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Housing

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  • CitiesSpeak

America's mayors have stated that affordable housing, particularly for the homeless, is an issue of primary concern in their cities. NLC's Elisha Harig-Blaine shares the story of one homeless veteran who was able to…

photo - Nonprofits and Philanthropies Can Help Create Affordable Housing in Your City
photo - Nonprofits and Philanthropies Can Help Create Affordable Housing in Your City
  • CitiesSpeak

The Supreme Court recently held 5-3 that local governments have “standing” to bring Fair Housing Act (FHA) lawsuits against banks alleging discriminatory lending practices.

The glass is more than half full after…

photo - Supreme Court: Cities Can Proceed With Claims Against Banks for Discriminatory Lending
photo - Supreme Court: Cities Can Proceed With Claims Against Banks for Discriminatory Lending
  • CitiesSpeak

This webinar on April 25 will discuss the release of a toolkit with information about how to identify and successfully apply for vacant federal properties that can be used to help the homeless in your city.

photo - How Cities Can Acquire Free Land to House and Serve Homeless People
photo - How Cities Can Acquire Free Land to House and Serve Homeless People
  • Case Studies & Practices
What was the goal of the initiative?

The Arroyo Vista public housing development, the city’s only such venue, was falling into disrepair. The costs to improve or rebuild the 150-unit development could not be borne by the city alone. Toward the…

Healthy housing
Healthy housing
  • CitiesSpeak

Partnerships that create a solid connection between housing and healthcare can offer a multitude of benefits for cities, including lower long-term healthcare costs, better educational opportunities, and employment that…

photo - Public Health and Housing: You Can’t Have One Without the Other
photo - Public Health and Housing: You Can’t Have One Without the Other
  • CitiesSpeak

These cities show that a commitment to equity, engagement and enforcement can provide city leaders with the information they need to adopt an integrated approach to healthy housing efforts that is driven by data,…

photo - Connecting the Three E’s of Healthy Housing
photo - Connecting the Three E’s of Healthy Housing

Introduction

This Action Guide was designed as a tool to help community advocates, practitioners, intermediaries, and jurisdictions in their efforts to foster mixedincome transit oriented development (TOD). The term “mixed-income TOD” is…

  • Press Release

WASHINGTON — March 2, 2017 — Today, the U.S. Senate confirmed the appointment of Ben Carson as the 16th secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). On behalf of the nation’s 19,000 cities, towns and villages, the…

HUD Headquarters in Washington DC
HUD Headquarters in Washington DC
  • CitiesSpeak

Dr. Ben Carson will likely take over the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and its budget. HUD provides significant resources to cities and their residents – so when it comes to affordable housing…

photo - Cities Are Part of the Prescription to Fix America’s Affordable Housing Crisis
photo - Cities Are Part of the Prescription to Fix America’s Affordable Housing Crisis
  • CitiesSpeak

An upcoming webinar will show how cities can provide their residents with reliable, low-cost, and easy-to-perform home energy assessments.

When the city of Berkeley, California, launched its Building Energy…

photo - Cities Turn to Home Energy Score to Help Residents Save Money and Reduce Energy Waste
photo - Cities Turn to Home Energy Score to Help Residents Save Money and Reduce Energy Waste