Community development

Toolkit: Overcoming Legal and Policy Barriers to serving minors experiencing homelessness - a collection of resources for youth advocates

Interactive
Jun 29, 2022
National Network for Youth
In 2020 we launched a dedicated effort to learn more about legal issues surrounding unaccompanied minors experiencing homelessness.

Lessons from Networks for School Improvement: School Year 2020-2021

Report
Jun 29, 2022
Looking largely at the 2020-2021 school year, the report is chock-full of information about how schools apply research-based strategies in a variety of different contexts – from very different school systems across multiple states – to make research translate into positive experiences and outcomes f

CLPHA Housing Is Summit 2022: A Sustainable Approach to Addressing the Social Determinants of Health

Video
Jun 17, 2022
The Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) has formed a partnership with the Healthcare Collaborative of Greater Columbus (HCGC) and their Central Ohio Pathways HUB to provide supportive services to all 14,000 CMHA-assisted households.

CLPHA Housing Is Summit 2022: Housing Stability Partnership Opportunities with the Disability and Aging Networks

Video
Jun 17, 2022
The Administration for Community Living’s Aging and Disability Network is a multifaceted service infrastructure for older adults and people with disabilities so they can find housing and obtain services like chore assistance, delivered meals, and transportation.

Eviction Prevention and Diversion Programs: Early Lessons from the Pandemic

Report
Apr 27, 2021
Mark Treskon, Solomon Greene, Olivia Fiol, & Anne Junod for URBAN INSTITUTE
This brief describes the diversity of court-based and court-adjacent state and local eviction prevention and diversion programs that have been created or adapted to prevent evictions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Connecting Parents to Occupational Training: A Partnership Between Child Support Agencies and Local Service Providers

Report
Apr 11, 2021
Kyla Wasserman, Lily Freedman, Zaina Rodney, & Caroline Schultz for MDRC
The Families Forward Demonstration (FFD) examined new strategies to increase the earnings of parents who owe child support but are unable to fully meet their obligations due to low earnings.

The COVID-19 experience shows government budgeting can become more nimble

Report
May 13, 2021
Stuart M. Butler and Timothy Higashi for THE BROOKINGS INSTITUTION
Tim Higashi and Stuart M. Butler look at several examples of innovative ways in which communities responded to COVID-19 by using a variety of special techniques to “braid and blend” funds from different programs and sources to address pressing health, education and other service need.