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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  • Press Release

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…

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This article is the third in a series of mobile workshop spotlights, presented by the City of Nashville ahead of the 2015 Congress of Cities and Exposition. Join NLC in Nashville this November, and sign up for mobile workshops to go on an…

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  • CitiesSpeak

In recent years, dramatic progress has been made across the nation in the effort to reduce Veteran homelessness thanks to strategic planning, bold leadership, and unprecedented community collaboration. These elements are being paired with data-…

Members of Team Depot build a community garden in LA.
Members of Team Depot build a community garden in LA.
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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…

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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…

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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…

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  • 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
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WASHINGTON - The National League of Cities (NLC) and Wells Fargo today announced that a new course, Understanding Foreclosure: A City Leader's Guide, will be available for free for the general public. Initially launched last year at the Congress…

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  • 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…