Row houses in Philadelphia
Row houses in Philadelphia

Community & Housing

Cities today face varying challenges with housing and creating welcoming neighborhoods for their demographically diverse residents. NLC offers resources and tools to help you cultivate communities that not only meet the needs of your diverse residents, but welcome them and offer a sense of place.

Community & Housing subtopics:

Recent

  • Issue Brief

Due to discriminatory housing practices and the inadequate supply of affordable housing, coupled with wage stagnation as rents have risen, a housing crisis in America’s cities was inevitable. The COVID-19 pandemic has only exacerbated America’s…

  • Webinar

Across the country, communities are faced with income and wealth inequality, exploitative working conditions, and displacement. As cities think about how to support workers and small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic,…

Building a Just Economy with Employee Ownership
Building a Just Economy with Employee Ownership
  • Webinar

Unlike traditional affordable-housing policies and programs that have specific term limits, community land trusts help to create lasting affordability.  

More than 250 community land trusts in the United States provide affordable rental…

Creating Lasting Affordability Through Community Land Trusts
Creating Lasting Affordability Through Community Land Trusts
  • Webinar

As COVID-19 response continues amidst all of the on-going uncertainly, housing issues continue to be front and center. Eviction moratoriums, which have kept residents housed during the pandemic, are now being lifted in many cities, towns, and…

  • Webinar

All communities, and particularly vulnerable children, need healthy and hazard-free housing in order to thrive and reach their full potential. In navigating the current global pandemic, the ability to ensure residents live in hazard free homes is…

Housing Hazards and Health
Housing Hazards and Health
  • Webinar

With COVID-19 forcing millions of Americans into unemployment and temporary eviction moratoria about to expire as emergency orders end, renter households are in jeopardy of evictions. This webinar will highlight how two different regions of the…

Small Town Houses
Small Town Houses
  • Webinar

This webinar will explore the immense housing instability challenges that communities are facing in light of COVID-19, and how many have decided to implement rental assistance programs as policy solutions. Tune in to hear about how rental…

housing
housing
  • Research Report

In Fall 2018, NLC's First Tier Suburbs Council announced a pilot project that would award consulting on economic development to a first tier city or group of cities. The Mid-America Regional Council, a nonprofit that serves the nine county Kansas…

First tier housing summit
First tier housing summit

Which housing market does your city have? There are six.

Every medium and large city in America was analyzed in the National League of Cities' new report, “Housing Market Conditions Across America’s Cities,” which includes tailored…

Housing of all kinds
Housing of all kinds
  • News Announcement
  • Press Release

WASHINGTON – July 9, 2019 – Today, the National League of Cities (NLC) released a comprehensive affordable housing report entitled “Homeward Bound: The Road to Affordable Housing,” at an event in Washington. The report focuses on the challenges…

Homes in America
Homes in America