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What Works: How an Innovative Anchor Partnership is Transforming one Inner City Neighborhood in Columbus

This case study highlights how an anchor institution’s initial efforts around neighborhood revitalization had a snowball effect that ultimately leveraged hundreds of millions of dollars in private investment. The redevelopment and construction of new housing served as the linchpin to a broad-based community effort to stabilize one of Columbus, Ohio’s most distressed inner city communities. Read More


A Recipe for Revitalization: How an Atlanta Success Story is Being Replicated Nationwide


In the early 1990s, the East Lake neighborhood was one of Atlanta’s poorest. The East Lake Meadows housing project was the neighborhood’s epicenter of poverty and rampant crime. In 1995, local real estate developer, entrepreneur and philanthropist Tom Cousins  first proposed the idea of redeveloping East Lake Meadows into a mixed-use housing development. Read More

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