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:

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  • Case Studies & Practices
What are the target goals?

In the face of concerns about a homeless encampment, multiple agencies within the City of Indianapolis worked with community partners and service providers to offer people transitional and permanent housing solutions.…

  • CitiesSpeak

For the third straight year, mayors have identified housing as a fundamental challenge facing their communities, according to our 2016 State of the Cities report.

Recognizing the unique role that housing plays in the fabric of cities, 40…

Veteran housing
Veteran housing
  • CitiesSpeak

Cities are now five years into a demographic change that will impact nearly every family in America from now until well beyond 2030. In the face of this change, how can city leaders meet the challenge of connecting available resources to the…

Home Depot
Home Depot
  • CitiesSpeak

Our new weekly roundup of the latest reading materials filtered through an urban affairs lens.

Affordable Housing & Homelessness
Next City: Should Seattle Be Building Tent Cities for the Homeless?
July 11
The…

police officer
police officer
  • Case Studies & Practices

What is the goal of the ordinance?

Like many cities, the City of Austin is committed to a goal of expanding the volume of affordable housing, particularly affordable rentals. Analysis from the city's housing authority sets the current…

  • Press Release

The Future of Big Cities: Planning Directors Share Their Perspectives

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 from 6:00-8:00pm

San Francisco City Hall, North Light Court

As global trends continue to reshape our cities, we face a…

  • Press Release

WASHINGTON—Speaking today before the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, Elisha Harig-Blaine, principal housing associate for veterans and special needs at the National League of Cities (NLC), told the committee that Congress must act…

Press Release
Press Release
  • Press Release

This article is the third in a series of mobile workshop spotlights, presented by the City of Nashville ahead of the 2015 Congress of Cities and Exposition. Join NLC in Nashville this November, and sign up for mobile workshops to go on an…

Press Release
Press Release
  • CitiesSpeak

In recent years, dramatic progress has been made across the nation in the effort to reduce Veteran homelessness thanks to strategic planning, bold leadership, and unprecedented community collaboration. These elements are being paired with data-…

Members of Team Depot build a community garden in LA.
Members of Team Depot build a community garden in LA.
  • Press Release

WASHINGTON-Houston Mayor Annise Parker today announced that Houston has become the largest city in the nation to create a system to house any homeless veteran, effectively ending veteran homelessness in the city. Today's historic announcement…

Press Release
Press Release