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Growing our cities and regions requires us to capitalize not only on our cities’ and our states' public leadership, but on the unique assets of what we call our anchor institutions: our hospitals, universities, foundations, or businesses – Secretary Donovan.


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Case Studies: HUD USER publishes a series of case studies examples of anchor institutions that have deep roots in the community and are longstanding contributors to the community’s stability and strength. Learn More.

partners in ProgressPartners in Progress: HUD USER publishes a quarterly newsletter about research partnerships, grantees, anchor institutions, and other news. Learn More.

Research Partnerships: PD&R seeks unsolicited research partnerships with universities, philanthropic organizations, and/or other federal or state agencies through noncompetitive cooperative agreements. Learn More.

Related Resources: This section provides a number of useful resources for students and researchers. Learn More.

Archived Newsletters: This section includes newsletters OUP has produced in the last few years. It includes Diversity Works, and both the OUP and the grantee newsletters. Learn More.


The Evolution of Anchor Institutions Sherone Ivey, Deputy Assistant Secretary for University Partnerships

Anchor institutions are the backbone of communities across the United States, with institutions of higher education playing an especially vital role in driving innovation and economic growth. Sherone Ivey, Deputy Assistant Secretary for University Partnerships, discusses how OUP is working to leverage university engagement for community betterment. Learn More.

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This section contains research conducted by OUP grantees. It includes university and college grant program grantees and dissertations funded through OUP’s Doctoral Dissertation Research Grant (DDRG) and Early Doctoral Student Research Grant (EDSRG) programs. Learn More.

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