Community Development Focus Area

NCSG’s Community Development team aims to measurably improve the conditions in disadvantaged communities, particularly in the Washington-Baltimore region. Our work focuses on a range of issues that impact the health and well-being of low-income, minority, and other marginalized groups, including affordable housing, economic and workforce development, segregation, gentrification, and neighborhood opportunity. Our strengths lie in data analysis and mapping as well as partnering with communities to help make the case for equitable urban investments and policies. Our sponsors and partners include national, regional, and local governments, foundations, and community-based organizations, including the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Environmental Protection Agency, Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, Enterprise Community Partners, and Montgomery and Prince George’s County Planning.


Community Development Faculty and Staff


Recent and Past Projects


Sample Research and Papers