April 10, 2013

Beyond Bricks & Sticks. A weekly digest of current trends in housing and community development. The discussion examines topics from infrastructure to community fabric.

Strengthening Capacity

NeighborWorks America Hosts Upcoming Symposium on Social Technology

This week is your last chance to register online for NeighborWorks' symposium "Engaging Customers and Community through Social Technology" co-sponsored by NTEN: The Nonprofit Technology Network. Register before April 15.

Community Investment

Virginia Housing Trust Fund Offers Workshops

(RECAP: Learn how to apply for funding from the Competitive Loan Pool and the Homeless Reduction Grant Program. Applications are due May 15.)

Housing with Services

Green House Building New Senior Living Model

(RECAP: In the related worlds of senior housing and health care, it turns out that a very small-scale solution can deliver a terrific quality of life for seniors that is not beyond their financial reach.)

Fighting Domestic Violence With Architecture and Design

(RECAP: A new website, Building Dignity, gives domestic violence agencies resources and models to fundamentally change the way shelters are structured so they can provide women with empowerment and autonomy.)

Neighborhood Transformation

An Easier Way To Fight Sprawl

(RECAP: As housing markets return, let’s ignore sprawl policies for a while and focus on infill policy instead. And let’s address infill in a completely new way.)

Announcing the best Complete Streets policies of 2012

Communities across the country are making roads safer and more accessible for everyone who uses them, and more communities are using these strategies now than ever before. The Best Complete Streets Policies of 2012 examines all the policies passed in the last year and highlights some of the best.

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