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 – February 20, 2015

In the News Here is some of the latest poverty and community development news from this past week. U.S. News & World Report (2/19/15) Pharmacy Deserts: Another Way Your Address May Affect Your Health You may have heard of food deserts – communities that lack access to fresh produc…

Read More

What Works News Round-Up – February 13, 2015

In the News Here is some of the latest poverty and community development news from this past week. NPR (2/11/15) The Fall And Rise Of U.S. Inequality, In 2 Graphs In theory, it should be possible for incomes to rise for everyone at the same time — for the gains of economic growth to b…

Read More

What Works News Round-Up – February 6, 2015

In the News Here is some of the latest poverty and community development news from this past week. National Journal (2/6/15) Rural America’s Silent Housing Crisis Cities aren’t the only places that are lacking when it comes to adequate housing at affordable prices. In rura…

Read More

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…

Read More

What Works News Round-Up – January 27, 2015

In the News Here is some of the latest poverty and community development news from this past week. The Hill (1/27/15) Capital Magnet Fund Creates ‘Bang for the Buck’ in Affordable Housing Given the climate on Capitol Hill, it’s rare to find a program with all of the elemen…

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.