Houston Mayor Annise Parker today announced that Houston has become the largest city in the nation to create a system to house any homeless veteran, effectively ending veteran homelessness in the city.
As part of its bold $75 million Safety and Justice Challenge to change the way America thinks about and uses jails, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced the 20 jurisdictions selected to receive $150,000 planning grants.
ity leaders from around the nation came to Washington this week to push for greater investment in infrastructure, as part of NLC's recognition of Infrastructure Week.
Throughout Infrastructure Week 2015, city leaders raised their voices in calling for federal infrastructure investments at press conferences, meetings and briefings on Capitol Hill, as well as through social media and in webinars.
Funding is now available to local governments to support asset building for low-income residents.
After the House of Representatives passed the Regulatory Integrity Protection Act of 2015 that would halt the currently proposed “Waters of the U.S.” rule, Clarence E. Anthony, CEO & Executive Director of the National League of Cities issued this statement.
Last week, NLC expressed support for House and Senate legislation to halt the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' (Corps) proposed rule on "waters of the U.S."
With NLC's support, the Energy Efficiency Improvement Act (S. 535) passed the House by voice vote and was signed by President Obama. The bill, which passed the Senate last month, will improve the energy efficiency of commercial and federal buildings.
The National League of Cities (NLC) Women in Municipal Government (WIMG) constituency group convened this week in Saint Paul, Minnesota for its annual conference focused on issues important to female elected officials.
Over the past few days, the nation has witnessed yet another community in pain following the tragic death of one of its residents. Our hearts go out to the residents, city leaders and municipal workforce in Baltimore who are searching for answers in the wake of the death of Freddie Gray.