Urban Partnerships

Peer TA Resources


Developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance, the Urban Partnerships Initiative is a project designed to improve outcomes for low-income families by facilitating peer exchange among TANF stakeholders in urban centers. One outcome of this project, the Urban Partnerships Initiative Online Toolkit, disseminates information on promising practices to the human services community. The toolkit is a collection of...


The following report describes the Urban Partnerships for Welfare Reform Academy II that took place in Minneapolis, Minnesota from October, 26-29 2003 to continue partnerships and foster collaboration to improve service delivery and TANF implementation for families residing in urban areas.

Conference Paper

This was a session at the Urban Partnerships for Welfare Reform National Academy, which was held in Atlanta, Georgia. Representatives from Los Angeles and San Diego presented on strategies to increase EITC take up among their TANF participants.

Partner Resources


This report was funded through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation and provides data from a survey of 1,200 faith-based and secular nonprofit social service agencies. The results show FBOs that integrate religious elements into service delivery and secular nonprofit organizations are more accessible to poor populations than FBOs that do not integrate religious elements into service provision. FBOS are currently providing the...

Research-To-Practice Brief

From the Center on Housing Policy, this issue brief provides an overview of inclusionary zoning (IZ), which is an affordable housing tool that links affordable housing production into the production of market-rate housing. Authors offer an overview of IZ practices in San Francisco, Washington D.C., and Boston.


This is a speech given by Alan Berube of the Brookings Institution to Congressional staff on the benefits of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) to urban economies. In this resource, Mr. Berube defines ways that members can maximize the EITC benefit to support low-income families. As well as providing significant benefits to families in cities and suburbs, the EITC has been proven to stimulate local economic activity.