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  • Avenue CDC Celebrates Logo Launch in Houston’s Near Northside Neighborhood

    Avenue CDC Celebrates Logo Launch in Houston’s Near Northside Neighborhood

    Residents and community leaders in Houston’s Near Northside neighborhood celebrated their new neighborhood logo at a launch party in early May.

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  • Payday Lending Alternatives

    Payday Lending Alternatives

    The Community Development Corporation (CDC) of Brownsville and the Neighborhood Housing Services (NHS) of Baltimore have designed short-term lending programs with more forgiving rates and fees than typical payday lending institutions.

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  • The ‘Sankofa Initiative’ – A High Impact Urban Agricultural Community

    The ‘Sankofa Initiative’ – A High Impact Urban Agricultural Community

    West Elmwood Housing Development Corporation is creating an innovative, multi-faceted urban agricultural community in Providence's West End that is ambitious, expansive, and has the potential to significantly redefine and revitalize this diverse community.

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  • Lease Purchase Agreements – History and Promise

    Lease Purchase Agreements – History and Promise

    Lease purchase agreements were designed to help renters become homeowners without the use of traditional financing tools. But do they actually work? The Center for American Progress (CAP) recently published a report that considers the history and potential of this model.

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  • Building Vibrant Spaces through the ‘Power of 10’

    Building Vibrant Spaces through the ‘Power of 10’

    The 'Power of Ten' is a growth model developed by the Project for Public Spaces that argues the key to revitalizing neglected spaces is to give people multiple reasons to visit by strategically boosting the number and variety of things to do.

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  • The Slavic Village Neighborhood Reinvestment Model

    The Slavic Village Neighborhood Reinvestment Model

    Housing and community development organizations have come up with a 'critical mass' revitalization model for Slavic Village - a Cleveland neighborhood - with the goal of removing every existing problem property through strategic cost-cutting and operational streamlining techniques.

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  • Neighborhood Marketing: Building on Strengths to Change Perceptions

    Neighborhood Marketing: Building on Strengths to Change Perceptions

    NeighborWorks (NWA) News recently shared the progress made by two of NWA's Neighborhood Marketing Program Round II participant communities- the Grand Traverse District in Flint, Michigan, and downtown Roseburg, Oregon.

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  • The Business of Community Change

    The Business of Community Change

    The Stable Communities Initiative hosted the most recent National Training Institute (NTI) Symposium on the 'Business of Community Change' in Los Angeles, California, and Stabilize is sharing some highlights from the event, including insights from David Smith, Founder and CEO of the Affordable Housing Institute.

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  • Support for Seniors – The Columbus Cottage Program

    Support for Seniors – The Columbus Cottage Program

    NeighborWorks Columbus (GA) is helping some of their most vulnerable elderly residents live safely and comfortably through their Columbus Cottage Program. This program provides new homes for deserving seniors - built on the land where their old homes stood - allowing them to age gracefully in place.

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  • Neighborhood Pathways – Improving Connectivity and Livability

    Neighborhood Pathways – Improving Connectivity and Livability

    The City of Cleveland has championed a variety of vacant land reuse strategies - One of these is neighborhood pathways. These are paths constructed on vacant land that connect adjoining streets, adding new walking and biking routes through neighborhoods.

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  • Watch Our NEW Neighborhood Marketing Program Video

    Watch Our NEW Neighborhood Marketing Program Video

    The video highlights the work of three Neighborhood Marketing Program participants and their work to change external perceptions and bolster resident confidence in their neighborhoods.

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  • Find Grant Opportunities on Our Events Page!

    Find Grant Opportunities on Our Events Page!

    In an effort to make our site into a clearinghouse for the best resources from the community stabilization field, we have added grant opportunities to our events page!

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Designing a Place-Based Plan for StabilizationLearn about a logical series of steps in designing a place-based plan for stabilization, including strategic partnerships, market analysis, eight categories of stabilization strategies, and more.

Beyond Stabilization: Strategies for Sustainable CommunitiesAll communities impacted by foreclosures also have a unique opportunity, in the midst of crisis, to rethink what they want to become over the long term and establish new directions. Learn about comprehensive planning here.

Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) StrategiesThe NSP program is the centerpiece of funding for many stabilization responses. Learn about NSP and how others are using it effectively here.

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