National Initiative on Mixed-Income Communities

Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development   (Cleveland)

November 2013

A central resource for research and information about creating and sustaining mixed-income communities has launched with resources available online at http://nimc.case.edu/ at Case Western Reserve University.

The National Initiative on Mixed-Income Communities (NIMC) is based in the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences. It's mission is to help reduce urban poverty and promote successful mixed-income communities by facilitating high-quality research and making information and evidence easily available to policymakers and practitioners. Mixed-income developments, which have been built in many cities across the country, are intentionally designed and marketed to a diverse group of residents across incomes, offering public, affordable and market-rate housing, and often including rental and homeownership options.

With the launch came the first of periodic Scans of the Field. NIMC also maintains a mixed-income database and a mixed income library and social media network all accessible online.