Since 2017, Collective Impact Lincoln has worked closely with residents of its six focus neighborhoods to identify and address key issues. These concerns don’t exist in a vacuum – and all are affected by the core issue of housing affordability. Here’s a ‘roadmap’ of neighborhood priorities and highlights of our work in each area.

Housing Affordability

  • Build policy platforms on issues shared by the community
  • Hold neighborhood listening sessions and forums
  • Invite and encourage neighbor testimony at city and state
  • Mobilize grassroots network for policy changes –

Neighborhood Revitalization

  • Lift up resident-led projects – Family Literacy in Belmont and Everett; Great Plains Music Festival
  • Mini-Grants to support neighbor-led projects – Everett Adopt-a-Block; People’s Puppet Parade: University Place Days Celebration
  • Support action committees – Renters Together; Clinton Neighborhood Organization

Neighborhood Safety

  • 13th Street Improvement Project
  • University Place Community Organization Park Revitalization
  • 11th Street Safety Group

Social Connection

  • Build and connect neighbors–
    Community Builder Workshops
  • Host neighborhood events
  • Amplify stories –‘Stories of Impact’

Food Accessibility

  • University Place Pop-Up Farmer’s Markets
  • NeighborWorks Community Leadership Institute
  • Partner with businesses and organizations on food access