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Is Rental Assistance Getting to Those in Need?
Anchor Institutions: Addressing Community Needs
How can anchor institutions catalyze change and positively impact the neighborhoods and communities that surround them? In her 20 years of research, Kathryn Edin, distinguished professor in the Department of Sociology at Johns Hopkins University, has chronicled the loss of the rich network of neighborhood institutions that knit communities together and create ?social cohesion.?
Addressing Baltimore’s Abandoned Housing
Abandoned housing has afflicted many Rust Belt cities since the mid-20th century as their populations declined and housing stocks aged. Many of these cities have attempted policy solutions to address excess abandoned housing due to its association with higher crime, lower nearby property values, and public health issues. In this post, we explore Baltimore's abandoned housing problem and how the city has addressed it with policy as well as a promising proposed strategy by a community organization.