Reports

Reports

The Mel King Institute report library houses research reports and policy briefs relevant to the community development sector from organizations all over the country.

  • Author: HIA Group | Year: 2018
    Description:

    "Strategies for investing in Opportunity; An Assessment of the Assisted Housing Portfolio, Neighborhood Quality and Opportunity Capital” maps the project-based federally assisted housing portfolio onto neighborhood opportunity capital, neighborhood quality, and neighborhood change. In doing so, it defines possible investment strategies community stakeholders can use to expand assisted housing in opportunity areas, bring opportunity to places through housing-led development, and preserve assisted housing in opportunity areas. Click the resources below to explore the data in your community and learn more.

  • Author: Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco | Year: 2017
    Description:

    This article explains why we, as funders, came to the table to develop and support the Strong, Prosperous, and Resilient Communities Challenge (SPARCC), why we remain there, and what we expect our collective power to achieve. Together, we aim to reverse a series of policy and programmatic decisions that have resulted in decades of disinvestment in low-income communities across the nation, fueling enormous disparities in health and economic opportunities across zip codes that are often just a few miles apart. We expect that by building partnerships, emphasizing local engagement, and fostering leadership that brings disadvantaged populations into development decisions, SPARCC will help give all residents the opportunity to thrive.

  • Author: Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco | Year: 2017
    Description:

    This issue of the Community Development Investment Review celebrates and builds on the themes of What Works and explores innovations and lessons learned from cross-sector practice across a range of issues. The first section begins with reflections from some of the original authors and early adopters of What Works. It then examines two place-based, multi-site initiatives designed to strengthen collaborative leadership and effect systems change and also highlights innovative approaches from across the country, such as addressing displacement in LA’s Little Tokyo, supporting people in reentry from prison, seeding innovation in rural Maine, and the new frontier of healthy communities efforts.

    The second section of this issue presents case study profiles of “community quarterbacks” from the Partners in Progress (PIP) initiative, a joint effort between the Citi Foundation and LIIF to provide flexible support and technical assistance to 14 community-based organizations.

  • Author: Low Income Investment Fund | Year: 2017
    Description:

    The United States Interagency Council on Homelessness features LIIF’s report with Mercy Housing as a resource for thought leaders interested in ending chronic homelessness. The report, “Innovative Models in Health and Housing,” features nine collaborative efforts between health care systems and housing groups in states across the U.S.