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A Richer Life is a website created by the National Fair Housing Alliance, in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, and in order to help us better understand how neighborhood diversity will benefit us and our families. "Encourage and accept diversity in your neighborhood and community. It will promote a grater sense of engagement, better prepare your children for the global community they will inhabit... give us all a richer life."
The Building Better Communities Network is an information clearinghouse and communication forum dedicated to building inclusive communities and to successfully siting affordable housing and community services.
Business and Professional People for the Public Interest (BPI) is a public interest law and policy center dedicated to equal justice and to enhancing the quality and equity of life for all people living in the Chicago region.
The Inclusive Communities Project (ICP) is a not-for-profit organization that works for the creation and maintenance of thriving racially and economically inclusive communities, expansion of fair and affordable housing opportunities for low income families, and redress for policies and practices that perpetuate the harmful effects of discrimination and segregation. ICP envisions an America where equality is created and sustained in community through access to good schools, affordable housing, safe neighborhoods, and economic opportunity.
The Innovative Housing Institute promotes providing quality affordable housing in communities throughout the nation, primarily through the policies and practices known as Inclusionary Housing. The Innovative Housing Institute offers a great depth of knowledge and experience in the variety of Inclusionary Housing tools and strategies used in different local jurisdictions and states.
The Mobility Agenda seeks to build public support for strengthening the labor market, benefiting our economy, workers, and communities.
The National Housing Conference (NHC) is dedicated to ensuring safe, decent and affordable housing for all Americans. It is a national nonpartisan advocate for effective housing policy solutions at the local, state and national levels. Its research affiliate, the Center for Housing Policy, develops solutions through
The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) is dedicated solely to achieving socially just public policy that assures people with the lowest incomes in the United States have affordable and decent homes.
The Poverty and Race Research Action Council (PRRAC) is a civil rights policy organization convened by major civil rights and anti-poverty groups with the mission of helping to connect social scientists with advocates working on race and poverty issues, and to promote a research-based advocacy strategy on issues of structural racial inequality.
PolicyLink is a national research and action institute advancing economic and social equity by Lifting Up What Works.® Founded in 1999, PolicyLink connects the work of people on the ground to the creation of sustainable communities of opportunity that allow everyone to participate and prosper. Such communities offer access to quality jobs, affordable housing, good schools, transportation, and the benefits of healthy food and physical activity.