Affordability

Comprehensive Community Initiatives

The report examines how community groups work together toward the common purpose of changing the way their local systems (housing, schools, welfare) work and the way community groups work within those systems.

This series takes a close look at comprehensive community initiatives, including those supported by the Annie E. Casey, Clark, Ford, and Surdna foundations, and their role in empowering poor communities. It examines how community groups work together toward the common purpose of changing the way their local systems (housing, schools, welfare) work and the way community groups work within those systems.

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