Brief Community Wealth Building Models
Brett Theodos, Rebecca Marx, Tanay Nunna
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There is momentum for new and creative mechanisms to expand community ownership, enable community-led investment decisions, and generate revenues from community-based assets that can further local ownership and wealth-building in communities. In addition to individual and institutional wealth creation, community wealth-building models can embrace a range of social outcomes associated with projects such as job creation, environmental sustainability, and health improvements. Bringing these models to life will require navigating across domains and bringing partners together in novel ways. In this brief, we outline four models for community wealth-building and highlight projects that fall into each category. 

Research Areas Economic mobility and inequality Health and health care Wealth and financial well-being Nonprofits and philanthropy Neighborhoods, cities, and metros Social safety net Race and equity Housing
Tags Racial segregation Homeownership Financial products and services Housing affordability Racial barriers to accessing the safety net Racial barriers to housing Financial stability
Policy Centers Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center