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Historically Black Colleges and Universities: Three Case Studies of Experiences in Community Development - Volumes I and II

Release Date: 
October 2007
Posted Date:   
March 5, 2009

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) contracted with Optimal Solutions Group LLC (Optimal) to develop three in-depth case studies that examined selected Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) participating in the HUD HBCU grant program. These case studies were to discuss the local community development context of the area, the HBCU’s history of participation in the grant program and other community development activities, the creation and integration of grant activities over time, and the specific operationalization of a single HUD HBCU grant (the subject grant) awarded between 1999 and 2005. The results of this research are presented in a two-volume report. Volume I summarizes the successful strategies and lessons learned from the three HUD HBCU grant recipients studied and the grant program in general. Volume II contains the full in-depth case studies of Benedict College, LeMoyne-Owen College, and Texas Southern University.



* Volume I - Cross Site Report (*.pdf, 880 KB)

* Volume II - Case Studies (*.pdf, 1.89 MB)