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Former Massachusetts High School Converted to Affordable Housing for Seniors
Former Massachusetts High School Converted to Affordable Housing for Seniors

In 2022, developers transformed a century-old, abandoned school building in Southbridge, Massachusetts, into a mixed-income housing development for seniors.



Preserving Affordable Housing in Gentrifying Omaha Neighborhood
Preserving Affordable Housing in Gentrifying Omaha Neighborhood

In fall 2023, a local nonprofit in Omaha, Nebraska, finished rehabilitating two century-old, historically designated buildings into affordable apartments in a neighborhood...



Using Historic Preservation to Promote Affordability and Revitalization
Using Historic Preservation to Promote Affordability and Revitalization

The relationship between historic preservation and housing affordability is not always straightforward.



Affordable Housing Project Serves as a Catalyst to the Revitalization of South Bronx

In 2022, 425 Grand Concourse opened as a mixed-use affordable housing project in New York City’s South Bronx neighborhood.




Building Resiliency and Community in Wilson, North Carolina

In 2016, the small city of Wilson, North Carolina, experienced flooding from Hurricane Matthew.



Housing in the Context of Neighborhood Decline
Housing in the Context of Neighborhood Decline

“Housing in the Context of Neighborhood Decline,” a working paper from the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University written by Sharon Cornelissen and Christine Jang-Trettien, discusses the effects of urban neighborhood decline on housing.


Vista Nueva Shows a New View to Youth and Families in North Natomas, California
Vista Nueva Shows a New View to Youth and Families in North Natomas, California

North Natomas’ Staybridge Suites is one of many hotels across California to undergo conversion into permanent supportive housing using funds from California’s Homekey program.



Cross-Atlantic Learning
Cross-Atlantic Learning

On March 27, 2023, a British delegation composed of government officials from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities; Local Trust, a place-based funder of community initiatives; the Young Foundation...



Large-Scale Affordable Housing Addresses Community Needs and Helps Spur Neighborhood Growth in Queens, New York
Large-Scale Affordable Housing Addresses Community Needs and Helps Spur Neighborhood Growth in Queens, New York

Over the past several years, the Far Rockaway neighborhood of Queens in New York City has been the focus of significant redevelopment activity.



Building a New Community From Historic Roots in Washington, D.C.
Building a New Community From Historic Roots in Washington, D.C.

Ward 7 in Washington, D.C. has long suffered from disinvestment and high concentrations of poverty.




Building a New Multigenerational Neighborhood in Eagle River, Alaska
Building a New Multigenerational Neighborhood in Eagle River, Alaska

In Eagle River, Alaska, located approximately 15 miles from downtown Anchorage, the Cook Inlet Housing Authority (CIHA) is helping revitalize the city’s downtown while providing affordable housing and green amenities to seniors, families, and other residents.


Preserving the Past and Adapting to the Future in Lafayette, Louisiana
Preserving the Past and Adapting to the Future in Lafayette, Louisiana

Significant floods impacted southern Louisiana in 2016, prompting efforts from federal, state, and local governments aimed at both recovering from the floods and ensuring resiliency against future disasters.



Dr. Alice Moore Apartments Creates Supportive Affordable Housing in Southern Florida
Dr. Alice Moore Apartments Creates Supportive Affordable Housing in Southern Florida

Dr. Alice Moore Apartments is a new supportive housing development in the historic Northwood Shores neighborhood of West Palm Beach, Florida.


 

Affordable Senior Housing for a Gentrifying Boston Neighborhood
Affordable Senior Housing for a Gentrifying Boston Neighborhood

The South Boston neighborhood, located a few miles from downtown Boston, is well known as a working-class area and home to a large community of Irish immigrants and their descendants.



Westside Atlanta Housing Project Helps Legacy Residents Stay in Community
Westside Atlanta Housing Project Helps Legacy Residents Stay in Community

Since 2014, nonprofit Westside Future Fund (WFF) has been committed to revitalizing the four predominantly African-American neighborhoods that constitute Atlanta’s Westside.



From Polluted and Abandoned Industrial Site to Affordable Housing in York, Pennsylvania
From Polluted and Abandoned Industrial Site to Affordable Housing in York, Pennsylvania

The city of York, Pennsylvania, like many towns with an industrial past, is working to reclaim and repurpose obsolete and disused industrial sites and increase the supply of affordable housing.



The Secretary’s Award for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships
The Secretary’s Award for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships

The Secretary’s Award for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships is presented annually to honor excellence in cross-sector strategic partnerships between the philanthropic and public sectors.



Mixed-Use Affordable Housing Project Is a Catalyst to Long Beach Neighborhood Plan
Mixed-Use Affordable Housing Project Is a Catalyst to Long Beach Neighborhood Plan

In June 2016, the city of Long Beach, California released the Midtown Specific Plan, which outlines a framework for implementing streetscape and economic improvements along Long Beach Boulevard, a 369-acre transit corridor providing access to the rest of the city.


Creating Service-Rich Affordable Housing in a Long-Abandoned Industrial Building in Chicago
Creating Service-Rich Affordable Housing in a Long-Abandoned Industrial Building in Chicago

The 2017 completion of the Lofts on Arthington — a 181-unit affordable housing development with wraparound services built by mission-driven developer Mercy Housing Lakefront (MHL) — represents one of the final stages in a decades-long effort to rebuild the Homan Square neighborhood of Chicago.


 


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