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Hello <<First Name>>,

Thanks for tuning in! It’s been an eventful month and here’s what we’ve been working on:

Hot Topics
ShelterJH members share relevant articles with one another through our member group. Here are what our conversations have been about this month:

Consultants released their alternatives for developing Northern South Park, and now it's time to weigh in!

Northern South Park
In case you missed it, Opticos (the consultants the County hired to examine Northern South Park) just released their alternatives for developing NSP. Please take the time to look them over and leave your comments on the website portal here by September 7. NSP is a huge opportunity for our community and could provide tons of homes for locals if it's developed responsibly. You can always comment that you want to see as many permanently deed-restricted homes for locals as possible, and that the prices should be linked to average incomes.

Dreamers deserve homes too!
The Town and County staff are considering updates to our Housing Regulations that would include making DACA recipients eligible to own Affordable Housing Department homes. They met on July 12 (check out the staff report here). The comment period is open until September 13. Check out some talking points here. Weigh in now and let your representatives know that DACA recipients should be eligible for our public housing programs:

Lots of great folks came together this month to share their housing stories!

Everything is Fine Story Slam
It was so good to see you all at the Story Slam! A special thanks to those who bravely shared their stories about creepy landlords and fairy possums. If you missed it, check out our partner Act Now JH’s Instagram for the recording. Thanks for your support, and we'll see you at our next event.

Join Us!
If you’re not already a member, please join our movement. We suggest a donation of $20 per year; however, we want our membership to be as accessible as possible, so please pay what you can. Members receive access to special meetings, vote on the Board of Directors, and help set the vision and trajectory for the organization. If you are already a member, please ask your friends and neighbors to join as well!

As always, I am here to answer any questions. Thanks for your steadfast support of ShelterJH!

Clare Stumpf

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