Growing our cities and regions requires us to capitalize not only on our cities’ and our states' public leadership, but on the unique assets of what we call our anchor institutions: our hospitals, universities, foundations, or businesses – Secretary Donovan.
Best Practices: HUD USER publishes a series of best practice examples of anchor institutions that have deep roots in the community and are longstanding contributors to the community’s stability and strength.
Partners in Progress OUP will be publishing a quarterly online newsletter starting this summer. Subscribe to the eNewsletter, Partners in Progress to learn more about research partnerships, grantees, anchor institutions, and other news.
Archived Newsletters: This section includes newsletters OUP has produced in the last few years. It includes Diversity Works, and both the OUP and the grantee newsletters. Learn More.
In 1994 HUD established the Office of University Partnerships (OUP) in an effort to encourage and expand the growing number of partnerships formed between colleges and universities and their communities. OUP facilitates the formation of campus-community partnerships that enable students, faculty, and neighborhood organizations to work together to revitalize the economy, generate jobs, and rebuild healthy communities. OUP strives to support and increase these collaborative efforts through grants, interactive conferences, and housing and urban development-related research.
Anchor institutions are the backbone of communities across the United States, with institutions of higher education playing an especially vital role in driving innovation and economic growth. Sherone Ivey, Deputy Assistant Secretary for University Partnerships, discusses how OUP is working to leverage university engagement for community betterment. Learn More.
This section contains research conducted by OUP grantees. It includes university and college grant program grantees and dissertations funded through OUP’s Doctoral Dissertation Research Grant (DDRG) and Early Doctoral Student Research Grant (EDSRG) programs. Learn More.