Immigrants Reinvigorating American Communities

The 14th annual New Partners for Smart Growth conference, which ran from January 29–31 in Baltimore, Maryland, drew hundreds of participants and featured dozens of panels with experts and practitioners discussing such topics as resilience, land preservation, and equitable development, among many others.


I am pleased to let folks know that we have recently issued a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for four projects I mentioned in this column in February of 2014.


In this column, Peter Kahn, Director of PD&R’s Economic Market Analysis Division, talks about HUD's Income Limits.

That neighborhood conditions affect the economic, social, educational, and health outcomes of low-income children is apparent. Determining precisely how these neighborhood aspects contribute to children’s well-being, however, is difficult.

At Bancroft Elementary School in Kansas City, Missouri, class may be over forever but the historic building has been saved. Thanks to a partnership among the Dalmark Development Group, Kansas City, and several neighborhood groups

The USHMC website contains all the national, regional, state, metropolitan, and local data and analysis in one location. You may search by geography to obtain all the reports available for a particular area.

In recent years, the concept of resilience has emerged as a centerpiece of federal disaster policy. As defined by Rockefeller Foundation president Judith Rodin, resilience is “the capacity of any entity — an individual, a community, an organization, or a natural system — to prepare for disruptions, to recover from shocks and stresses, and to adapt and grow from a disruptive experience.”


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