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Bank:Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco  Series:Community Development Innovation Review 

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Foreword to Community Development Innovation Review, Volume 14, Issue 2, 2019

This issue of the Community Development Innovation Review explores the power of arts and culture to transform the practice of community development. Published in partnership with ArtPlace America and PolicyLink, this issue takes a deep dive into the lessons learned from the Community Development Investments program and offers reflections from industry leaders on the implications for the broader community development field. The diverse range of authors includes artists, community developers, bankers, and researchers, and their collective voices frame a rich conversation on how openness to the ...
Community Development Innovation Review , Issue 02 , Pages 04-05

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Local Public Policy and Middle Neighborhoods

Middle neighborhoods have traditionally been the heart of American cities. They are the neighborhoods that working- and middle-class citizens call home. Every American city, regardless of size, has numerous middle neighborhoods. Despite their ubiquity, the number of middle neighborhoods in urban America is declining. This chapter describes how this trend poses a serious threat to American cities and should be an area of focus for local governments.
Community Development Innovation Review , Issue 01 , Pages 145-156

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Lenders’ property standards and energy efficiency: the vital link for affordable housing`

Energy efficiency is an important attribute of affordable housing. Whether housing is, in fact, affordable for an individual or family depends not only on the nominal rent or mortgage payment but also on expenses such as utility payments, transportation costs, and home maintenance. Even if the nominal rent or mortgage payment appears to be affordable, low efficiency housing can be expensive after accounting for energy expenses. Improving energy efficiency can reduce the total cost of housing, making housing more affordable for the occupant.
Community Development Innovation Review , Issue 01 , Pages 123-136

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The accumulation of foreclosed properties: trajectories of metropolitan REO inventories during the 2007–2008 mortgage crisis

In addition to causing financial and social hardship to families and individuals, high foreclosure rates can have negative effects on neighborhoods, cities, and metropolitan regions. One key concern among policymakers and community developers is the extent to which lender-owned homes, often called real estate owned or REO properties, accumulate in different local housing markets. The neighborhood and community impacts of foreclosure are expected to be worse if foreclosed properties sit vacant for significant periods of time and are not absorbed back into the market in some productive way. The ...
Community Development Innovation Review , Issue 1 , Pages 07-42

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Strengthening economic development

Profiles four creative placemaking projects that strengthened economic development: Town Square Anchor for a Changing Skyline; REVOLVE Detroit; Irrigate; and Arts and Culture Temporiums.
Community Development Innovation Review , Issue 02 , Pages 085-100

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Building on What Works and Investing in Progress

In 2013, the Citi Foundation partnered with LIIF to launch Partners in Progress (PIP), a two-year, $5 million pilot initiative that provided flexible support and technical assistance to 14 community-based organizations to help them become Community Quarterbacks. This article reflects on the origins and impact of the What Works book and introduces a set of six case studies profiling PIP grantees and describes some of the lessons learned about supporting community quarterbacks.
Community Development Innovation Review , Issue 1 , Pages 093-097

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Equitable Community Development for Good Mental Health: A Discussion of Economic and Racial Equity in Housing

Community Development Innovation Review , Issue 1 , Pages 61-67

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Catalyzing American retail investment in community development finance: What can we learn from other SRI success stories?

Community Development Innovation Review , Issue 01 , Pages 028-041

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Mental Health, Climate Change, and Community Development: Strengthening Core Capabilities to Promote Community Resilience

Community Development Innovation Review , Issue 1 , Pages 69-80

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Partners In Progress Case Study: BRIDGE Housing

BRIDGE Housing Corporation in San Francisco has made remarkable progress building a bridge over the economic and class divide that has long separated the North and South Portrero neighborhoods. It is pursuing a community integration strategy informed by a major innovation, ?trauma-informed community building,? which recognizes that all of Bridge?s work must take into account the psychological battering that long years of poverty and social isolation have taken on Portrero?s public housing residents.
Community Development Innovation Review , Issue 1 , Pages 099-108




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