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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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In December 2011, while on patrol in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan, Marine Lance Corporal Christian Brown stepped on an explosive device that took both of his legs, one above the knee and the other below his hip, as well as a part of his…

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Mortgage Resolution Partners (MRP), an investment firm based in California, is pitching a plan to cities and counties involving the use of eminent domain that they say would help struggling homeowners in communities where federal programs like…

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This is the final post in a three –part series that explores gentrification as an ‘unintended consequence’ of the (re)development of a place, and identifies innovative tools that cities are using to address the overlapping issues of mobility and…

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As a result of the housing and economic crisis many cities and towns are struggling with a troublesome trend of homes being abandoned. In communities large and small - from Chicago to Hillsboro, OR - and in states across the country from Florida…

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  • CitiesSpeak

This is the second in a three–part series that explores gentrification as an ‘unintended consequence’ of the (re)development of a place, and identifies innovative tools and strategies that cities are using to address the overlapping issues of…

  • CitiesSpeak

This is the first in a three –part series that explores gentrification as an ‘unintended consequence’ of the (re)development of a place, and identifies innovative tools that cities are using to address the overlapping issues of mobility and…

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by Mark Perlman

Representatives and community members from the City of Claremont, Calif., Los Angeles County, and non-profit developer Jamboree Housing gathered on March 6th to celebrate the grand opening of Courier Place, an…

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With more than 1,200 homeless on any given night in Oklahoma City and thousands more "couch" homeless families and children, a means to help has become a reality. In September 2011, the Homeless Alliance opened the WestTown Homeless Resource…

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by Carolyn Berndt

This month, the International Code Council Foundation is raising awareness of the role of building codes in creating safe and sustainable structures, declaring May Building Safety Month. In its 32nd year, Building…

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by Cynthia Cusick

Everybody's Tree House at Riverdale Park in Germantown, Tenn., is a place for the entire community to experience nature through play. The leaders of Germantown leveraged NLC's U.S. Communities program and their…

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