m. ET | Federal Resources for Creative Community Development | Join National Assembly of State Arts Agencies and National Alliance of Community Economic Development Associations for a webinar designed to help you access federal funds and harness the power of the arts and culture to achieve your community development goals. Register here.

Best Practices for State and Local Emergency Rental Assistance Programs | National Low Income Housing Coalition's new report outlines key considerations for implementing an emergency rental assistance (ERA) program using the $25 billion for ERA in the recent COVID-19 relief package. 

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You Said It
Sharon Brown: In the US we're in an economic crises due to COVID-19. Businesses have slow down or shut down. Lost income or very low income to no income, to living in shelters, vehicles, in the street, why is it that home mortgages, apartment rental properties keep rising. Builders keep building multiple family homes. I am seeing new . . . Read More

Roy Lowenstein: This is an old, but still relevant, debate. 20 years ago, I was working with non-profits to redevelop the boarded buildings in Over-The-Rhine in Cincinnati with federal housing and historic credits and, given that circa 2000, the area was . . . Read More

Hcat: There’s quite a debate. But Christian Community Development Association, which I’m connected with, has always stood for improving communities in place. Read More

Phil Tegeler: What a nasty piece of rhetoric. Low income families of color should have real choices about where to live, not continue to be confined to high poverty neighborhoods by government policy. Via Twitter

Barb Van Kerkhove: I am deeply humbled by this thought provoking piece in @Shelterforce about the assumptions I make when examining segregation and working for racial and housing justice. I appreciate the new ways of thinking about and doing this work. A must read! Via Twitter

Fair Housing Project: @Shelterforce shares an important lesson with this article- housing policy needs to be led by the communities it is intended to serve. #HousingForAll Via Twitter

K.E. Howard: This article is very timely. In San Francisco, the UCSF health care system is planning an enormous development project, completely out of scale with the surrounding neighborhood and violating prior agreements to limit expansion at this site. There is a . . . Read More

Neil Dasai: I read this article with great interest, especially because the observations and insight come from someone who works in the health care industry. Thank you for taking the time to write it. Read More

Rachel: I live in a mobile home and everyone is complaining throughout Canon City Co. about rent increases, no rent control, management taking too long to tend to tenants needs like cutting or trimming trees in the Park. It’s in the lease. Most people don’t realize that many of us are on a fixed income and we all need to . . . Read More

Laura McNulty: Returning to this article in @Shelterforce on eviction diversion, its limits + unintended consequences. Eviction exacerbates inequity and is devastating to health, now and always. #HousingIsTheCure Via Twitter

Ben Chin: Really important lessons as we grapple with similar issues in Maine. Via Twitter
Community Development Investigative Reporter, Shelterforce, Remote ● Shelterforce, the only national publication devoted to affordable housing and community development news, is seeking an investigative reporter. As part of the team the Community Development Investigative Reporter will . . . Read Full Listing
Reporter: Health Fellow, Shelterforce, Remote ● Shelterforce is looking for a health desk fellow, a part-time writer to cover the intersection of social determinants of health and community development. (See our health coverage here.) The health fellow will work closely with Shelterforce’s publisher, editor, and managing editor to . . . Read Full Listing
Assistant Director of Communications, Center for Community Investment, Washington, D.C. ● The primary responsibilities of the Assistant Director are to design and implement CCI’s communications and media strategies and to oversee the production of the communications products we share through those strategies. The Assistant Director works closely with the Director of Content and . . . Read Full Listing
Director of Asset Management, Urban Housing Solutions, Inc. Nashville, TN ● Urban Housing Solutions, Nashville's leading nonprofit affordable housing and community developer, is looking for an experienced and mission-oriented Director of Asset Management to oversee our growing portfolio of nearly 1,600 apartments and roughly 27,000 . . . 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 . . . Read Full Listing
Chief Financial Officer, Neighborworks Umpqua, Roseburg, OR ● NeighborWorks Umpqua seeks a forward-thinking and decisive individual who possesses a big-picture perspective and high ethical standards to be our new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). He/She/They will have the opportunity to lead the finance, accounting and related systems functions of a . . . Read Full Listing
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