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Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Community Development Investment Review
Partners In Progress Case Study: BRIDGE Housing
Carl Sussman
John Weiser
Abstract

BRIDGE Housing Corporation in San Francisco has made remarkable progress building a bridge over the economic and class divide that has long separated the North and South Portrero neighborhoods. It is pursuing a community integration strategy informed by a major innovation, “trauma-informed community building,” which recognizes that all of Bridge’s work must take into account the psychological battering that long years of poverty and social isolation have taken on Portrero’s public housing residents.


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Carl Sussman & John Weiser, "Partners In Progress Case Study: BRIDGE Housing" , Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Community Development Investment Review, issue 1, pages 099-108, 2017.
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