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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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  • Who’s Moving Where –City Trends

    Who’s Moving Where –City Trends

    There is much talk of how people are becoming interested in city living again, but what story do the numbers tell? According to a Center for Community Progress, fans of city living have something to celebrate, particularly when it comes to millennials, but the growth is uneven, and older generations are less city-centric than their younger counterparts.

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  • Funding Opportunities for Healthy Food Projects

    Funding Opportunities for Healthy Food Projects

    Increasing access to healthy foods for low-income communities is an important issue, but finding the funding to support important projects like these can sometimes be tricky. To ease the process, Stabilize is presenting some useful funding opportunities and support services geared toward improving healthy food access and consumption.

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  • Getting to Know the Folks Nextdoor

    Getting to Know the Folks Nextdoor

    NextDoor is a private networking tool that allows neighbors to easily and safely communicate with other neighbors about community events, safety concerns, and other issues that matter most to them about the places and spaces they call home.

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  • Immigrants and Neighborhood Vitality

    Immigrants and Neighborhood Vitality

    By evaluating demographic and business data, and studying the immigration patterns and practices in three cities, analysts discovered that immigrants are meaningfully contributing to economic revitalization by setting-up shop along abandoned 'Main Street' commercial corridors.

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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.