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Housing

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  • Press Release

WASHINGTON — November 13, 2018 — Today the National League of Cities (NLC) announced the creation of a national task force to address how communities can better respond to the growing challenge of housing availability, affordability, investment…

Mayor Bowser
Mayor Bowser
  • News Announcement
  • Press Release

LOS ANGELES — November 9, 2018 — Today, the National League of Cities (NLC), thanks to support from The Home Depot Foundation, released a major study indicating that cities can most effectively meet the housing needs of seniors by focusing on…

Veteran housing
Veteran housing
  • Research Report

Veterans are more likely to own their own homes, but they tend to be older and more likely to have some form of a disability than non-veterans. Increasingly, local leaders are confronted with the costs associated with more residents — both…

  • 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
  • Press Release

WASHINGTON — Following reports that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is backtracking on a proposal to reallocate $460 million away from HUD-VASH, a program that supports homeless Veterans, National League of Cities (NLC) President…

homeless veteran
homeless veteran
  • 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