All too often our neighborhoods become known by their problems—crime, poverty, low levels of education, and high unemployment. In time, the neighborhoods’ residents begin to assimilate these problems; through social pressure residents own and come to believe they are the problems.

In this talk by Ron Clewer of the Rockford Housing Authority, learn how a public housing development is becoming a key player in the transformation of the Ellis Heights neighborhood in Rockford, Illinois.
Through asset-based community development, they are finding, promoting, and building upon the assets of the neighborhood. Take a moment to discover Ellis Heights’ assets.