White House Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative

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The Obama Administration recognizes that the interconnected challenges in high-poverty neighborhoods require interconnected solutions. The Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative is a community-based approach to help neighborhoods in distress transform themselves into neighborhoods of opportunity.

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  • 1.white houseneighborhood revitalization initiative UNCA Neighborhood Revitalization Conference August 2, 2012

2. neighborhood revitalization initiative: what is it?Launched by the White Housein September 2010 supportingcommunities with Five federal agenciestools enabling local-level working together tosolutions for align place-basedcomprehensive across education, investmentsneighborhoodhousing, public safety,revitalizationhealth, and humanservices to transform interagency effortneighborhoods Responding to increases in concentrated poverty across the country 3. neighborhood revitalization initiative: why are we working together?Number of Americans living in neighborhoods withmore than 40 percent of residents in povertyThe effects of therecession drove median 1411.5household income to its 10.3millionlowest level since 1996. 12 million In 2010, 46.2 million 10 7.9 millionAmericans were8living in poverty.6The poverty rate ishighest among children, 4with nearly 16 millionchildren growing up 2below the poverty line.0199020002006-2010(avg.) 4. neighborhood revitalization initiative: why are we working together?When it comes to addressing poverty, place matters:a childs zip code should never determine his orher opportunities. The stress childrenSustained exposure to experience from living indisadvantaged neighborhoods is poverty can cause long-associated with a 60-to-80 percent term impairments todecrease in the odds of high cognitive development. school graduation. Improving opportunities in neighborhoods can have substantial impact on a childs future. 5. neighborhood revitalization initiative: why are we working together?The aggregate impact of child povertyPoverty and socialin the United States leads to reducedskills development and economicisolation not productivity, increased crime, andonly make itpoorer healthhard for.all of which is conservativelyindividuals to succeed, estimated by recent research to costbut affect thethe United States more than $620billion per year.welfare ofthe country and economy as a whole. 6. neighborhood revitalization initiative: how are we working together?InterconnectedAccess to qualitychallengeseducationin neighborhoods requireinterconnected Jobs andAffordable economicsolutions.vitality housing Neighborhoods of opportunity Access to Safequalitystreetshealthcare 7. neighborhood revitalization initiative:how are we working together?Centerpiece programs share a common theory of change Promise Byrne ChoiceNeighborhoodsCriminalNeighborhoodsJustice NRI is working toInnovation connect these programs to thefederal Healtheducationalrevitalizes distressed community-oriented Center programopportunities to housing to drive strategies to address revitalizeneighborhood and Community violent crime underservedtransformation Developmentneighborhoods Financial More than $365 million invested by the end of 2012Institution (CDFI) Fund. 8. housing plan includes 624 units (504 onsite and 121 offsite senior building). 1100 homes are planned for the site, with that balance the current responsibility ofneighborhood revitalization initiative: innovation on the groundChoice Neighborhoods:San Franciscos Eastern BayviewPrivate-public consortium includes:neighborhood. High vacancies, poor McCormack Baron Salazar40 percent of residents live in poverty to jobschools, and inadequate accessSan Francisco Housing Authority,centers have hindered revitalization. Lennar UrbanCity of San Francisco,School District,Urban Strategies Plan includes public, affordable, and market rate housing. .as well as strategies to support residents and improve opportunities in the neighborhood: improving school quality and access to high-quality early education programs; working with local organizations to provide job training Improve streetscapes new commercial assets, fresh food stores, and bus rapid transit DOJ Public Safety Enhancement funding to address crime 9. neighborhood revitalization initiative:how are we working together?In addition to a shared theory of change, NRI has alignedprograms to target resources and cut red tape. Competitive grant preferences Streamlined grant requirements and performancemetrics Aligned technical assistance across programs anddual site visits Sharing best practices across grantees 10. neighborhood revitalization initiative:innovation on the ground TulsaBoston Created unified metrics for the Choice grantee capitalizing on the neighborhoods Choice & Promise grants Promise grantees strong capacity to Partnership with local health center to engage the community by contracting increase access of neighborhood residentswith them to engage residents in theChoice grant.Using a DOJ Public SafetyGrantees receiving funds from Enhancement grant to bolster crimemultiple centerpiece programs reduction efforts in the Choiceneighborhoodare developing a communityof practice to share theirsuccesses, challenges, and offerSan Antoniosupport to other communities Shared governance structure for thethat are working to braid multiple neighborhoods Choice & Promise grants Working towards complete alignment offunding streams education strategies for Choice and Promise 11. neighborhood revitalization initiative: building neighborhood capacityNRI meets high-poverty neighborhoodswhere they areat varying stages ofreadiness and capacityStakeholders told us that federal funds leave gaps unfilled: support is neededfor essential infrastructure and capacity to achieve the results residentswant: jobs, affordable housing, good education, safe streets and othersThe Building Neighborhood CapacityProgram brings together the resourcesand expertise of the 5 NRI agencies andkey partners to bridge gaps in capacity ofneighborhoods that have experiencedpersistent poverty. 12. neighborhood revitalization initiative: building neighborhood capacityHelp neighborhoods develop the capacity to undertakecomprehensive planning and revitalization activities.Intensive Training and Technical Assistance:On-the-ground TA for persistently distressed communities with capacity challengesBNCP will provide: BNCP Resource Center: Open to all communities and will provideguidance, offer online resources, and identify existing federal TA 13. neighborhood revitalization initiative: building neighborhood capacityThe NRI agencies drew on research and 30 years of field experience to develop aframework of capacities that are essential to creating successful and sustainableneighborhood transformation.The capacity building framework includes: StrongStrategies neighborhoodStrategic, based onleadership accountable best available and partnerships evidenceorganizationalcapacityFinancing Data for that alignsdecisions,and targetslearning, and resourcesaccountability 14. neighborhood revitalization initiative:supporting local leaders nationwide 15. neighborhood revitalization initiative: Innovation on the groundPromise Neighborhoods:Minneapolis Northside Achievement Zone50 organizational and school partners with a shared goalto prepare all NAZ children to graduate from highschool ready for college. Cradle-to-career continuum of comprehensive supports through family engagement and opportunity alignment, an educational pipeline, and whole family support.As a Promise Neighborhood, NAZ is scaling up its successfulstrategies with a goal of reaching 1,200 families with 3,000 children all successfully on a path to college, and each experiencing atransformation in their lives. 16. neighborhood revitalization initiative: where are we going?Scaling up the NRI approach: Performance Partnerships Fill key gaps in neighborhood revitalization funding by providingflexible federal funding Expectation: Braid, leverage, and targetmultiple funding sources Doing more with less: Creatingflexibility within existing poolsof fundingPresidents FY2013 Budget: $70-130 millionThe Administration will identify between7-13 partnerships nationwide based primarilyon capacity to use funds to make significant stridesin neighborhood and resident outcomes 17. neighborhood revitalization initiative: where are we going?Scaling up the NRI approach:working with other place-basedfederal programs to takeinvestments to scale. Regions Aligned Cities federal investmentNeighborhoods 18. neighborhood revitalization initiative: online resourcesNRI web page and report: http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/oua/initiatives/neighborhood-revitalization http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/nri_pb_agencies_final_9.pdf http://www2.ed.gov/programs/promiseneighborhoods/resources.htmlCenterpiece programs: Choice Neighborhoods: http://www.hud.gov/offices/pih/programs/ph/cn/ Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation: https://www.bja.gov/ProgramDetails.aspx?Program_ID=70 Promise Neighborhoods: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/promiseneighborhoods/index.html Building Neighborhood Capacity Program http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/BJA/grant/11BNCTTAsol.pdf Health Center Program: http://bphc.hrsa.gov/Memo from OMB describing the Administrations Place-Based Focus: http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/assets/memoranda_2010/m10-21.pdf