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

  • Case Studies & Practices
Background

In 2015, Oakland, California was riding the crest of a great economic wave.  Years of growth in both…

  • Case Studies & Practices
Background

In early 2011, the central intent of the City of Charlotte’s Housing Locational Policy was to serve as…

  • Case Studies & Practices
Background

The City of Atlanta has long been differentiated from other cities based on its unique combination of…

  • Press Release
  • News Announcement

WASHINGTON — March 21, 2019 —The nation is experiencing a housing crisis on many fronts, from homelessness and poor housing quality to lack of supply and housing disconnected from jobs. This diverse landscape demands that cities and states…

Housing of all kinds
Housing of all kinds

There is a simple truth that connects every person in every city, town and village across America: They want a safe, affordable place to call home. A place to raise their families, enjoy meals with friends and rest their heads at night. But for…

Housing in America
Housing in America
  • Press Release

WASHINGTON — January 23, 2019 — As the federal government enters into the second month of a partial shutdown, more than 20 leaders from America’s cities, towns and villages gathered in Washington to take action to solve one of the toughest…

National Housing Task Force
National Housing Task Force
  • 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