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Community Development and Housing

Self-sufficiency efforts are directed at building stronger, more stable families and creating safe communities that meet the needs of their members in a healthy, sustainable way. The community development and housing field uses a locally-driven approach to empowering communities that emphasizes affordable, safe housing and regionally-based job and economic development as key strategic elements for sustaining healthy communities. This section of the SSRC includes resources on homelessness, home ownership, neighborhoods, rural and urban planning and development, as well as programs and approaches related to banking, energy assistance, public and Indian housing, and an assortment of community level programs.

View recommendations from the SSRC Librarian on Community Development and Housing and relevant Federal laws and regulations below.