Organizations and centers involved in community-based research in the U.S.
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Institute for Urban Policy Research




Founded in 2005 as the J. McDonald Williams Institute, the mission of the Institute for Urban Policy Research is to provide research and evaluation, education and outreach, and project guidance and consulting services to inform, motivate, and inspire community-focused organizations that improve the quality of life in the communities they serve.

Our diverse staff recognizes the value of a multidisciplinary approach to problem solving, and brings a wealth of experience to each project we engage. We believe that our dedication to applying state-of-the-art, proven tools to solve problems empowers our clients to shape their future rather than being pushed by the current. At the end of the day, our clients know that they can depend on us for innovative, professional ... [Extend]

REACH Community Development

A healthy community begins at home. REACH’s mission is to provide quality, affordable housing for individuals, families and communities to thrive. Since 1982, REACH has pioneered affordable housing and supportive programs that address complex challenges facing communities. REACH has gained local, state and national acclaim for innovation and responsiveness to difficult urban issues. Our work began with revitalization efforts in the neighborhoods of inner Southeast Portland, where we bought and renovated single family homes. Thirty years later, our portfolio of over 1,400 units includes new and renovated plexes, apartment buildings and mixed-use developments located across the Portland metropolitan area. Our volunteer-powered home repair program serves senior and disabled ho... [Extend]

Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative

The Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI) is a nonprofit community-based planning and organizing entity rooted in the Roxbury/North Dorchester neighborhoods of Boston. DSNI's approach to neighborhood revitalization is comprehensive including economic, human, physical, and environmental growth. It was formed in 1984 when residents of the Dudley Street area came together out of fear and anger to revive their neighborhood that was devastated by arson, disinvestment, neglect and redlining practices, and protect it from outside speculators.
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