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Mobilizing the community toward a plan for action
7/28/2017
Mobilizing the community toward a plan for action
Many homes in the oldest neighborhoods in Lincoln, Nebraska were converted to poorly maintained apartments. Some residents wanted to preserve the old homes and crumbling neighborhoods, but building an effective coalition to effect change in the highly diverse community, where 90 percent of the properties were rentals proved daunting.
Western New York regional consolidation: The road less traveled
7/27/2017
Western New York regional consolidation: The road less traveled
In response to a looming crisis, four independent CDCs in Western New York consolidated in 2015, using an innovative structure unprecedented in nonprofit mergers.
Investing in employees pays off
7/26/2017
Investing in employees pays off
Talented staff at nonprofits with limited budgets often leave for higher-paying jobs in private industry. To fulfill its mission to the community and stay competitive as an employer Neighborhood Partnership Housing Services addresses the need to attract and retain diverse and talented staff, reduce turnover rates and improve job satisfaction.
ClimateCARE: Engaging a vulnerable community to face climate change...
7/25/2017
ClimateCARE: Engaging a vulnerable community to face climate change threats
Pollution, rising sea levels and climate change threaten East Boston. The majority of the 40,000 residents in the neighborhood are immigrants and people of color who faced social, economic and linguistic barriers to understand and address these issues until the Neighborhood of Affordable Housing's inclusive community engagement process began.
Working together to create a difference
7/24/2017
Working together to create a difference
Community revitalization is most effective when partners from all levels work together. Yet, due to years of minimal funding and competition among agencies, there were few examples of that in the city of San Bernardino, CA, which filed for bankruptcy in 2012.
Cross-sector collaboration helps seniors age in place
7/21/2017
Cross-sector collaboration helps seniors age in place
Aging residents are often isolated in their homes and invisible to the various government and nonprofit programs designed to help them. The challenge, however, is to connect the aging-in-place population to the resources critical to their health and safety.
Strengthening communities by creating lasting and responsible homeo...
7/20/2017
Strengthening communities by creating lasting and responsible homeownership
The Housing Partnership for Morris County found a creative way to make homeownership a realistic long-term affordable option.
Forgivable loans: A uniquely-effective strategy in expanding opport...
7/19/2017
Forgivable loans: A uniquely-effective strategy in expanding opportunities for wealth accumulation
To meet New York City's affordable housing challenge, Neighborhood Housing Services of New York City (NHSNYC) offers integrated homeownership services that help low- and moderate-income families.
Revitalization creates new home for legally blind homeowner
7/18/2017
Revitalization creates new home for legally blind homeowner
Mennonite Housing's Boarded-Up Homes Program is designed to reverse the blighted housing conditions in the city's Local Investment Areas.
Resident leadership in bloom: cultivating community in the Ivy Stre...
7/18/2017
Resident leadership in bloom: cultivating community in the Ivy Street Garden
Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven (NHSNH) found that many residents in the Newhallville neighborhood of New Haven, Connecticut felt disconnected from their community and unsafe, they worked with residents to rehabilitate the community.
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