Our work advances the principle that healthy and sustainable neighborhoods and communities are the product of a coordinated approach—an approach that includes housing, transportation, public health, commerce, and the environment.
Abt’s research includes quantitative studies of the impact of federal investments on neighborhoods and communities, such as the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and the Neighborhood Stabilization Program. It also encompasses formative evaluations of local and foundation-led neighborhood transformation efforts.
Our research results in policy and programmatic recommendations that increase the effectiveness of public and private investments in communities and improve the ability of states, localities and nonprofit organizations to implement community development and neighborhood revitalization programs.
Our technical assistance:
- provides cross-cutting guidance and training to communities in the implementation of federally funded demonstrations and programs, including the HOPE VI and CDBG programs;
- facilitates community-wide planning processes to address complex local problems; and
- helps build local capacity to develop and implement strategies that promote healthy and sustainable neighborhoods.