Does RAD Privatize Public Housing?

Week of Feb. 14
Josh Cohen, Shelterforce
How exactly does RAD work and why is there a raging debate over whether it’s putting tenants’ rights and housing affordability in peril? Read Full Article
Under the Lens: Racial Wealth Gap
Miriam Axel-Lute, Shelterforce
As important as homeownership, business ownership, and higher education are—and make no mistake, we should not accept racial disparities in any of those things—we must go beyond simply promoting more of each if we want to make a difference in the racial wealth gap. Read Full Article
Anne Price, Insight Center for Community Economic Development
James A. Parsons made significant contributions to the nation, yet he was blocked from generating wealth to pass down to his family. Anne Price shares her relative's story, and why solutions to address racial wealth inequality have fallen short. Read Full Article
Video: Rethinking the Racial Wealth Gap with Anne Price
Miriam Axel-Lute and Anne Price launch Shelterforce's Racial Wealth Gap series by talking about what typical conversations about closing the racial wealth gap often miss and the dangers of over-emphasizing more homeownership as a solution. Watch Full Video
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Thursday, March 3, 2 p.m. ET and Tuesday, March 15, 2 p.m. ET LIHTC & Racial Equity: Developing an Equity Scorecard of QAPs | The BlueGreen Alliance Foundation is in the process of developing a ‘QAP scorecard’ to strengthen standards within the nation’s largest affordable housing program—the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit. Join Miriam Zuk, of Ground Works Consulting, to learn more about the intersection of racial equity and LIHTC and provide input into the development of scoring criteria. Register here.

The Housing Solutions Lab is now accepting applications from local housing policy officials and stakeholders in cities of 50,000 – 500,000 residents. Participants will have access to an ongoing national community of support, timely and practical data and policy resources, and information from housing experts to help them pursue equitable, evidence-based housing policies. Applications are due by Feb. 25. Learn more and apply here.

Urban Design Forum and The Architectural League are launching a fellowship program to empower voices to challenge the ways we understand, design, and develop our cities. The fellowship will support the development of five critics from underrepresented backgrounds through guest lectures and workshops, research guidance, mentorship opportunities, networking, and production of new critical projects in Urban Omnibus and other leading publications. Applications are due March 22. Learn more and apply here.
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Richard Bottoms: Jim Crow destroyed my father. Redlining made impossible for my mom to refinance the home we lived in after the divorce. Black people were left at the starting line of the race to the 21st Century. Black GI’s were screwed after WWII. Via Twitter

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Howard Hecht: Thank you for this article. As someone with close to fifty years in the affordable housing field, mostly in New York City, your concerns are very much appreciated. I’ve always though a mandatory 80-20 program makes most sense, even if it is more . . . Read More
Deputy Director, National Affordable Housing Retrofit Initiative, ACEEE, Washington, DC or Remote USA ● ACEEE seeks a deputy director for a national project to scale up clean energy retrofits in the LMI housing market. Capacity-building will be aimed at states and localities to help ensure state, local, and federal resources are effectively deployed to accelerate LMI retrofits in ways that address climate . . . Read Full Listing
Technical Assistance Coordinator, National Affordable Housing Retrofit Initiative, ACEEE, Washington, DC or Remote USA ● Valley Community Development Corporation (Valley) seeks an enthusiastic, motivated, and experienced Fiscal Director. Valley is a community based nonprofit organization formed in 1988 and serving Hampshire and Franklin counties. Our mission is to empower underserved . . . Read Full Listing
Technical Assistance Coordinator, National Affordable Housing Retrofit Initiative, ACEEE, Washington, DC or Remote USA ● The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), a leading national research organization based in Washington, DC, seeks a technical assistance coordinator for a new initiative designed to scale up low- and moderate-income (LMI) building retrofits . . . Read Full Listing
Community Development Research Analyst, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA ● This position is in the Philadelphia Fed’s Community Development and Regional Outreach Department, which works with low- and moderate-income communities to support the growth of an inclusive economy. Research analysts are responsible for performing quantitative and qualitative analyses, primarily . . . Read Full Listing
Senior Fellow - Medicaid, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Washington, D.C. ● CBPP is seeking to hire a Senior Fellow who has substantial knowledge of and experience with affordable housing and/or homelessness programs (such as, but not limited to, the Housing Choice Voucher program and other rental assistance programs, Public Housing, McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance . . . Read Full Listing
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
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
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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