National Initiative on Mixed-Income Communities

About

The National Initiative on Mixed-Income Communities (NIMC) at the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development at Case Western Reserve University is a new resource for research and information about mixed-income communities. Their mission is to help reduce urban poverty and promote successful mixed-income communities by facilitating high-quality research and making information and evidence easily available to policymakers and practitioners. NIMC strives to be the nation’s central resource for research and information about creating and sustaining mixed-income communities. Dr. Mark Joseph, Director and Associate Professor at the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Science at Case Western University, has written extensively on both mixed-income and comprehensive community development.

To learn more about National Initiative on Mixed-Income Communities, visit their website.

Our Partnership

P-Marc Profile-P2 Marc Pic_B“TACC is a valued partner of NIMC; both organizations share a commitment to promoting more effective and impactful work in the field of public housing transformation and mixed-income community development,” Dr. Mark Joseph, Director and Associate Professor at the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Science at Case Western University begins. “In addition to ongoing exchange and support around the work of each organization, TACC is advancing the work of NIMC in two specific ways. First, TACC is helping NIMC to produce its second Scan of the Field, this one is focused on Resident Services and Upward Mobility in Mixed-Income Developments.” Through TACC’s partnerships with developers and housing managers, TACC provides a unique, practical perspective to theory. TACC helps NIMC to incorporate its research and evaluation findings into practice and policy. “Second, TACC and NIMC collaborated to forge a peer exchange connection between the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority in the Cleveland area and the Boston Housing Authority to share information about Cuyahoga’s experience and lessons learned preparing a federal Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant proposal.” This debriefing and exchange is helpful to both groups as they navigate the complexities of the Choice Neighborhoods program.

P-NIMC-P3_Oakland“TACC’s unique value is that it combines decades of experience in project design, development, and management with an up-to-date focus on current issues, practices, and models.” TACC is responsive in its approach to identifying and responding to the needs of stakeholders that are trying to make mixed-income communities work.

TACC and the NIMC have collaborated on the State of the Field. State of the Field #1 can be found on the NIMC website. State of the Field #2 is available in the News and Resources section of the TACC website.