Row houses in Philadelphia
Row houses in Philadelphia

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.

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Recent

  • Press Release

WASHINGTON-Houston Mayor Annise Parker today announced that Houston has become the largest city in the nation to create a system to house any homeless veteran, effectively ending veteran homelessness in the city. Today's historic announcement…

  • Press Release

Applications for funding are now being accepted by the federal Assets for Independence (AFI) program to implement asset building projects that serve low-income individuals and their families. State and local government agencies are eligible to…

  • Press Release

For those communities interested in or already signed up for the My Brother's Keeper Community Challenge initiative, two important deadlines are approaching. 

April 30: This is the last day for new communities to accept the MBK Challenge…

  • CitiesSpeak

Building on the success of Phoenix and Salt Lake City in ending chronic veteran homelessness, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced in January that the city had achieved the goal of the Mayors Challenge and reached functional zero on…

Mayor Landrieu announced in January that the city had achieved the goal of the Mayors Challenge
Mayor Landrieu announced in January that the city had achieved the goal of the Mayors Challenge
  • Case Studies & Practices
What are the target goals?

Los Angeles has set a goal to construct 100,000 new residences within the city by 2021. Challenges to achieving this goal include a decreasing amount of available land, an increasing population, and an increasing…

  • Case Studies & Practices
What are the Program Goals?

The City of Milwaukee, as part of a broad coalition of partners, works to address the problem of home mortgage foreclosures, home ownership and housing rehabilitation in ways that offer a comprehensive approach to…

  • Press Release

More than 30 mayors sign on in Texas vs. United States in defense of reform action.

National League of Cities President Ralph Becker, mayor, Salt Lake City, Utah, joined more than 30 mayors from cities across the country on January 23 to…

Mayor Becker
Mayor Becker
  • Press Release

Austin, TX - As 3,000 city officials gathered in Austin, Texas, for the National League of Cities (NLC) annual meeting, it remained clear that comprehensive immigration reform is overdue. NLC welcomes the president's use of executive authority to…

Press Release
Press Release
  • Press Release

Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and National League of Cities (NLC) today announced a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to help fight against veteran homelessness in cities across the…

  • Press Release

Washington, DC - To encourage and support city efforts that expand children's access to nature, the National League of Cities will partner with the Children & Nature Network to launch the Cities Promoting Access to Nature initiative. This new…

Press Release
Press Release