(ShelterForce) Moving to Whiteness?

Week of Jan. 11
In This Issue: Building Camaraderie in a Virtual Workspace ● ‘Opportunity Areas’ Shouldn’t Just Be Places With A Lot of White People ● Health Care Institutions Must Acknowledge Their Role in Neighborhood Change ● Also: Jobs ● Industry News ● Events ● Resources ● You Said It ● In Case You Missed It +
Marc Shi, physician
If those in health care seek to develop new ways to help patients stay in their homes, they must also face the ways in which they contribute to housing insecurity in the first place. Read Full Article
Edward Goetz, University of Minnesota
Activists in Minneapolis and St. Paul shifted the narrative around “racially concentrated areas of poverty” by asking a simple question: why do we think moving to white neighborhoods will solve our problems? Read Full Article
Michelle Wiener and Perry Newman, Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation
How one community development corporation's youth program flourished during the pandemic. Read Full Article
In Case You Missed It
Industry News
SouthEast Effective Development (SEED) has announced that Michael Seiwerath will be its next executive director. He most recently served as vice president of advancement and external affairs at Community Roots Housing. Seiwerath will officially assume the executive director role on Feb. 1st, 2021.

Friday, Jan. 15, 1 p.m. ET | Futures of Social Housing | Join the UCLA Luskin Institute on Inequality and Democracy for a discussion of social housing inspired by a white paper published by colleagues at the Urban Democracy Lab at NYU calling for the formation of a Social Housing Development Authority. The event will explore how social housing might transform the land/debt economy of racial capitalism, mobilize a public stake in property and public investment in housing, and more. Register here.

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 healthcare, the largest single sector of the US economy. This webinar will explore the current status of the healthcare 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.

The Benefits of Using Community Land Trusts with Low Income Housing Tax Credits, Urban Land Conservancy | This report explores the value of combining these two tools to preserve affordability in neighborhoods facing displacement pressures.

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You Said It
NHLP: Thanks to @Shelterforce for your amazing coverage in 2020! Via Twitter

Gail Steinberg: Thank you for this valuable information and analysis, so difficult to find elsewhere and so useful. Read More

Fred McGhee: Non-profits are being stiffed? Twenty years ago I told the collaborationist "housing" community this would happen. They should have protected public housing instead of facilitating its destruction. Via Twitter

Philip Coghini: Wow reading all the comments about American rental and housing crises is extremely interesting. We have a rent and housing crisis too! House and land prices are skyrocketing, and waiting list for state and social housing is rising. We don't have a voucher system, but . . . Read More

Charles A. Boyd: Dr. Wakins-Butler’s excellent analysis and commentary on the myriad and continual challenges facing vulnerable communities and those committed cadre of professionals that serve those communities is at the same time sobering and yet hopeful. Sobering in that she illustrates how . . . Read More

Fernando Centeno: The health of the community includes declaring racism as a hazard in all aspects of life in the community. And, the health of the community includes socioeconomic determinants of health, which involves a . . . Read More

SCANPH: LGBT elders are more likely than their non-LGBT peers to experience poverty and social isolation due to decades of discrimination. @Shelterforce has a great piece on how @sageusa and other housers address this through LGBT-affirming #AffordableHousing. Via Twitter

Resource Center: Thank you for sharing this vital information. We are excited about our LGBTQ-friendly senior housing project in Dallas! Via Twitter

Equal Measure: Great @Shelterforce piece on partnering with #publichealth departments and community organizers to create conditions for people to thrive. Via Twitter

Peter Lohmann: We have a rental registry in Franklin County Ohio (Columbus) that works ok. But many landlords don’t update it correctly. So now some cities within the county are legislating their own, duplicate registries! Enforcement needs teeth for these registries to be effective. 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
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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