Over the past several years, the Far Rockaway neighborhood of Queens in New York City has been the focus of significant redevelopment activity.
Ward 7 in Washington, D.C. has long suffered from disinvestment and high concentrations of poverty.
In Eagle River, Alaska, located approximately 15 miles from downtown Anchorage, the Cook Inlet Housing Authority (CIHA) is helping revitalize the city’s downtown while providing affordable housing and green amenities to seniors, families, and other residents.
Significant floods impacted southern Louisiana in 2016, prompting efforts from federal, state, and local governments aimed at both recovering from the floods and ensuring resiliency against future disasters.
Dr. Alice Moore Apartments is a new supportive housing development in the historic Northwood Shores neighborhood of West Palm Beach, Florida.
The South Boston neighborhood, located a few miles from downtown Boston, is well known as a working-class area and home to a large community of Irish immigrants and their descendants.
Since 2014, nonprofit Westside Future Fund (WFF) has been committed to revitalizing the four predominantly African-American neighborhoods that constitute Atlanta’s Westside.
The city of York, Pennsylvania, like many towns with an industrial past, is working to reclaim and repurpose obsolete and disused industrial sites and increase the supply of affordable housing.
The Secretary’s Award for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships is presented annually to honor excellence in cross-sector strategic partnerships between the philanthropic and public sectors.
In June 2016, the city of Long Beach, California released the Midtown Specific Plan, which outlines a framework for implementing streetscape and economic improvements along Long Beach Boulevard, a 369-acre transit corridor providing access to the rest of the city.
The 2017 completion of the Lofts on Arthington — a 181-unit affordable housing development with wraparound services built by mission-driven developer Mercy Housing Lakefront (MHL) — represents one of the final stages in a decades-long effort to rebuild the Homan Square neighborhood of Chicago.
Opened in 2020, the Bloom is a 97-unit affordable housing development that shares its 7-story building in the Braddock Road neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia, with Carpenter’s Shelter, a ground-floor emergency shelter for people experiencing homelessness.
African-American residents of Detroit experienced devastating effects from the Great Recession. Job losses in the auto industry set off a chain reaction of income loss, declining property values, and depressed municipal tax revenue that induced the largest municipal bankruptcy in American history.
Public spending forms the basis of affordable housing production or preservation. When public funds are unavailable or prioritized elsewhere, however, nongovernmental entities can fill this financing gap with private investment funds.
For the first time in nearly 50 years, the LaGrange Housing Authority (LHA), which serves the small city of LaGrange, Georgia, as well as the rest of Troup County and other nearby areas, completed a new affordable housing project.
Rolland Curtis Gardens opened in November 2019 in the Exposition Park neighborhood of Los Angeles.
The Higher Education Act defines an HBCU as … any Historically Black College or University that was established prior to 1964 whose principal mission was, and is the education of Black Americans, and that is accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency or association.
Douglas Greene Apartments is an affordable housing development in the town of Kodak in Sevier County, Tennessee, that opened in spring 2020.
The Corona neighborhood of Queens, New York, faces some significant challenges, such as providing affordable housing for seniors and reducing overcrowding in local childcare and education facilities.
Opportunity Zones are a place-based strategy to spur needed revitalization in underinvested areas throughout the United States.