February 28, 2019 | Washington Post By Troy McMullen Vanessa Bulnes and her husband, Richard, bought their house on 104th Avenue in East Oakland, Calif., in 1992. The modest two-bedroom property is where they lived for 20 years, raising three children, and where Vanessa made a living running an in-home day-care center. Neighbors in the […]
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February 19, 2019 | ShelterForce By Carey Shea There isn’t a tax credit program available to spur investment in single-family residential neighborhoods, but an alliance of national real estate, housing, community development, lending, and construction organizations is working to change that. Before Katrina’s wind and waves toppled New Orleans’ antiquated levee system in 2005, the […]
February 18, 2019 | WBEZ News By Linda Lutton Chicago’s middle class, once the backbone of the city, is declining so swiftly that it’s almost gone, and a set of maps from a local university lays that reality bare. The dynamic stands to affect nearly everything about Chicago going forward, from politics to schools to […]
If you couldn’t join the Middle Neighborhoods Community of Practice on Thursday, February 21, 2019 for the webinar on future middle neighborhoods research, you can watch the recording here. The webinar, now available for download, features a presentation on new research ideas by Alan Mallach, senior fellow at the Center for Community Progress, who has been […]
January 10, 2019 The Middle Neighborhoods Project Director will lead the Middle Neighborhoods Initiative for the Cleveland Community Development Corporation (CCDC) and report to the City of Cleveland’s Community Development Director. To create a mixed income, middle class city, Cleveland needs to foster the development of neighborhoods that appeal to families and that are affordable […]
November 19, 2018 | Next City By Alan Mallach Author Alan Mallach analyzes the challenges of changing demographics, aging housing stock and increased income inequality in America’s legacy cities, particularly for African-American neighborhoods in those cities. The dramatic rise of American industry in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries drew millions of workers into U.S. cities, […]
November 7, 2018 | Next City By Julia Gordon & Theo Chang Neither rich nor poor. Neither gentrifying nor in steep decline. “Middle neighborhoods” have recently captured the attention of community development circles (and are the subject of ongoing coverage in Next City). These neighborhoods, broadly defined as areas with households earning 80 to 120 percent […]
November 4, 2018 | BUILDER Online By Jennifer Castenson The development and delivery of right-sized, right-priced workforce housing is one of the most challenging yet undervalued opportunities for builders and developers today. This so-called “middle neighborhood” defines a third to half of urban America, representing a wide variety of ethnicities to form some of the […]
October 22, 2018 | Next City By Oscar Perry Abello Not quite thriving, not quite distressed and ignored by policymakers, middle neighborhoods look to community development groups for support and stability. A look at the programs that can improve outcomes in these precarious places. The story of Chatham, on the South Side of Chicago, while […]
October 17, 2018 | Next City By Paul Brophy and Frank Woodruff The recently-released Opportunity Atlas provides fresh evidence that neighborhoods — even blocks within neighborhoods — are determinants of children’s life chances, even when families have similar incomes. Similarly, the Neighborhood Life Expectancy Project shows how disparities in health, block by block, are based […]
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