Neighborhood Revitalization | PD&R EDGE
“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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
Opened in 2020, the Bloom is a 97-unit affordable housing development that shares its 7-story building in the Braddock Road neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia, with Carpenter’s Shelter, a ground-floor emergency shelter for people experiencing homelessness.
African-American residents of Detroit experienced devastating effects from the Great Recession. Job losses in the auto industry set off a chain reaction of income loss, declining property values, and depressed municipal tax revenue that induced the largest municipal bankruptcy in American history.
Public spending forms the basis of affordable housing production or preservation. When public funds are unavailable or prioritized elsewhere, however, nongovernmental entities can fill this financing gap with private investment funds.