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Investing in What Works for America's Communities

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What Works News Round-Up – May 15, 2015

In the News Here is some of the latest poverty and community development news from this past week. Washington Post Wonkblog (5/13/15) Mapped: The Places Where Most Public School Children are Poor Earlier this year, the Southern Education Foundation reported that America’s public…

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What Works News Round-Up – May 8, 2015

In the News Here is some of the latest poverty and community development news from this past week. Think Progress (5/8/15) Baltimore’s New Health Commissioner On How To Make The City Healthy Nearly five months into her new job, Baltimore City Health Commissioner Leana Wen, M.D. has a …

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What Works News Round-Up – May 1, 2015

In the News Here is some of the latest poverty and community development news from this past week. Governing (4/30/15) In Some Cities, Your Bus Fare Now Depends On Your Income Seattle is the latest city to offer discounted rates to low-income riders. Some say it’s a misguided at…

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What Works News Round-Up – April 24, 2015

In the News Here is some of the latest poverty and community development news from this past week. NBC News (4/23/15) Is Dirty Air Damaging The Brains Of Some City Dwellers? Cty air pollution could hurt your brain, Harvard researchers suggested Thursday. Brain scans showed that senior…

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What Works News Round-Up – April 17, 2015

In the News Here is some of the latest poverty and community development news from this past week. Slate (4/16/15) Together But Not Equal Mixed-income neighborhoods are supposed to improve the lives of the poor. So why do low-income boys still suffer there? Stanford Social Innovation …

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Capital Magnet Fund: A Smart Solution for Affordable Housing

We can say with growing certainty that the economy is in recovery. Unemployment, the stock market, and other economic indicators have reached pre-recession levels. However, millions of low-income American families are still struggling to find stable, affordable housing. According to a…

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Using Pay for Success to Enable Healthy Housing Choices

By Dan Rinzler, Mary Cunningham, and Phil Tegeler This post originally appeared on PayForSuccess.org. The Challenge: Concentrated Poverty is Bad for Health Neighborhoods play a central role in brokering Americans’ access to opportunity, and their exposure to environmental risks. It fo…

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A New Approach to Engaging High-Poverty Communities

By Susan Neufeld, Vice President of Resident Programs and Services, BRIDGE Housing and Emily Weinstein, Director of Potrero Community and Housing Development, BRIDGE Housing This post originally appeared on the Partners in Progress Blog. BRIDGE and San Francisco State University’s Hea…

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What Works News Round-Up – October 2, 2014

In the News Here is some of the latest poverty and community development news from this past week. CityLab (10/1/14) In America’s Poorest City, a Housing Breakthrough Together, bcWorkshop—led by Brent Brown, a Dallas architect—and the Community Development Corporation of Brownsv…

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What Works News Round-Up – September 26, 2014

In the News Here is some of the latest poverty and community development news from this past week. Next City (9/24/14) Transportation Funding Change Aims For Equality in Twin Cities From exclusionary zoning policies to trains that stop before reaching areas of racially concentrated po…

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