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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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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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National League of Cities (NLC) President Marie Lopez Rogers, mayor, Avondale, AZ responds to the introduction of the immigration reform bill:

"Today has been long in coming. Cities have advocated for fixing our nation's broken…

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While agreements for the shared use of city and school district facilities are prevalent nationwide, the City of Emeryville, Calif., has taken this approach to a new level with its ambitious plan to build the Emeryville Center of Community Life…

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  • CitiesSpeak

During his presentation at the Congressional City Conference last week, the 18th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin E. Dempsey, walked nearly 1,200 attendees through multiple aspects of a photo (below) showing two soldiers from…

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The Military Communities Council kicked off its first official meeting as an NLC member council at the 2013 Congressional City Conference on Tuesday morning, March 12th.  Council Chairman…

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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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  • CitiesSpeak

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…