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Past Issues of NeighborWorks Works

Returning home from incarceration
7/19/2016
Returning home from incarceration
According to the Council of State Governments Justice Center, about 9 million individuals are released from prison every year. For many of these people, re-integrating into their communities is difficult. Finding housing and employment are particular challenges. A number of NeighborWorks network organizations offer programs and services that help former prisoners successfully reach their goals and become strong members of their communities.
Revitalizing American communities through strong partnerships and a...
7/12/2016
Revitalizing American communities through strong partnerships and a little creativity
Poverty, crime and unemployment destabilize communities. NeighborWorks America is committed to rebuilding and revitalizing areas in distress. Strong communities offer better employment and business opportunities and a stable housing market for residents of all income levels.
Creating opportunity in your neighborhood
7/5/2016
Creating opportunity in your neighborhood
The next NeighborWorks Training Institute will be held in Detroit. The Motor City is in the midst of revitalization and renewal, making it the perfect place for our symposium, " Creating Places of Opportunity: Investing in Neighborhoods.” The event will feature a keynote address by Mayor Mike Duggan and discussions by community development experts and leaders from around the country.
Helping low- and moderate-income renters find 'home'
6/28/2016
Helping low- and moderate-income renters find 'home'
The number of people who are renting is rising and so are rents. In 2015, more than 40 million Americans called rental properties home, an increase of 9 million from 2005. The demand for affordable rental housing has hit low-income renters especially hard.
The gentrification dilemma
6/21/2016
The gentrification dilemma
How do you find the right balance between neighborhood improvement, with the accompanying rise in property values, and retention of both lower-income residents and the community's distinctive culture? According to one analysis on the Governing website, nearly 20 percent of neighborhoods with lower incomes and home values experienced gentrification since 2000—more than double the rate seen in the 1990s. Rates increased in 39 of the 50 cities reviewed.
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