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Investing in What Works for America's Communities

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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

Leveraging the Power of Place

The following post is related to Leveraging the Power of Place: Using Pay for Success to Support Housing Mobility, a new working paper published through the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Read the paper here. Recent research on “neighborhood effects” and events in Baltimore an…

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What Works News Round-Up – August 6, 2015

In the News Here is some of the latest poverty and community development news from this past week. The New York Times (8/5/15) Where Should a Poor Family Live? “A growing body of research over the last several decades suggests that stress and exposure to violence in high-poverty neigh…

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What Works News Round-Up – July 31, 2015

In the News Here is some of the latest poverty and community development news from this past week. Washington Post Wonkblog (7/30/15) How Mass Incarceration Creates ‘Million Dollar Blocks’ in Poor Neighborhoods What if we spent $2.2 million dollars not removing residents from the corn…

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What Works News Round-Up – July 24, 2015

In the News Here is some of the latest poverty and community development news from this past week. Health Affairs Blog (7/22/15) Housing is a Prescription for Better Health Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) creates a new imperative at federal, state, and local lev…

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What Works News Round-Up – July 7, 2015

In the News Here is some of the latest poverty and community development news from this past week. Forbes (7/3/15) Education Alone Will Not Solve Income Inequality We often reference the “achievement gap” when discussing how certain student groups perform better than others. For insta…

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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.