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Week of March 04, 2024

VA’s Work to End Veteran Homelessness Is a Nationwide Model. Can It Translate for Civilians? 

Anne Marshall-Chalmers, The War Horse

The VA’s program doesn’t completely meet the needs of all unhoused veterans, but it’s close. That stands in stark relief to the non-veteran population. Read Full Article

Getting to More Accessible, Affordable, Inclusive Housing, a Shelterforce webinar

Four disability advocates and experts explain what’s needed to house Americans with disabilities and some of the work that’s being done to get there. Watch Video

You Might Have to Accept Cuts—But Don’t Accept Devaluing of Your Work 

Stephen Glaude, Coalition for Nonprofit Housing and Economic Development 

As municipalities face post-pandemic fiscal shortages, there’s a longer-term danger lurking behind budget fights. Read Full Article

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Shelterforce Webinar | LIHTC: Are Little Changes Enough? | Thursday, March 7, 34:30 p.m. ET | Join us as we dive deeper into the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) landscape. Following our compelling Under the Lens series last year, we’re back to dissect more arguments and explore future pathways for affordable housing finance. Join Shelterforce’s Miriam Axel-Lute as she moderates a dynamic discussion between thought leaders and policy analysts. Secure your spot—register today

You Said It!

On “The Only Tool in the Box: What It Means That LIHTC Dominates Affordable Housing” 

Danielle Arigoni: Super important piece here about the blessing and the curse of LIHTC as the dominant form of public investment in #affordablehousing. Includes insights from National Housing Trust’s own Priya Jayachandran and lots of our industry colleagues. Props to Shelterforce for tackling a complex and really critical issue. . . Via LinkedIn

Donna Smith: Really interesting piece. One of the things it mentions is how LIHTC, though a good tool for affordable rental housing, is ONLY a tool for rental housing. It is not an effective tool for homeownership or for the asset building and intergenerational wealth-building that homeownership creates. . . Via LinkedIn

Easement: Always follow the money. Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) are practically the only game in town for developers to create new affordable housing units. This deep dive by Shelterforce (Miriam Axel-Lute) is worth reading. . . Via LinkedIn

Daniel N. Hoffman: In many ways worse than described. What the LIHTC did was created a nonprofit community that rather than being advocates for communities, they became transactionalists. Their partners weren’t folks who needed empowering, but those who already had power—the bankers and others who bought tax credits. . . Read More

On “Low-Income Residents of Inclusionary Housing Report Facing More Bias” 

Nathan McBurnett: Affordable housing production is just one component in the larger goal of achieving housing equity. Even after securing a unit, residents of affordable housing face a mountain of discrimination from neighbors, building staff, and property managers. . . Via LinkedIn

Lisa Wise: Interesting read, especially in light of HUD’s direction away from traditional public housing in favor of project-based vouchers and inclusionary mixed-income housing. . . Via LinkedIn

Elizabeth Haney: It’s remarkable that NIMC and the Housing Rights Initiative both found major issues of discrimination in Massachusetts coming from landlords, property managers and building staff recently, with NIMC also finding discrimination from other residents. . . Via LinkedIn

On “Running Rampant: How Short-term Rentals Affect Communities With Loose Restrictions” 

HouseATL: Georgia House Bill 1121 would restrict local governments from using their authority to regulate short term rentals, despite Georgia’s status as a home rule state where land use is a local government responsibility. . . Via LinkedIn

Omar Masry, AICP: At a minimum they should require a full time caretaker ADU unit on site. Via LinkedIn


Chief Executive Officer, Seattle Social Housing Developer PDA, Seattle, WA The Seattle Social Housing Developer (SSHD) seeks a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) who will be responsible for the overall leadership, direction, operation and financial success of the organization. This includes the full range of real estate development. . . Read Full Listing

Executive Director, Headwaters Community Housing Trust, Bozeman, MT The Headwaters Community Housing Trust is seeking an Executive Director to lead the organization’s important next phase. The successful candidate will demonstrate outstanding interpersonal skills and a talent for articulating a compelling and persuasive vision. . . Read Full Listing

Deputy Director for Community Development, Housing & Organizing, Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation, Brooklyn, NY Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation (CHLDC) seeks a Deputy Director for Community Development, Housing & Organizing to work in close collaboration and communication with the Executive Director and Management Team provide strategic. . . Read Full Listing 

Associate Director of Engagement, Center for Community Progress, Metro Atlanta, GA The Center for Community Progress is seeking an experienced, innovative, and perceptive applicant to serve as Associate Director of Engagement. The Associate Director of Engagement will assist the Director of Engagement in executing programs that strengthen. . . Read Full Listing

Senior Project Manager, Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation, Brooklyn, NY Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation seeks a Senior Project Manager for Affordable Housing in the Community Development division. The Senior Project Manager will manage a portfolio of projects from predevelopment through construction, completion. . . Read Full Listing

Director of Real Estate, Asian Community Development Corporation, Boston, MA The Asian Community Development Corporation seeks a Director of Real Estate who will play a key role in the organization’s housing development work. The Director will establish a pipeline of projects and oversee the execution and implementation of housing development. . . Read Full Listing

Chief Executive Officer, ACTION-Housing Inc., Pittsburgh, PA ACTION-Housing seeks a dynamic & strategic Chief Executive Officer who is committed to advancing ACTION’s mission to empower people to build more secure and self-sufficient lives through the provision of decent, affordable housing, essential supportive services. . . Read Full Listing

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Advocacy Associate, Chicago, IL ● Woodstock Institute

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Vice President & Chief Community Development Officer, San Diego, CA ● Casa Familiar

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