Week of Sept. 13
In This Issue: Gentrification: Is Pop Culture Getting It Right? Three Questions About the Housing Market That Shouldn't Be So Hard to Answer A Once Reliable Way to Refinance Older Affordable Housing Gets Harder to Access ● Also: Jobs ● Events ● You Said It ● In Case You Missed It +
Josh Cohen, Shelterforce
It had been relatively easy for a developer to get 4 percent tax credits, but that’s no longer true in many places. How is this affecting nonprofit housing developers—and could the human infrastructure bill help? Read Full Article
Edward G. Goetz, University of Minnesota
Who bought your mortgage? And other things we desperately need more transparency about. Read Full Article
Brandon Duong, Shelterforce
Gentefied. In the Heights. Vida. How do the storylines and portrayals of gentrification in cinema stack up to how it plays out in real life? Read Full Article
In Case You Missed It

Friday, Sept. 17, 1 p.m. ET | Accessible Housing: A Civil Right | The Fair Housing Justice Center has added a third session to its series of training sessions, Accessible Housing: A Civil Right. This free workshop is being offered to increase awareness of accessibility laws and regulations, and to help ensure that new buildings are designed and constructed correctly right from the start. Register here.

Thursday, Sept. 23 - Friday, Sept. 24, 12 p.m. ET | Surviving and Thriving in a Pandemic: Towards More Liberatory Housing and Community for LGBT Elders | Join SAGE at the National LGBT Elder Housing Virtual Institute to discuss the opportunities in this moment to create safe, affordable, and affirming LGBT elder housing in a variety of ways, with particular emphasis on the current public health and racial justice context. Register here.
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You Said It

Wendy McNeil: I visited Santa Fe in June. It is a beautiful, diverse and progressive community. Glad to hear they are doing what’s right. Via Facebook

Rose Phillips: Compelling article, though a breakdown of the sources of the $7.65 million would’ve helped. Based on data from HUD and NM, I’m guessing it was largely Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF). Depending on the program or the federal agency, front-line bureaucrats would be dealing with . . . Read More

Ian Bautistsa: Sharing. As an advocate of Community Benefits Agreements, it's important to know if/how/where they are (and aren't) working. Via Twitter

Azul Cortez: THIS! Via LinkedIn

Matthew Balfe: As a self identifying YIMBY outside DC, I think a huge part of the problem left unaddressed here is that of transportation. We force many if not most of the working poor into buying cars ( which are essentially money pits, not to mention CO2 machines) which greatly increase cost of living. The solution to this is robust public transit, which requires . . . Read More
Real Estate Project Associate, Way Finders, Northampton, MA ● Way Finders currently has an exciting opportunity for a Real Estate Project Associate. The Project Associate provides technical assistance, database management, research, and contributes to other operational activities in the real estate division, including the Real Estate Development and . . . Read Full Listing
Operations Manager, Richmond LAND, Richmond, CA ● The Operations Manager (OM) is responsible for overseeing and improving Richmond LAND’s organizational sustainability, capacity, and growth. The OM will lead internal management and infrastructure development to ensure that the organization increases its ability to sustain community programs . . . Read Full Listing
Director of Homeownership and Stewardship Services, Homestead Community Land Trust, Seattle, WA ● Homestead seeks an experienced community land trust specialist who will have both hands-on and leadership responsibility for homeownership services and stewardship. The Director of Homeownership and Stewardship Services is a member of the senior leadership team who . . . Read Full Listing
Director of Home Ownership, Champlain Housing Trust, Burlington, VT ● Champlain Housing Trust, the largest community land trust in the country, is seeking a talented leader to serve as the Director of its NeighborWorks® Home Ownership Center. The individual in this exciting role is responsible for the daily operation of the organization’s signature Shared Equity . . . Read Full Listing
Economic Justice Editor, Nonprofit Quarterly, Boston, MA ● The Economic Justice Editor will play a critical role in developing and expanding NPQ’s work as a leading platform for critical conversation and analysis of economic justice issues. In addition to creating content, the Economic Justice Editor, working closely with the Senior Editor of Economic Justice, will . . . Read Full Listing
Policy Director, Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California, San Francisco Bay Area, CA ● The Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California (NPH), an affordable housing advocacy membership organization based in San Francisco and working throughout the nine-county Bay Area and statewide, seeks a Policy Director. The ideal candidate will be a strategic thinker, a collaborative . . . Read Full Listing
Director of Policy and Advocacy, National NeighborWorks Association, Washington, D.C. ● National NeighborWorks Association, a membership-based national trade association for NeighborWorks chartered organizations, is seeking a highly motivated, passionate, and experienced individual for the newly created position of Director of Policy and Advocacy . . . Read Full Listing
Associate Director, Resident Services, East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation, Oakland, CA ● The Associate Director of Resident Services oversees operations, partnerships, and programming for all of EBALDC’s Resident Services programs at our 32 affordable housing sites. Our residents come from a variety of backgrounds, races, ages, and family sizes. Our Resident Services team provides support that . . . Read Full Listing
Rural Development Specialist - Housing, Development Solutions, Rural Community Assistance Corporation, Remote ● The Rural Development Specialist (RDS) will primarily work with other nonprofit housing organizations and other entities, such as local and Tribal governments, to create or improve housing development skills: assess market needs, facilitate program/project planning, identify . . . Read Full Listing
Executive Director, Mobility Works, Baltimore, MD ● Mobility Works, a newly created 501(c)(3) organization, seeks an innovative, energetic, experienced, and passionate individual to serve as Executive Director. Mobility Works supports the development and expansion of housing mobility programs by building a strong community of practice, providing . . . Read Full Listing
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