If you are seeking tools to stabilize neighborhoods after the COVID economic downturn, we recommend you take a look at this literature review our partner May 8 Consulting just released. May 8 brings together critical research by scholars and practitioners defining how tools like demolition, code enforcement, land banks and First Look programs may impact … Continue reading The Power to Stabilize Neighborhoods: Research on the Impact of Policy Interventions on Low-Income and Middle Neighborhoods After a Macroeconomic Shock: A Post-2008 Literature Review
Prioritizing Repair Support for Financially Struggling Property Owners April 22, 2021 12:00 – 1:00pm ET | Watch Now Property maintenance was already a challenge for many low-income homeowners prior to today’s heightened unemployment crisis and rising construction costs. These circumstances amplify the need for communities to create, enhance, and expand necessary programming to assist vulnerable property … Continue reading Watch Center for Community Progress webinar on prioritizing home repair
Center for Community Progress and May 8 presented to Toledo City Council on March 24, 2021 on how to achieve more strategic and equitable code enforcement. See report, presentation and local media coverage.
At May 8 we are big fans of the What Works series of books that come out of Case Western Reserve University and share practical evidence-based guidance on community development practices that work. See our chapter on creating equitable mixed-income neighborhoods that is about to be published in their latest volume.
Take a moment to read this in depth City Case co-authored by Karen Black and Bruce Katz exploring how the Cortex Innovation District evolved from a blighted 200 acre former St. Louis industrial site in 2002 to a 6,000 employee economic hub generating $2.1 billion in economic output by 2018.
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