Community & Housing
Cities today face varying challenges with housing and creating welcoming neighborhoods for their demographically diverse residents. NLC offers resources and tools to help you cultivate communities that not only meet the needs of your diverse residents, but welcome them and offer a sense of place.
Community & Housing subtopics:
- Open Space
- Parks and Recreation
- Veterans Homelessness
With more than 50,000 homes scored, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Home Energy Score is gaining momentum across the country. The Home Energy Score provides homeowners and homebuyers with a simple way to understand how much energy a home is…
Launched by NLC President Matt Zone, the task force will pursue a three-pronged strategy over the next year that will include municipal engagement and peer learning, documentation of promising and emerging city approaches,…
What are the goals of the program?
Beginning in 2009, in the midst of the home mortgage foreclosure crisis, the city of Coon Rapids implemented a housing rehabilitation program. Over the course of four years, the Home for Generations…
In the face of concerns about a homeless encampment, multiple agencies within the City of Indianapolis worked with community partners and service providers to offer people transitional and permanent housing solutions.…
For the third straight year, mayors have identified housing as a fundamental challenge facing their communities, according to our 2016 State of the Cities report.
Recognizing the unique role that housing plays in the fabric of cities, 40…
Cities are now five years into a demographic change that will impact nearly every family in America from now until well beyond 2030. In the face of this change, how can city leaders meet the challenge of connecting available resources to the…
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Affordable Housing & Homelessness
Next City: Should Seattle Be Building Tent Cities for the Homeless?
What is the goal of the ordinance?
Like many cities, the City of Austin is committed to a goal of expanding the volume of affordable housing, particularly affordable rentals. Analysis from the city's housing authority sets the current…
The Future of Big Cities: Planning Directors Share Their Perspectives
Tuesday, October 6, 2015 from 6:00-8:00pm
San Francisco City Hall, North Light Court
As global trends continue to reshape our cities, we face a…
WASHINGTON—Speaking today before the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, Elisha Harig-Blaine, principal housing associate for veterans and special needs at the National League of Cities (NLC), told the committee that Congress must act…