Do you believe America's road to recovery begins in our local neighborhoods? These stories are about people and organizations working hard to preserve and revitalize communities. We're proud to support their efforts and do our part by investing in impactful, local and national programs that help to provide affordable housing, offer neighborhood residents home retention and foreclosure counseling, and promote neighborhood stabilization across the country.
Aug 01, 2012
Mott Haven in the South Bronx is one of the poorest neighborhoods in the country, with unemployment at almost 30%. But a relatively modest amount of funding —under $2000—from Citizens Committee for NYC has helped create a community garden on Saint Ann’s Avenue that’s bringing neighbors together and helping revitalize the community… learn More about Citizens Committee for NYC provides micro-grants to neighborhood groups to create parks and gardens
Jul 10, 2012
Steve Rice grew up near Bremerton, Washington, where one out of five city residents lives in poverty, and where the median household income is almost $20,000 lower than the state’s median. In 1985, he returned to the city to set up his architecture practice - Rice Fergus Miller - with the goal of becoming a “community architect” and devoting his professional life to helping improve the city… learn More about Designing a Sustainable Future for Bremerton
Jul 16, 2012
The Bronx is back! See how a group of dedicated citizens connected with their community to help revitalize a struggling New York neighborhood… learn More about The Bronx is back! Concerned residents unite to save their neighborhood
Jul 02, 2012
The Seattle community has been dedicated to helping poor and homeless families for decades: providing meals and investing in shelters, short-term housing and long-term housing… learn More about Finding a Way Home for Families in Seattle
Jul 18, 2012
Los Angeles’ Boyle Heights started as a vibrant and diverse community, home to successive waves of immigrants. However, in the 70’s, 80’s and early 90’s, the lack of investment in infrastructure and public services led to rising crime rates, graffiti-covered walls, and a lack of amenities like supermarkets that offered fresh food… learn More about New Affordable Housing Adds to the Revitalization of L.A.’s Boyle Heights
*Bank of America provided more than $1.6 billion to help create more than 12,000 affordable housing units for individuals with special needs, families, seniors and veterans in 2011.