The Great Recession and the corresponding collapse of the housing market have had far-reaching effects on communities across the country. With nonprofits and local governments both trying to do more with less, Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) commissioned a study to crystallize the tools its affiliates need to nurture successful collaborations. Synthesizing information gleaned from a literature review, an extensive web survey of Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative (NRI) affiliates, and case studies of three communities, we suggest concrete strategies to plan, build, and sustain relationships with local government partners.
- The research brief summarizes these strategies.
- The full report provides in-depth analyses of the data collected as well as nuanced discussion of implications for policy and practice
- The panel event "Opportunity in Times of Austerity: Collaboration Between Housing Nonprofits and Local Government" convenes local experts as well as leaders of national umbrella organizations to reflect on the applications of this work