Importance of Mixed-Income Housing

At Purpose Built Communities, we believe that everyone deserves to live in a healthy neighborhood. This video explores why mixed-income housing is critical to a holistic neighborhood revitalization effort.

|March 25, 2021

A Conversation with Jacob Peters, Director of Operations, Bayou District Foundation


Hear how thoughtful, historic investments in children, affordable housing and all aspects of the social determinants of health are setting up the Bayou District of New Orleans for meaningful recovery. Listen


AmplifyGR is Driving Change with a Holistic Approach

Building from a rich history, community quarterback AmplifyGR is driving change with a holistic approach to neighborhood revitalization. Working in partnership with residents and a host of organizations, AmplifyGR is focused on cradle-to-college education opportunities, community wellbeing resources, mixed-income housing and economic development. Watch this great video to get to know this community and meet some of the people who are working to make it stronger than ever.

“Lean on Me,” the Ecosystem of Community Development in the Southeast

The Atlanta Fed’s Community and Economic Development department supports the central bank’s mandate of stable prices and maximum employment by working to improve the economic mobility and resilience of people and places. Dr. Raphael Bostic, President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and Mr. Egbert Perry, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Integral; former Chairman, Fannie Mae, explore the ecosystem of organizations and the unique assets and opportunities of each – the Federal Reserve System, Fannie Mae, community developers, housing developers, educators, everyone at the Purpose Built Communities conference – and offer perspective on a call to action about how collectively we help communities develop.

Network Member Leaders Kickoff 10th Annual Purpose Built Communities Conference

Since 2009, Purpose Built Communities has grown from just a handful of place-based holistic initiatives to more than 20 across the country. This network is now home to valuable innovations in community building, tackling racial and health inequities, creating strong cross-sectoral partnerships, and delivering better outcomes for children and families. Hear from some of the leaders who have been living and breathing this work with their community partners and neighbors and the lessons they have learned along the way.

Philanthropy and Community Development

Philanthropy is a key ingredient in place-based, holistic revitalization efforts. This session with Eric M. Kelly, President, Quantum Foundation, West Palm Beach, FL and Kristin Williams, Director of Community Initiatives, Sherwood Foundation, Omaha, NE, explores how two foundations in different parts of the country are engaging in holistic, place-based efforts and how community development can build partnerships that will create sustainable solutions for neighborhoods and families.

A Discussion on Choice Neighborhoods

Choice Neighborhoods is HUD’s signature place-based initiative. Choice Neighborhoods is designed to assist struggling neighborhoods with distressed public housing or HUD-assisted housing through a comprehensive approach to neighborhood transformation. In addition to financing the redevelopment of housing, Choice Neighborhoods gives communities the tools and resources to address crime, create connections to job opportunities, and improve schools in order to change the trajectories of families living in those neighborhoods.

Lift Orlando And The Communities Of West Lakes

LIFT Orlando is the community quarterback for the Communities of West Lakes, an area adjacent to Camping World Stadium and a stone’s throw from Downtown Orlando. Learn how LIFT Orlando and its partners are working together to implement the Purpose Built Communities model of neighborhood revitalization, and hear about their exciting progress in the areas of housing, education and community wellness.