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Save the Date: 2017 Basically CDBG for Entitlement Grantees – Seattle, WA July 11-13, 2017

We are pleased to announce a new round of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) trainings. The first will be located in Seattle, WA. Dates of the trainings are listed below. We will begin accepting requests for registration for this training on Monday, June 5, 2017. Please stay tuned for an email on that date announcing the opening of registration.
Please also stay tuned for upcoming emails from the HUD Exchange announcing dates for the next two trainings in Milwaukee and Philadelphia.

Schedule of Training Deliveries

Locations: Dates: Registration Link:
Seattle, WA July 11-13, 2017 Registration Opens on June 5, 2017
Milwaukee, WI July 25-27, 2017 Registration Not Open
Philadelphia, PA August 22-24, 2017 Registration Not Open
         
Visit the HUD Exchange at https://www.hudexchange.info

4 Reasons to Retire "Inner City"





Also: Pete Garcia In Memoriam ● Housing and Climate Change ● Children's Hospitals Treat Substandard Housing ● Build Housing for the Jobs You Have
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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Events

Social Determinants of Health Through a Cultural Lens at People and Places 2017 | National Alliance of Community Economic Development Associations | May 31 - June 2

Shelterforce publisher Harold Simon will moderate a panel of three leaders in bridging the gap between health care and community development in communities of color. The conference will include 35 sessions and 100 speakers. Click here to learn more.

Dialogue4Health | Build Power for Health Equity: Strategic Practices for Local Health Departments | June 1, 1 p.m. EDT

How can local health departments effectively advance health equity? And how should they work with community groups (and vice versa) to do so? Join this webinar, hosted by the Public Health Institute, for a discussion on strategic health equity practices.

Webcast and In-Person Meeting | HUD: A New Era of Homeownership | June 1 at 2 p.m. EDT

Joel Kan, Mortgage Bankers Association; Christie Peale, Center for NYC Neighborhoods; Jon Spader, Harvard JCHS; and Lawrence Yun, National Association of Realtors, will discuss the recent housing crisis and its impact on consumer behavior with a focus on the challenges millennial purchasers face. Registration and further info here.

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In Memoriam: Pete Garcia
Shelterforce Staff


The community development world lost a leader on May 3. Pete Garcia, who was the director of Chicanos Por La Causa from 1984 to 2008, passed away at the age of 71. Here are some memories of Garcia, also known as "Big Dog," submitted by Shelterforce readers . . . More

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4 Reasons to Retire the Phrase "Inner City"
Miriam Axel-Lute, Shelterforce
Long uncomfortable with the term "inner city," I see that it has still come up in Shelterforce more often than I would have expected. While there are surely more, here are four reasons why we should put the phrase out to pasture. More

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Plans for Housing in the Age of Climate Change Should Include This Tool
Keli A. Tianga, Shelterforce
In places we've come to expect and places we don't, storm surge flooding is a way of life. Building resiliency requires real data on what (and who) is there now and what should be built in the future. This newly released tool provides that data . . . More


How 2 Children's Hospitals Are Treating Substandard Housing
Barbara Ray, Build Healthy Places Network
In Cincinnati and Columbus, two children's hospitals are going beyond their walls, building partnerships, and looking toward a new model of health care. More


Build Housing for the Jobs You Have
Max Arnell, Fernando Marti, and Peter Cohen, Council of Community Housing Organizations
It seems like the simplest of ideas: the housing that a region plans for and builds should match the needs of the people that live there now and in the future. But in the Bay Area, it is clear that what is being built doesn't always meet this rule. Here is a framework that lays out what's needed to house all people, not just high income-earners . . . More

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You Said It!


One key point which needs attention is Florida's use of the term "economic development" (ED), which is the conventional view over 20 years in that it is equated to only business development, when in fact this concept is but one element of a broader CED socioeconomic paradigm, measuring for public outcomes where needs are greatest rather than merely measuring "success" in business terms. If you want to advocate or support business development, join the Chamber of Commerce . . . --Fernando Centeno, more


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