Living Cities has invested in communities throughout the United States during our 20-year history. This map highlights where we have made our investments. Click on any of the sections to the left to read more about our work and see where we’ve invested.

Please note that funding proposals are by invitation only. Unsolicited proposals will not be accepted.

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Bush-Clinton Katrina Housing Loans

Supported by the Bush-Clinton Katrina Fund, Living Cities disbursed recoverable grants of more than $1.5 million that focused on meeting the critical need for affordable and supportive housing development on the Gulf Coast that developed as a result of Hurricane Katrina.

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Catalyst Loans

The Living Cities Catalyst Fund has made has made $8.65 million in below-market rate loans to finance innovative efforts in the areas of neighborhood stabilization, energy efficiency retrofits, public education and access to fresh foods and health care.

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Education Pipeline

Living Cities is investing in the expansion of an innovative education pipeline approach that creates a continuum of educational opportunities for every student, from cradle to career.

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Green Boot Camp Participants

The Green Boot Camp brought together leaders from cities throughout the country two days of intensive training and peer networking, focusing on their leading-edge efforts to create jobs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions through large-scale building energy efficiency retrofit initiatives.

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Green Jobs

In January 2009, Living Cities issued a request for proposals for workforce initiatives employing a sector-based strategy approach to preparing workers and jobseekers for employment in clean energy industries, specifically energy efficiency, retrofitting, renewable energy and/or green building. The aim of the funding was to help low-skilled jobseekers or incumbent workers enter into industry-driven, customized career pathways that led to good jobs in clean energy industries within the regional labor market.

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Green Retrofit

Living Cities has invested in 10 cities working to create building energy retrofit systems at scale. These cities are working on either all or parts of the building retrofit system, including: designating a central organizing entity, establishing a sustainable funding mechanism, strengthening workforce development, and implementing policies to drive demand.

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Housing

Living Cities has invested in the housing sector since it was founded, ranging from the historic commitment to the development of affordable housing to more recent initiatives, such as our foreclosure mitigation efforts and neighborhood stabilization boot camp.

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Income & Assets

By focusing on both family income and assets, Living Cities and its members are aligning activities and advancing polices and programs that help low-income families move from poverty to financial stability.

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Integration Initiative Cities

Five cities are participating in the Living Cities Integration Initiative. They are working to implement game-changing innovations that will lead to great opportunities for low-income residents.

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Neighborhood Stabilization Bootcamp Participants

Living Cities convened local officials from 12 of the regions hit hardest by the housing crisis to develop new strategies for stabilizing neighborhoods that experience large numbers of foreclosures.

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Project on Municipal Innovation Participants

The Project on Municipal Innovation (PMI) is a unique forum that enables city halls from across the country to learn about and act on integrative and transformative policy ideas. More than 35 cities have designated their chief of staff or policy director to participate in this multifaceted forum which includes monthly online policy forums and biannual in-person meetings at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government

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Transit Oriented Development

Living Cities convened local officials from 12 of the regions hit hardest by the housing crisis to develop new strategies for stabilizing neighborhoods that experience large numbers of foreclosures.