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Community Revitalization & Engagement


If your organization is working to revitalize neighborhoods and increase resident engagement, programs might include:
  • Home repair and rehabilitation
  • Revitalizing parks and public spaces
  • Re-use of vacant properties & lots
  • Facilitating commercial revitalization
  • Community planning & prioritization
  • Community clean ups
  • Cultural festivals
  • Block clubs


Based on those programs, outcomes would likely include:

  • Residents are living in quality affordable housing
  • Vacant properties and  lots are reused for community purposes
  • Residents feel safer
  • Neighborhood pride is evident in residential and commercial areas
  • Residents feel that they can depend on one another
  • Local stores and markets provide affordable, healthy food

Success Measures Tools

 Tools to evaluate those outcomes might include:
  • Social Connections (resident survey)
  • Land Use and Maintenance  (observation)
  • Food Security (resident survey)
  • Use of Amenities (resident survey)

Data gathered using these tools will demonstrate change over time in the community such as access to healthy affordable foods, feelings of safety, and the ongoing affordability of residing in the neighborhood. For example, an ongoing observation of key vacant properties in the neighborhood might demonstrate progress on their re-use for community purposes, while a survey could show how increased productive use of those formerly blighted properties contributes to improved neighborhood safety and use of nearby stores or services.