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Building Successful Mixed-Income Communities: A compilation of MPC forums and publications

To explore the many ingredients necessary to promote successful mixed-income communities, MPC and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation co-hosted over a dozen forums, in collaboration with the CHA, showcasing national best practices, local innovation and opportunities to explore how housing developers, policymakers, community-based organizations and other stakeholders  could promote the success of the Plan for Transformation.   Frequently, these forums also provided an opportunity to release relevant publications and data..

 

Inspiring stories from Portland and Chicago highlight the importance of coordinating public housing redevelopment and school reform efforts
On Nov. 17, 2005, the “Building Successful Mixed-Income Communities” forum revisited a topic explored last year with local policymakers and national experts from Atlanta: the role of quality schools and education opportunities when redeveloping public housing into mixed-income…

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