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Multimedia - Community Development Resources


Manufactured-Home Lending to American Indians in Indian Country Remains Highly Concentrated

This blog post, published by the Center for Indian Country Development at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, discusses two lenders owned by Clayton Homes that finance a high share of manufactured homes bought by American Indians and Alaska Natives on or near American Indian reservations. 

Connecting Communities Webinar: Mitigating Neighborhood Blight

This Connecting Communities® webinar, produced in November 2017, highlights two innovative programs and a policy strategy that offers working solutions to mitigate the impact of blight, vacancy and abandonment in distressed communities across the country. Presenters include Kim Graziani, Center for Community Progress; Steve Lockwood, Frayser Community Development Corp.; Krysta Pate, Detroit Home Mortgage; and Matt Josephs, LISC.

Economy Matters Podcast: Heirs' Property

Heirs' properties are parcels of residential, agricultural, commercial, or even vacant land that are inherited by the descendants of a previous owner. Without a properly administered will, property is passed on to the owner's children, and then to their children, and then to other successive generations of children, and this default ownership structure is known as “tenancy in common." It can cause a number of issues for both families and communities, which this Economy Matters podcast explores. 

How Can Cultural Events Foster Community Development?

In this video supplement to the Minneapolis Fed's Community Dividend publication, stop by the Little Mekong Night Market, a summertime street festival in St. Paul, Minn., that celebrates Southeast Asian arts and culture. 

Preserving Affordable Rural Rental Housing: New Tools and Promising Practices

This Connecting Communities® webinar focuses on recently released data and tools that can help community organizations and their partners better understand the current landscape of affordable rural rental housing. Presenters include Elizabeth Nash, PolicyMap; Bryan Hooper, USDA Rural Housing Service; and Rick Goodemann, Southwest Minnesota Housing Partnership.

Early childhood Native language immersion develops minds, revitalizes cultures

Learning their indigenous languages from a very young age may prepare Native American children for success in school and life, with benefits spilling over to their families and communities. From Community Dividend, a publication of the Minneapolis Fed.

How Does Language Immersion Education Benefit Native Children?

In this video supplement to the Minneapolis Fed's Community Dividend publication, step into the classroom at Wicoie Nandagikendan, a preschool program at the Little Earth Community in Minneapolis that immerses children in the Dakota or Ojibwe language and culture.

Sunrise on the 110: Building a New Los Angeles

How did a formerly abandoned downtown transform into a tourism and industry capital?  Over the past 15 years, Los Angeles has seen remarkable transformations as hundreds of new businesses have opened, thousands of new apartment units have been created, and the population living in the city’s center has tripled. This documentary from the San Francisco Fed explores the factors that led to these transformations and the triumphs and challenges of recent development.

Responding to Gentrification and Displacement in Urban Communities

Tune in to this May 12, 2016, Connecting Communities® webinar discussing gentrification and displacement in community development and urban revitalization. Presenters discuss how equitable and inclusive development policies and practices have supported commercial, residential and transit growth and community revitalization. They include Ingrid Gould Ellen, New York University Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy; Harry Smith, Dudley Neighbors Inc.; and John Chin, Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation.

TexasColonias.org

A website that accompanies the Dallas Fed study, "Las Colonias in the 21st Century: Progress Along the Texas-Mexico Border," which examines successes and challenges in infrastructure, housing, economic opportunity, education and health in Texas colonias. The site features a report, video, photos, success stories, data, legislation information and related resources.

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