Essays on People, Place & Purpose

Investing in What Works for America's Communities

IDEAS BLOG

After four years, our blog has come to an end. While we won’t be posting new content, you can browse all of our archived posts here, or follow the Just Good Capital blog for the latest conversations on how we can work better and smarter in community development. Subscribe here

 

EXPLORE THE BOOK SERIES

  • What Counts: Harnessing Data for America’s Communities
  • What It’s Worth: Strengthening the Financial Future of Families, Communities and the Nation

What Works News Round-Up – March 20, 2015

In the News Here is some of the latest poverty and community development news from this past week. The Boston Globe (3/19/15) Boston Centers Teach Low-Income Residents To Manage Money Teaching people to take control of their finances has become a major push in the efforts to narrow th…

Read More

The Case for Rent as a Credit Builder in Affordable Housing

By Devin Thompson and Renise Walker For low-income families, a strong credit history can be the difference between stabilizing their financial outlook and having to pay $200,000 more over their lifetime for the typical financial services that those in the financial mainstream take for…

Read More

What Works News Round-Up – March 13, 2015

In the News Here is some of the latest poverty and community development news from this past week. CityLab (3/12/15) Why America’s Racial Wealth Gap Is Really a Homeownership Gap Owning a home isn’t just a fragment of the American Dream, it’s the key to it. Homeowner…

Read More

What Works News Round-Up – March 6, 2015

In the News Here is some of the latest poverty and community development news from this past week. The Washington Post (3/6/15) The 21st Century Has Been Terrible for Working Americans Of all the scary stats you’ve heard about the U.S. economy over the last few years, this might…

Read More

What Works News Round-Up – February 27, 2015

In the News Here is some of the latest poverty and community development news from this past week. The Huffington Post (2/26/15) Looking at Today’s Child Poverty Rates: Are We Using the Right Measure? There’s an old bumper sticker still out that that started with President…

Read More

Privacy Policy  |  Terms of Use  |  Content Copyright & Permission

About The Project

Investing in What Works for America’s Communities is a joint project of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and the Low Income Investment Fund.

To request a copy of the book and join our email list, Contact Us.

The views expressed in this book and on this website do not necessarily reflect the views of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, the Federal Reserve System, or the Low Income Investment Fund.

Tell Us What Works

The ideas in Investing in What Works for America’s Communities are just a start. We want to hear about what’s working in your community. Tell us about innovative ideas for addressing poverty and share examples of people and places that inspire you. We want to share these ideas and spark conversation about how to create opportunity and prosperity for all Americans. Tell Us What Works

Funding for this project was generously provided to the Low Income Investment Fund by the Citi Foundation.