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The Rosa F. Keller, New Orleans’ first mixed-income permanent supportive housing building, celebrated its opening on June 22 under blue skies with partners, neighbors, the Treme Brass Band, and especially, the building’s new tenants on hand to celebrate.  The building is owned by Community Solutions’ New Orleans nonprofit partner, UNITY of Greater New Orleans.

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Nadine Maleh worked for several years as an architectural designer in San Francisco, Chicago and New York. In 2002, she brought her design experience to supportive housing with the Community Solutions team. Her expertise includes green design, the development of building programs based on specific populations, and the promotion of public health through building design. Communities and the designers inspire Nadine to create innovative spaces that foster well-being.
 

Q. How would you explain your job as the Director of Inspiring Places?

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Over the next five years, as over one million American service members exit our armed forces, it is essential that our country be prepared to help them make a successful transition back into civilian life. At Community Solutions, we believe that a stable home must be part of every veteran’s homecoming.

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Greg Jackson, the founding director of our Brownsville Partnership, died suddenly May 1 of an apparent heart attack. Greg was attending a meeting with the Parks Department, having just met with his colleagues at the Partnership to plan the upcoming Brownsville Day of Service.  While Greg’s death was a shock, the fact that he was working to improve Brownsville till his last breath came as no surprise.  

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Northeast Hartford is a place of contradictions, seemingly equal parts opportunities and obstacles. Walking through the neighborhood, one stumbles along crumbling sidewalks under broken streetlights, then finds groups of engaging young people gathered at street corners, energetic but bored. A large historic park provides hundreds of acres of green space, but it is seldom used, as fear of crime keeps residents traveling their own well-worn routes. Two and three-family homes line the streets, many long in need of repair.

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Photo: The McKinley family is one of many helped by the Home to Stay program.

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Catherine Craig has worked with people and communities from the Philippines to Latin America. As Director of Health Integration at Community Solutions, she oversees elements of just about every major project we're working on. In this month's staff Q+A, we caught up with Catherine to learn more about her work to end homelessness, improve health outcomes, and build efficient systems to ensure that families and individuals can thrive in permanent housing.

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The following is the text, as prepared for delivery, of an address by Rosanne Haggerty at New York's Zoning the City conference on November 15, 2011. The conference celebrated the 50th anniversary of New York City's zoning code. In her remarks, Haggerty argued for strong investments in the city's worst-off neighborhoods to improve taxpayer outcomes, increase New York's global competitiveness, and remain on the right side of history.

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