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Report Shows Further Evidence of Housing Availability GapReport Shows Further Evidence of Housing Availability Gap

Affordable Housing—Growth of rental stock in largest US metro areas is not keeping pace with growth in number of renters

New from HUD - Section 236 Preservation GuideNew from HUD - Section 236 Preservation Guide

Housing Development and Preservation—New guide presents financing and rent payment options to help owners preserve Section 236 properties as affordable homes.

What It’s Worth: Strengthening the Financial Future of Families, Communities and the NationWhat It’s Worth: Strengthening the Financial Future of Families, Communities and the Nation

Family Income & Assets—New eBook spotlights information and ideas to improve the financial well-being of America's households

Integrating Health and HousingIntegrating Health and Housing

Affordable Housing, Health & Wellness—New set of briefs provides guidance for housing and health professionals

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation ProgramFUNDING OPPORTUNITY: Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Program

Community Safety—Department of Justice announces FY 2016 community safety grant competition, applications due May 12

Living Cities Introduces New Urban Practice ToolboxLiving Cities Introduces New Urban Practice Toolbox

Engaging, Implementing, Leading, Evaluating—Innovative tools and resources help leaders and practitioners work together to improve the lives of low-income people

The Role of Anchor Institutions in Restoring NeighborhoodsThe Role of Anchor Institutions in Restoring Neighborhoods

Health & Wellness—National Housing Conference releases report on health institutions as a catalyst for affordable housing and community development

Targeted Community Reinvestment: HUD’s Section 108 Loan Guarantee Program as a Financing Tool - 2016 Update WebinarTargeted Community Reinvestment: HUD’s Section 108 Loan Guarantee Program as a Financing Tool - 2016 Update Webinar

Affordable Housing, Commercial and Economic Development—This webinar describes how the Section 108 Loan Guarantee Program (Section 108) can serve as an important financing tool in targeting reinvestment for economic development, public facilities and… Continue

Network Commons: Social Impact Investing for Better HealthNetwork Commons: Social Impact Investing for Better Health

Health & Wellness—Four community investment experts share firsthand experiences driving capital into neighborhood-level projects to improve health and well-being.

Community Meeting How-To's (and How-Not-To's)Community Meeting How-To's (and How-Not-To's)

Engaging—Beware the microphone hog, the Debbie Downer and the community meeting that's not really a community meeting.

Recently Featured: Community Safety

Stories
Community Safety's Key Ingredient: Trust
Building trusting relationships between community members and law enforcement is challenging, but essential

Working Together To Make Everyone Safer Community-police partnerships are more critical than ever to bring safety to troubled neighborhoods.

Want to know what community policing looks like in practice? Dance-offs.

See more stories about Community Safety in the In The News section.

Resources
Engaging Youth In Neighborhood Safety
How to bring young people into the community safety conversation

Data Informs Effective Community Safety Approaches Using data and research to find the right crime reduction strategies

Local Community Safety Efforts Bring Both Challenge and Inspiration Key Lessons from the Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation program

The resources included in our 2014 Community safety spotlight can be viewed here.


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The LISC Institute for Comprehensive Community Development is designed to share knowledge and resources with LISC staff, local agencies in the LISC network and others who are working in the field of comprehensive community development. The Institute website, trainings, webinars and peer-to-peer support are tools that help practitioners and their partners successfully implement comprehensive community initiatives.

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"Building Equity By the Tracks"

"LISC is pushing hard to make sure that new rail lines going into towns across the country aren’t just magnets for high-end investments, but also include the services and amenities low-income families need: Affordable housing, health care, financial planning assistance, cultural richness," writes John McCarron in this 2013 article on how transit-oriented development can be a tool for community development that ran in the Next City website

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