Degrees or Skills? It's an Equity Question

Week of Feb. 7
Interview by Amanda Abrams, Shelterforce
Former LISC CEO Maurice Jones says the fact that so many well-paying jobs require a four-year degree is “having a huge, huge adverse impact on Black talent earning their way into the middle class.” Read Full Article
Gail Schechter, H.O.M.E.
How suburban luxury high-rises are lowering everyone’s quality of life. Read Full Article
Brandon Duong, Shelterforce
Housing activists want to use this political moment to shift long-standing narratives surrounding housing. From film to theater, here are some arts strategies that might work. Read Full Article
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Industry News
Home Forward has selected its next executive director, Ivory Mathews. She most recently served as the chief executive officer at Columbia Housing. Mathews will succeed Michael Buonocore, who announced his resignation in September 2021.

Feb. 8, 6:30 p.m. ET | John T. Dunlop Lecture: The Honorable Marcia L. Fudge, “Building the World We Want to See: What Do We Want Our Legacy to Be?” | Join The Joint Center for Housing Studies’ annual John T. Dunlop Lecture, honoring a distinguished member of the Harvard community in recognizing the contributions of Professor John T. Dunlop. Join here.
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Tim McCormick: for a new model of #InclusionaryHousing, we could join Wegmann's proposal for tax-increment revenue generation, '#SyntheticIZ', with the #FundedInclusionary approach below, & buy/lease social/affordable homes within private developments, as often done in France. Via Twitter

Liferuiner103: Outrageous! I had no idea. Via Twitter

Stephen Valder: Great overview. Want to know what is happening in Charlotte check @WestSide_CLT the Charlotte community land trust. Via Twitter

Marcus Weiss: Brilliant piece, Peter. Evocative of my own neighborhood’s demolition of comparable acres in Atlantic City during the Urban ( “removal”) Renewal years. Read More
Director of Asset Management, Imagine Housing, Kirkland, Washington ● The Director of Asset Management is responsible for the overall ownership, operations, and management of the real estate portfolio ensuring the financial and physical conditions of the properties meet industry standards and serve the organization’s mission. Responsible for assessing . . . Read Full Listing
Policy and Research Analyst, Council of Large Public Housing Authorities, Washington, D.C. ● CLPHA is seeking a dynamic and experienced Policy and Research Analyst. Under the general direction of the Director of Policy and Research, this position is responsible for conducting research, analyzing and projecting the impact of proposed federal, state and other laws, rules, and regulations . . . Read Full Listing
Corporations and Foundations Development Officer, La Casa de Don Pedro, Inc., Newark, NJ ● La Casa de Don Pedro seeks an experienced and passionate Corporations and Foundations Development Officer [CFDO] to help strengthen its resource development capacity and impact in order to carry out La Casa’s mission to foster self-sufficiency, empowerment, and neighborhood . . . Read Full Listing
Manager - Market-Based Affordable Housing Team, Office of Housing, Seattle, WA or Philadelphia, PA Preferred ● We are looking for a Senior Capital Investments Officer to help the City invest in the development and preservation of affordable multifamily rental housing. You will participate in all aspects of the financing process, from underwriting through closing and construction draws. Project assignments will . . . Read Full Listing
Senior Capital Investments Officer, Office of Housing, Seattle, WA ● We are looking for a Senior Capital Investments Officer to help the City invest in the development and preservation of affordable multifamily rental housing. You will participate in all aspects of the financing process, from underwriting through closing and construction draws. Project assignments will . . . Read Full Listing
Homeownership Specialist, Office of Housing, Seattle, WA ● Our Homeownership Division is looking for a Homeownership Specialist who will work to advance and strengthen programs and policies that serve low- and moderate-income homebuyers and homeowners. Reporting to the Strategic Advisor for Homeownership. . . Read Full Listing
CEO, Downstreet Housing & Community Development, Barre, VT ● Downstreet Housing & Community Development is seeking a dynamic and experienced leader to guide this respected regional housing organization. Downstreet is Central Vermont’s premier housing advocacy organization, with a primary focus on affordable housing, homebuyer education and assistance as well . . . Read Full Listing
Executive Director, The Fund for Public Housing, New York, NY ● The Fund for Public Housing seeks an individual with extraordinary leadership and communications skills to be its next Executive Director. The Executive Director will lead the implementation of the refreshed strategy and be responsible for the creation of new strategic plans, fundraising, communications . . . Read Full Listing
CEO, Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation, Boston, MA ● The CEO will have the opportunity to lead a prominent, long-standing, well-respected, sizable, and innovative economic development corporation which has had tremendous impact on its Dorchester community and the City of Boston since 1979. Situated in vibrant Uphams Corner . . . Read Full Listing
Executive Director, Affordable Housing Education and Development, Inc., Littleton, NH ● The Board of Directors of the Affordable Housing Education and Development Inc. (AHEAD) seeks a dynamic, collaborative, and seasoned executive to lead the organization into the next decade. The next Executive Director will manage a $2.3 million dollar budget, $66 million dollars in assets and 514-unit housing portfolio of . . . Read Full Listing
Chief Executive Officer, LeadingAge Oregon, Tigard, OR ● LeadingAge Oregon (LAOR) is the statewide association of not-for-profit and other mission-directed organizations dedicated to advancing quality aging services in Oregon through advocacy, education, and partnership. Together with our national partner, LeadingAge, we advance policies, promote practices and . . . Read Full Listing
Audience Growth & Engagement Specialist, Shelterforce, Remote ● The driving goal of Shelterforce’s audience growth and engagement specialist will be to expand our readership, our presence online, and our content uptake/backlinks with national and local media. You will have the pleasure of working in partnership with the publisher and . . . Read Full Listing
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