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April 2016

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Ten questions to consider before launching a neighborhood marketing campaign
Where do you start when setting out to change the perception of your neighborhood or community? Here are 10 questions you need to ask and answer.
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Thinking about solar? Nine trends and lessons learned
Solar power is ramping up across the country as a clean, money-saving form of alternative energy. More than six months after NeighborWorks partnered with GRID Alternatives, it’s a good time to review what types of organizations and residents can benefit the most from solar energy and the direction of the market trends.
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New book makes affordable housing ‘sexy’
In an era when it seems fewer people are reading anything longer or “deeper” than social media posts, it is somewhat shocking that a nonfiction book on evictions written by a Harvard professor would be on best-seller lists. But "Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City" is that kind of book.
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Lessons from the trenches of community-police engagement
How do you make inner-city "kill zones" safe for families? Civil rights attorney Connie Rice has had remarkable success in the projects of Los Angeles, and in this blog post, her insights are applied to community development.
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Location, location, location: county health rankings
In the last month, annual County Health Rankings were released that measure everything from high-school graduation rates, to obesity, to unemployment, providing a revealing snapshot of how health is influenced by where we live, learn, work and play. Read this interview to learn more.