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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

[Video]: Investing in What Works Capstone Event

Last month, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and the Low Income Investment Fund marked the milestone 50,000th printed copy of Investing in What Works for America’s Communities with a capstone event in San Francisco. Watch videos from the event to hear What Works editors…

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Sharing Data for America’s Communities

By Ellen Seidman This blog post originally appeared in Urban Wire, the voice of Urban Institute’s researchers and staff. As late as the early 1990s, people working in and for America’s low-income communities relied primarily on the Decennial Census for information. The Census was the …

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What Works News Round-Up – June 26, 2015

In the News Here is some of the latest poverty and community development news from this past week. The New York Times (6/25/15) The Supreme Court Keeps the Fair Housing Law Effective Housing discrimination doesn’t have to be intentional to be illegal. That is the point of the Supreme …

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Purpose Built Communities and the Importance of the Community Quarterback

By Carol Naughton, President of Purpose Built Communities When we started Purpose Built Communities in 2009, our mission was to help transform struggling neighborhoods into places that helped low income families reach their full potential by improving housing, education and wellness. …

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What Works News Round-Up – May 29, 2015

In the News Here is some of the latest poverty and community development news from this past week. NPR (5/28/15) FCC Chairman Wants To Help Low Income Americans Afford Broadband When it comes to the Internet, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler says there are the haves and the have nots. Ninety-…

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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.

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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.