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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.

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 Veteran homelessness has dropped 33% since 2010 and 10% in the last year alone.

As part of NLC’s on-going State of the Cities series, Veterans Day offers an opportunity to look closely at how cities are following through on their…

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State and local governments are on the front lines of ensuring veterans are successfully reintegrated into their communities. The numbers can be daunting:

48,000 veterans will return from Afghanistan by the end of the year. 58,000 veterans…
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Sixteen Cities Participate in "Homeless Veteran Leadership Network"

Washington, D.C. - National League of Cities (NLC) today announced the "Homeless Veteran Leadership Network" (HVLN…

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Audrey Rowe, second from left, along with staff from NLC and FRAC, visit a middle school in Nashville to see how the school prepares their afterschool meals and to learn more about their coordinated afterschool programs.

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NLC is proud to announce its continued partnership with The Wallace Foundation. Through a new communication grant, NLC is working to equip city leaders with the knowledge to create, expand and improve afterschool opportunities in their…

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WHAT: National League of Cities' annual Congressional City Conference brings together more than 2,000 elected and appointed city leaders to focus on the federal policy issues that are important to local governments. The conference, held March 8…

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This article originally appeared in Governing.


NLC has partnered with Mayor Ralph Becker and local stakeholders in Salt Lake City on the campaign to end chronic veteran homelessness, and has promoted the city’s efforts in order to…

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Since 1968, the Fair Housing Act has required the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to “affirmatively further fair housing” within all of its programs.  For cities and towns accepting HUD grants, such as the Community…

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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has proposed a new rule to encourage greater compliance with the agency’s goal of “affirmatively furthering fair housing” as required under the Fair Housing Act.  Local governments and…

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NLC President Marie Lopez Rogers, mayor, Avondale, AZ issued the following statement in response to today's Senate vote on S. 744 - the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act:

"…

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