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July 19, 2016
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Accommodating Mental Illness in the Workplace

Workplace accommodations help individuals with mental health conditions to remain employed and productive. Learn about different accommodations, many of which can be accomplished at little or no cost.

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Traumatic Events, PTSD, and Adult Health Challenges

A new report finds that traumatic events can affect mental and physical health, and can lead to illicit drug use, heavy and binge drinking, and substance use disorders.

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Turning Point – Criminal Justice to Behavioral Health

New resources are available to help communities identify and divert people with mental or substance use disorders to treatment.

Section 8 Gets More Power






Also: Don't Rush to Judgment Over These Artists' Lofts in the Twin Cities ● In Creative Placemaking, a Sense of Ownership Matters
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Tuesday, July 19, 2016


Events

Live Webcast | Addressing Lead Exposure in Low-Income Communities | July 20, 1:30 p.m. ET

The Center for American Progress hosts a discussion on addressing lead exposure in low-income communities with HUD Secretary Julián Castro, as well as a panel of experts who will discuss best practices for creating lead-free homes and working together across sectors to ensure that every child lives in an environment conducive to their success.

Industry News

Lavea Brachman
The Greater Ohio Policy Center announces that Lavea Brachman, co-founder and executive director, will depart to take a position with the newly established Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation located in Detroit, Michigan, where she will guide efforts in a variety of focus areas including healthy community design and access, and working class families in the regions of southeast Michigan and western New York. 

Sarah Mickelson
NLIHC welcomes Sarah Mickelson as director of public policy. Mickelson worked previously with Enterprise Community Partners as a senior analyst, as a legislative and policy analyst at the National Community Reinvestment Coalition, and served as policy counsel at Rapoza Associates. 

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Don't Rush to Judgment Over These Artists' Lofts in the Twin Cities
Raisa Johnson and Michael Bodaken, National Housing Trust

By focusing on these three properties, a recent New York Times editorial misses the larger picture about . . .  More

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In Creative Placemaking, a Sense of Ownership Matters
Irfana Jetha Noorani, 11th Street Bridge Park

Cultural displacement leads to residents feeling a dwindling sense of ownership over their space. At the Bridge Park, we are tackling this issue by . . .  More

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Section 8 Gets More Power

John Henneberger, Texas Low Income Housing Information Service
HUD has finally come through with a major rule change that advocates have wanted for years. Here's what it will mean for voucher holders . . .  More
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You Said It!


Excellent piece with solid analysis of policy-based rule changes, including one aimed at a problem that does not appear pressing and may have the opposite effect . . . --Greg Maher


It is extremely wrongheaded to imply there is something wrong about jurisdictions "outsourcing" production of their Analyses of Impediments. HUD's suggestion that the new Assessments of Fair Housing--which are nothing more than AIs on steroids--should be . . . --Fair Houser, more . . .

Shelterforce Work Issue


Economic development can be done well--and done poorly. As part of a larger upcoming package about improving economic development practice, Shelterforce is collecting *your* stories about the times it went wrong. Which incentives or giveaways made you say "What were they thinking?!"



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Center for Health, Environment
& Justice

Murtaza Baxamusa
Sol Price School of Public Policy, USC

Housing Assistance Council

Michael Bodaken
National Housing Trust

Raphael Bostic
USC Price School of Public Policy

Janis Bowdler
JPMorgan Chase & Co.

HOPE Credit Union

Burlington Associates

Democracy Collaborative

Ana Garcia-Ashley
Gamaliel Foundation

Jamaal Green
Portland State University

Texas Low Income Housing Information Service

Lisa Hodges
Hodges Development, LLC

Planner, Louisa County, Va.

National CAPACD

Rick Jacobus
Street Level Advisors

Daniel Kravetz
Freelance Writer

CFED

Center for Community Progress

Alexandra Moffett-Bateau
City University of New York

Tulane University

Habitat for Humanity

National Urban League

CFED

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities  

NCRC

San Francisco Community 
Land Trust


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