- Choice Neighborhoods
These HUD grants transform distressed neighborhoods and public and assisted projects into viable and sustainable mixed-income neighborhoods by linking housing improvements with appropriate services, schools, public assets, transportation, and access to jobs.
- Building Sustainable Communities
This website identifies sustainable communities as good places to live, do business, work, and raise families and outlines five program goals that describe what it takes to be a sustainable community.
The following resources describe governmental and other efforts to foster neighborhood development.
- Revitalizing New Jersey Neighborhoods
These websites focus on the collaborative cross-sector approach funded by the Wells Fargo Regional Foundation to revitalize low-income neighborhoods. The foundation provides Neighborhood Planning Grants that range from $25,000 to $100,000 to support resident-driven comprehensive neighborhood revitalization plans in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware. The foundation partnered with Success Measures at Neighborworks and The Reinvestment Fund to create a participatory outcome evaluation framework to demonstrate the effectiveness of comprehensive, resident-driven neighborhood revitalization strategies in a rigorous and systematic way.
Paradigm Shift | Wells Fargo Regional Foundation
- Choice Neighborhoods Benefit from NRSA Designation
Describes regulatory flexibility available from designation as a CDBG Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area and some examples of how Choice Neighborhoods have benefited from the designation.
- Oceanside, CA Calle Montecito NRSA Ten-Year Evaluation
This evaluation describes the public-private partnership that was formed to comprehensively address the social problems and physical deterioration of this formerly blighted neighborhood. The goal of the project was to reclaim and revitalize the community which was plagued by gang and drug-related criminal activity. Progress included significant improvements to large apartment complexes, development of a new multi-purpose resource center with a community clinic, improved streets, and lighting, and 20 homes constructed by Habitat for Humanity.
- School Centered Neighborhood Revitalization
These reports prepared for Enterprise Community Partners illustrate diverse approaches currently being taken to improve schools and neighborhoods. The reports provide practical guidance and policies that show how community developers can work with school systems to improve individual schools, and incorporate improved schools into their neighborhood revitalization strategies.
Reconnecting Schools | Policy Roadmap
- Review of Neighborhood Revitalization Initiatives
Summary of major revitalization efforts that have taken place on a national or multi-city level and references for each initiative.
- Citibank Community Development Portal
This website displays articles and videos on community development for partners, thought leaders, researchers, and the public. Through the use of maps by State, it identifies how Citibank works with local organizations to promote neighborhood revitalization, enterprise development, asset building, and college success.
By State | By Category
- Bloomberg Philanthropies
This new website features a comprehensive look at Bloomberg Philanthropies programs and initiatives in five key focus areas including Public Health, Environment, Education, Government Innovation and the Arts. The website describes efforts to help local governments use innovation to improve city life through initiatives like the Mayor's Challenge, Cities of Service, Innovation Delivery Teams, and Financial Empowerment Centers.
Mayor's Challenge | Cities of Service Videos | Cities of Service Playbook
- Transforming Community Development with Land Information Systems
Describes how pioneering organizations and partnerships in Chicago, Cleveland, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC are turning robust, integrated parcel data systems into powerful tools to facilitate community revitalization and integrate neighborhood efforts into a larger regional framework. It demonstrates how land information systems can be used to address a wide range of community development challenges, including how Cleveland used data to take action against property flippers and how Washington, DC used data to track Section 8 projects with expiring contracts.
- Urban Revitalization
This paper offers a model of how weak market cities can build better futures through housing strategies that create neighborhoods of choice.
- HOME and Neighborhoods: A Guide to Comprehensive Revitalization Techniques
Explores ways that HOME participating jurisdictions (PJs) can use HOME funds to meet local community revitalization goals.
- Interim Homeownership Zone Evaluation
Describes lessons from 11 Homeownership Zones that can guide other communities that hope to use concentrated mixed-income homeownership to revitalize deteriorated areas.
- Chicago New Communities
A long-term initiative in 16 Chicago neighborhoods that supports comprehensive community development based on quality-of-life planning.
- Charlotte Neighborhood Quality Of Life Study
Evaluates Charlotte's neighborhoods based on social, crime, economic and physical conditions and converts the individual statistical scores into three neighborhood-ranking categories ... "stable," "threatened," and "fragile" for each Neighborhood Statistical Area.
- Indianapolis Great Indy Neighborhood Initiative
Resources include a step-by-step guide to creating and implementing a quality-of-life plan in your neighborhood and six neighborhood plans.