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Financing fishers’ recovery from the BP oil disaster
3/29/2017
Financing fishers’ recovery from the BP oil disaster
Many small-scale fishers suffered severe financial losses after BP’s 2010 oil spill. As top contributors to Louisiana’s economy and culture, they needed all the financial support they could get. Southern Mutual Help Association responded with an honor loan program.
Nothing about me, without me
3/28/2017
Nothing about me, without me
Community development practitioners often wrestle with complexity and look for solutions rooted in their practice habits and noble intentions. Sometimes this can lead to programmatic silos which actually impede their work. How can organizations break through these silos to make a lasting impact in their communities?
Partnerships help rural communities weather disasters
3/27/2017
Partnerships help rural communities weather disasters
Rural communities face a variety of obstacles exacerbated by environmental crises like drought, flood, wildfires and hurricanes. Here is a story about what one organization is doing to help residents overcome disruptions in their lives and prevent future crises.
From wheels to foundations: stable communities change lives
3/24/2017
From wheels to foundations: stable communities change lives
To rehabilitate a dilapidated former camper park in the California beach town of Carpinteria, which became housing of last resort for low-income households living under conditions of extreme poverty.
A new beginning
3/23/2017
A new beginning
The merger of two housing agencies into Arbor Housing and Development in 2011 created several challenges including finding a new location for the agency, tailoring that location to their specific needs, transitioning the staff and securing funding to pay for the building and its rehabilitation.
Bringing neighbors together with paint brushes and power washers
3/22/2017
Bringing neighbors together with paint brushes and power washers
Creating sustainable change in a neighborhood requires an understanding of residents' needs beginning with housing and running the gamut of services that may be taken for granted by those outside the realm of poverty. Addressing these needs can make change a reality for individual residents and an entire community.
The 'Reel' Story: A lesson in new economic development practices
3/17/2017
The 'Reel' Story: A lesson in new economic development practices
The southern Oregon fishing industry was struggling as it faced global competition, with its seafood often sold to corporate buyers for export instead of to local residents. As a result, access to fresh seafood was limited.
Home and equity restoration post Hurricane Sandy
3/16/2017
Home and equity restoration post Hurricane Sandy
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, many victims had to move to rental units and face significant financial hardships. Affordable Housing Alliance was determined to address the extensive Hurricane Sandy-related needs of the community.
Unlikely partners, collective impact
3/14/2017
Unlikely partners, collective impact
Issues with health and housing were particularly prevalent for CPLC’s client base. While some families were forced to choose between medical treatment and rent payments, others had to forgo rent to pay for food. To improve the health of vulnerable families, CPLC sought a partnership with UnitedHealthcare Community and State that would merge affordable housing and healthcare service.  
Paint Your Heart Out: Giving a home and a life a lift
3/13/2017
Paint Your Heart Out: Giving a home and a life a lift
The paint on Roylene Lunt’s Provo, Utah home was peeling and the rafters were in need of repairs. NeighborWorks Provo stepped in with its annual Paint Your Heart Out event.
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