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From flood to framework: Building collaboration across state lines
12/30/2016
From flood to framework: Building collaboration across state lines
In 1993, the Great Flood along the Mississippi River caused $15 billion in damages across 30,000 square miles in a tri-state region stretching through Missouri, Iowa and Illinois. Recovery efforts required coordination with multiple government agencies across state lines.
A new financing tool for affordable housing and economic development
12/29/2016
A new financing tool for affordable housing and economic development
Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE) developed the first LIHTC project in New York City with Enterprise Community Partners in the early 1990s.
The Farmory: Indoor farm gives a downtown neighborhood a healthy boost
12/28/2016
The Farmory: Indoor farm gives a downtown neighborhood a healthy boost
Despite revitalization, a low-income area in downtown Green Bay still suffered from lingering poverty. NeighborWorks Green Bay came up with a plan to provide food, jobs and educational opportunities.
New paradigm for a new millennium
12/23/2016
New paradigm for a new millennium
Penquis formed MainStream Finance to serve as a community development financial institution. It offers educational and financial services to support homebuyers as well as residents who desire to start or grow a small business.
Manufactured housing done right with the Next Step Network
12/22/2016
Manufactured housing done right with the Next Step Network
In 2004, the nonprofit corporation Frontier Housing pledged to cut its building cycle times in half. To meet this challenge, the organization recognized manufactured housing as the obvious choice.
Creating employment opportunities for the hard-to-place
12/21/2016
Creating employment opportunities for the hard-to-place
When Primavera Foundation staff and volunteers began hearing reports of scamming and abuse from the individuals living in their shelter and rental housing programs, they implemented a two-prong approach to address it.
Creating a culture of health using economic development tools
12/21/2016
Creating a culture of health using economic development tools
Diabetes is prevalent among low-to-moderate income households and people of color, including Latinos. To address this growing concern in Texas, home to a large Latino population, Business and Community Lenders of Texas partnered with organizations and individuals to help change eating habits.
The Golden Moment: Building assets and partnerships through free ta...
12/20/2016
The Golden Moment: Building assets and partnerships through free tax preparation
Tax refunds can be crucial for low- and moderate-income families in this country. With the help of services offered by organizations like Neighborhood Housing Services of Greater Cleveland, working poor families in the Cleveland area can discover tax credits and refunds that help them pay for housing, utility and food expenses.
Seattle's Tiny House Village
12/19/2016
Seattle's Tiny House Village
In November 2015, the number of homeless Seattle residents prompted the city to declare a state of emergency. The Low Income Housing Institute stepped in to help.
Helping homes go green in Vermont
12/19/2016
Helping homes go green in Vermont
NeighborWorks of Western Vermont recognized the problem in older homes that resulted in high utility bills and set an ambitious goal to retrofit 1,000 homes in Rutland County within three years.
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