December 2005

Neighborhood Revitalization - Volume 17, Issue 4

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.

The views expressed are not necessarily those of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco or of the Federal Reserve System. Material herein may be reprinted or abstracted provided Community Investments is credited. Please provide our Community Development Department with a copy of any publication in which material is reprinted.

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CI Notebook
Introduction by Scott Turner

Tackling Neighborhood Poverty: Developing Strategic Approaches to Community Development
Carolina Reid

Credit Where it Counts: The CRA’s Role in Revitalizing Low- and Moderate-Income Communities
Michael Barr

Place Matters: How Community Development Departments Are Rediscovering Communities
Elwood Hopkins and Daniel Tellalian

Works in Progress: Comprehensive Approaches to Community Development
Naomi Cytron

Neighborhoods in Bloom: Measuring the Impact of Targeted Community Investments
Carolina Reid

The Reinvestment Fund’s Approach to Community Development: Using Data to Build Opportunity and Wealth
Jeremy Nowak

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