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  • The Impact of Older Buildings on Local Economies

    The Impact of Older Buildings on Local Economies

    The National Trust for Historic Preservation recently published a landmark study that suggests smaller communities with a blend of old and new building stock have a host of economic and social benefits compared to their larger, newer counterparts.

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  • Adapting Strategies to Catalyze Change

    Adapting Strategies to Catalyze Change

    In our final blog detailing presentations from our Forum on Rebuilding Markets, we highlight the work of Hope Enterprise Corporation (HOPE). Over the past decade, HOPE has responded to societal shifts by broadening its work and adapting programs to better serve the changing needs of their communities.

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  • Drivers of Deep Change

    Drivers of Deep Change

    In our third blog featuring presentations from our Louisville Forum, Rebecca Brady, the Greater Louisville Project's Communications and Engagement Officer, explains how they leverage comparative data to help them best position Louisville for the future.

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  • Putting Market-Oriented Data to Use

    Putting Market-Oriented Data to Use

    In this second post featuring highlights from NeighborWorks' Forum on Rebuilding Markets, experts discuss how data can be used to understand local market conditions, and how this information can help your stabilization efforts

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  • Blog: Connecting Your Neighborhood to the Regional Economy

    Blog: Connecting Your Neighborhood to the Regional Economy

    For the first post in our blog series on the NeighborWorks' Forum on Rebuilding Markets we share the insights of Theresa Lynch and her perspective on how to align local markets with regional economies

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  • Blog: Chicago Sells Vacant Lots for $1 (That's not a Typo)

    Blog: Chicago Sells Vacant Lots for $1 (That's not a Typo)

    In Chicago, a program that sells vacant lots for $1 has been greeted with strong support— the city received more than 400 applications to purchase one of the 500 available vacant lots in Englewood.

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  • In Brief: Neighborhood Change, 1970 – 2010 – Transition and Growth in High Poverty Neighborhoods

    In Brief: Neighborhood Change, 1970 – 2010 – Transition and Growth in High Poverty Neighborhoods

    A recent paper released by Impresa Economics tracks the trajectories of high poverty neighborhoods from the 1970s through 2010. The findings might surprise you.

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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.

PolicyStabilization responses must include strategies to reshape policy at the local, state and national level to effect real change. Learn about these approaches here.

TrainingMany new and exciting training opportunities are available to help practitioners and policymakers craft and deliver effective stabilization strategies. Learn about classroom and online training here.