Row houses in Philadelphia
Row houses in Philadelphia

Community & Housing

At NLC, we believe everyone deserves a place to call home. That's why we're here to assist city leaders in creating safe, affordable, healthy and equitable housing solutions. Over the years, we've teamed up with public and private stakeholders to help our members achieve their goals and meet their unique housing needs.

Here's how we support cities seeking to improve housing for their residents:

  • Legislative Advocacy
  • Research
  • Technical Assistance
  • Information, Education and Engagement

Recent

  • Press Release

WASHINGTON — August 16, 2018 — Today the National League of Cities (NLC) announced that it is joining the steering committee for the “Opportunity Starts at Home" campaign, a multi-sector initiative focused on advancing federal solutions that…

American housing
American housing
  • Case Studies & Practices
What was the goal of the initiative?

The UnitedHealthcare and Chicanos Por La Causa Partnership for Quality…

  • Case Studies & Practices

What is the goal of the initiative?

The Housing First initiative in Cleveland/Cuyahoga County, Ohio formed in 2002 in response to all-time-high levels of long-term (chronic) homelessness in the city and county. The initiative’s goal is to…

Emerald Alliance Building Cleveland
Emerald Alliance Building Cleveland
  • 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
  • Press Release

Federal FY 2018 Budget Eliminates Critical Program
for Cities and Counties

WASHINGTON — March 9, 2017 — The following joint statement was issued today from U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO & Executive Director Tom…

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Research Report

To help local communities address the increased flooding expected from sea-level rise and more frequent extreme weather events, the Georgetown Climate Center designed a model sea-level rise ordinance to provide local governments with a template…

  • Case Studies & Practices
Urban Agriculture Policies: City of Cleveland, Ohio

The City of Cleveland is committed to increasing community health, sustainability and supporting local economies.

 

Urban Agriculture: Best Practices & Possibilities

This…

  • Research Report

The City of Cleveland is committed to increasing community health, sustainability and supporting local economies. Below is a collection of policies and ordinances that the city has adopted to increase, enable and facilitate urban agriculture.  …

  • Research Report

Abstract

This report provides an overview of urban agriculture and local food system resources and practices across the United States and parts of Canada, with a primary emphasis on providing resources that can encourage and support urban…

  • Research Report

This report provides an overview of urban agriculture and local food system resources and practices across the United States and parts of Canada, with a primary emphasis on providing resources that can encourage and support urban agriculture in…