On the eve of the 30th anniversary of the Community Reinvestment Act, the question of whether we’re targeting our community development resources most strategically is worth asking. It’s important to take time to reflect on what we’ve learned from the past three decades and approach neighborhood revitalization from the standpoint of success.
In this latest issue of Community Investments, we look at the challenges facing low-income neighborhoods and explore some of the principles underlying successful integrated approaches to community development. We also highlight strategies being used to realign resources for greater community impact.
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Table of Contents
Introduction by Scott Turner
Tackling Neighborhood Poverty: Developing Strategic Approaches to Community Development
Credit Where it Counts: The CRA’s Role in Revitalizing Low- and Moderate-Income Communities
Place Matters: How Community Development Departments Are Rediscovering Communities
Elwood Hopkins and Daniel Tellalian
Works in Progress: Comprehensive Approaches to Community Development
Neighborhoods in Bloom: Measuring the Impact of Targeted Community Investments
The Reinvestment Fund’s Approach to Community Development: Using Data to Build Opportunity and Wealth