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Building a community from the ground up
4/10/2017
Building a community from the ground up
The West Granite neighborhood of Manchester, NH was full of abandoned properties and even occupied properties were in serious disrepair in 2008. In addition, a neighborhood survey revealed that residents felt unsafe. The neighborhood needed reinvestment to clean up the buildings and instill a sense of neighborhood pride.
Thoughtful design allows aging in place
4/10/2017
Thoughtful design allows aging in place
Some 80 percent of people aged 45 and older want to remain in their homes as they age, yet many of their houses were built for people who function independently. Older residents are more likely to live in homes that require substantial modifications and are less energy efficient than newer homes.
RAPIDO: Disaster recovery housing for the 21st century
4/7/2017
RAPIDO: Disaster recovery housing for the 21st century
Disaster recovery has been a challenge in the Rio Grande Valley in Texas. Six years after Hurricane Dolly hit the valley in 2008, residents were still waiting for assistance, many of them among the poorest in the country. Their semi-rural subdivisions lacked potable water, sanitary sewage systems and adequate roads.
Photo Voice: Nurturing community engagement through the creative pr...
4/7/2017
Photo Voice: Nurturing community engagement through the creative process
To foster community engagement, pride and cohesiveness through an artistic project that puts digital cameras and training in the hands of residents in a Rutland, VT neighborhood struggling with drugs, crime and poverty.
Building bridges to success for immigrants
4/6/2017
Building bridges to success for immigrants
Securing an affordable home is challenging for low-income people, particularly for immigrants, who can be exploited by unscrupulous landlords. Lack of English proficiency and information are barriers to accessing assistance. Unfamiliarity with the U.S. banking system hinders immigrants' ability to obtain loans and can prevent them from prospering.
Changing culture: creating college-ready communities
4/5/2017
Changing culture: creating college-ready communities
More than a quarter of the students fail to graduate from high school in Woonsocket, RI, both a symptom and a cause of the city's overall decline. How do we get these poorly performing students to graduate, go to college and break the cycle of poverty?
A ray of sunshine at an uncertain time: PEARLS and PRIDE
4/5/2017
A ray of sunshine at an uncertain time: PEARLS and PRIDE
The 2008 housing crisis was devastating for Waco, Texas. As more houses went into foreclosure, residents were evicted and affordable housing and mortgage loans became difficult to find.
Quixote Village: Tiny homes as permanent supportive housing
4/5/2017
Quixote Village: Tiny homes as permanent supportive housing
The tiny house concept, implemented to respond to homelessness in many communities, faces challenges including accessing both capital and operating financing; designing for community building and resident privacy, and overcoming land use, zoning, building and housing code barriers.
Building community on rooftops
4/4/2017
Building community on rooftops
Avesta Housing needed a way to build and sustain community in its affordable housing complex. The nonprofit hit the mark by equipping its building with a rooftop garden and Healthy Living Center.
Setting and meeting ambitious goals through collaborative leadership
4/3/2017
Setting and meeting ambitious goals through collaborative leadership
Central Appalachia had an estimated 100,000 units of substandard or overcrowded housing. Fahe's network of nonprofits was challenged to increase its production of affordable housing, enabled by increased collaboration and more efficient systems. 
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