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Empower Your City: Join the 2024 Home Repair Peer Network

City home repair programs are a critical part of preserving homeownership, particularly for residents with limited means. Residents with lower incomes, seniors, and Black homeowners are more likely to have unaddressed housing repairs, live in substandard housing, and have less financial capacity to make improvements than higher-income homeowners. This can contribute to persistent disparities in housing stability, neighborhood conditions, generational wealth, and opportunity. 

With a focus on advancing equity, health, and opportunity, the Housing Solutions Lab will host the 2024 Home Repair Peer Network to help localities refine and strengthen home repair programs. The Network will bring together six-eight city teams for virtual and in-person learning, technical assistance, and strategy. The Network will meet virtually for six sessions between April and June 2024 – culminating in a two-day convening in New York City. 

Participants will have access to experts in the field, peer collaboration and networking opportunities, and tailored technical assistance to:

  • Identify promising practices for funding, implementing, and administering local home repair programs
  • Develop action plans to implement or strengthen existing home repair programs
  • Learn strategies for monitoring and evaluating local programs
  • Leverage home repair programs as a strategy for preserving home ownership and addressing housing disparities

The Lab invites expressions of interest from city teams who are currently administering home repair programs and interested in refining and strengthening their local program. City teams must include representation from local government and may include other relevant stakeholders. 

Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis until February 14 at 5:00 p.m. ET. We will review all submissions and schedule follow-up calls with city teams who may be a good fit for this opportunity. Please contact Director of City Engagement Jess Wunsch (jess.wunsch@nyu.edu) with questions. 

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