Neighborhood Development

Texas IAF, Water, sewage, Infrastructure, Colonias, El Paso

Texas Standard Covers Story of EPISO Success in Colonias

Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Texas Standard

In radio coverage about the Texas governor zeroing out the Colonia Initiative Program’s nearly $860,000 budget, a story about the success of the El Paso Interreligious Sponsoring Committee (EPISO) emerged. Read more about Texas Standard Covers Story of EPISO Success in Colonias

EPISO

Neighborhood Development
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 18:45

COPS / Metro Secures $6.5 Million for Housing Rehabilitation

Four months after a nonpartisan accountability assembly in which 750 COPS / Metroleaders secured public commitments of support for senior housing rehabilitation from city council candidates, the San Antonio City Council unanim Read more about COPS / Metro Secures $6.5 Million for Housing Rehabilitation


Neighborhood Development
Monday, July 31, 2017 - 18:45

Working Together Jackson Celebrates Grocery Store Opening

Two years ago, after Kroger announced the closure of a South Jackson grocery store, Working Together Jackson leaders rallied behind the laid-off workers and made a public commitment to fight for its replacement. Read more about Working Together Jackson Celebrates Grocery Store Opening


Blight, Mississippi IAF, JSU Foundation, St. Mark's Episcopal

WTJ Demolishes Blight in Jackson, MS

Monday, February 13, 2017
Clarion-Ledger

Two months after Working Together Jackson put public pressure on Jackson State University (JSU) to replace long-abandoned buildings with green space, leaders celebrated the first demolition on campus. Read more about WTJ Demolishes Blight in Jackson, MS

Working Together Jackson

Neighborhood Development
Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 16:30

United Power Rebuilds SW Chicago, Decreases Crime and Improves Schools

Thursday evening, May 25th, 300 leaders from United Power for Action and Justice and its southwest side affiliate, the Southwest Organizing Project (SWOP) celebrated the completion of the first phase of an effort to rebuild the southwest side of Chicago and the start of the second phase. After several years, during which one-hundred units have been renovated, the organization has seen striking results. Crime is down 50%. The two local schools in the immediate area, Morrill and Fairfield, have improved their performance -- rising from... Read more about United Power Rebuilds SW Chicago, Decreases Crime and Improves Schools


Neighborhood Development
Monday, February 13, 2017 - 17:15

Working Together Jackson Demolishes Campus Blight

Two months after Working Together Jackson put public pressure on Jackson State University (JSU) to replace long-abandoned buildings with green space, leaders celebrated the first demolition on campus. Read more about Working Together Jackson Demolishes Campus Blight


Neighborhood Development
Friday, May 26, 2017 - 18:45

Bastrop Interfaith Secures Lights & Cleanup for County Park

Bastrop Interfaith leader Alma Lopez lived in Stony Point in western Bastrop County for thirty years.  She grew angry about people doing and selling drugs, abetted by darkness, at a long-neglected Stony Point park.  ”That is my neighborhood and my friends and family don’t want those things happening here,” she said. Read more about Bastrop Interfaith Secures Lights & Cleanup for County Park


Quicken Loans Arena, GCC, Ohio IAF, Cleveland Cavaliers

GCC Wins Councilmember Pledges to Stop Fast-Track of Arena Renovation

Friday, March 10, 2017
Clevescene & Cleveland.com GCC

Neighborhood Development
Friday, June 16, 2017 - 17:30

BUILD-Recruited Coffeehouse Opens in East Baltimore

CUPs (Creating Unlimited Possibilities) Coffeehouse, the first of its kind in the East Baltimore community of Oliver, held its grand opening in the Oliver community.  Read more about BUILD-Recruited Coffeehouse Opens in East Baltimore


Baltimore, Neighborhood Revitalization, Oliver, East Broadway

BUILD Revitalizes Oliver & Broadway East Neighborhoods in Baltimore

Friday, December 2, 2016
Baltimore Sun

....In the aftermath of the killings, local residents and churches, as well as the organization Baltimoreans United In Leadership Development, called for action.

The result was a $10 million agreement with the Reinvestment Fund, a community development organization. A little more than a decade ago, Oliver had 623 abandoned houses.

There are now 188 rebuilt units, mostly two- and three-story rowhouses. There's a whole block of North Broadway that has been restored to splendid Victorian appearance.... Read more about BUILD Revitalizes Oliver & Broadway East Neighborhoods in Baltimore

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