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4/10/2016
New book makes affordable housing ‘sexy’
In an era when it seems fewer people are reading anything longer or “deeper” than social media posts, it is somewhat shocking that a nonfiction book on evictions written by a Harvard professor would be on best-seller lists. But "Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City" is that kind of book.
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4/5/2016
Lessons from the trenches of community-police engagement
How do you make inner-city "kill zones" safe for families? Civil rights attorney Connie Rice has had remarkable success in the projects of Los Angeles, and in this blog post, her insights are applied to community development.
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4/1/2016
Location, location, location: county health rankings
In the last month, annual County Health Rankings were released that measure everything from high-school graduation rates, to obesity, to unemployment, providing a revealing snapshot of how health is influenced by where we live, learn, work and play. Read this interview to learn more.
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3/25/2016
Help American workers start saving with myRA
More than 30 million full-time employees in the United States lack access to workplace retirement savings plans. What's the solution? Consider the U.S. Treasury's myRA program.
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3/14/2016
When ‘zero’ is possible: How one state and two cities ended veteran homelessness
More than 20 cities and states across the country have declared an end to veteran homelessness. How did they do it? Read this post to learn how and what can be learned.
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2/29/2016
Joining hands across sectors: developing community potential together
Missed the NeighborWorks symposium on collaborating across sectors to create economic opportunities for all? Read this for a summary of the most provocative insights from the plenary presentations.
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2/22/2016
Living on $2 a day: the role of nonprofits
Reading “$2 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America” both reinforces the critical service provided by local nonprofits, and serves as a stark reminder of how much more is needed.
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2/15/2016
Six tips for improving community safety
Alleviating public-safety concerns in a neighborhood need not require large budgets and years of work. Here are six steps community groups can take to increase residents' sense of security.
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2/8/2016
FHFA’s proposed duty-to-serve rule: expanding opportunity in rural markets
Rural residents face significant barriers when it comes to securing a safe, decent, affordable housing option and access to credit. If you care about this population, take action between now and March 17, when comments will be closed on a long-awaited proposal called Enterprise Duty to Serve Underserved Markets.
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1/29/2016
Debating diversity: delving deeper than definitions
"Diversity" workshops and training are ubiquitious these days. But that word is used so much--to the point of emptiness. What does it really mean? And do all those workshops have any impact? Read this and use it as a discussion starter at your next meeting.
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