Practice Tools

The Community Builders, Inc. is a leader in the design and implementation of resident initiatives to support strong, diverse neighborhoods. Through our HOPE VI public housing transformation practice, we have refined an approach and a set of tools to help low-income residents make successful transitions from poor-quality public or assisted housing environments to new economically and socially mixed communities.

With generous support from the Ford Foundation’s Mixed-Income/Mixed-Race (MI/MR) Housing Initiative, we have prepared a Practitioner's Guide to Resident Success in Economically Integrated, Socially Diverse Housing to share ideas and resources with affordable housing developers, community leaders, and policy makers. Through its MI/MR Housing Initiative, the Ford Foundation support, efforts to realize opportunities for racial integration and upward economic mobility of the poor within mixed-income housing. It has also supported the design of tools to help revitalizing communities avoid displacement of low-income families, and ensure that original residents benefit from mixed-income development.

Examining our own experience and the work of other developers and researchers, the Practitioner's Guide:

Download Practitioner's Guide to Resident Success in Economically Integrated, Socially Diverse Housing:

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