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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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1/27/2016
The millennial wave: 3 must-know traits
The millennial generation has some distinctive characteristics that are shaping the community development field. Here are three you need to know and understand.
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1/15/2016
America’s disappearing affordable rentals: Emerging financing tactics that can preserve and protect
The stats are clear and stark. The demand for rental housing is skyrocketing, but the supply of options that are affordable for those with low and moderate incomes is nowhere close to keeping up, Here are some suggested solutions for financing the preservation of this vital national asset.
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1/14/2016
How to create strong homes and businesses: Part 3 of a skimmer's guide to 'What It's Worth'
In this third and fnal part to our "skimmer's guide" to the new book, "What It's Worth," we take a look at what the experts say could and should be done to stabilize housing and nurture entrepreneurship.
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1/11/2016
Creating behavior change: Part 2 of a skimmer's guide to 'What It's Worth'
In this second of a three-part series for "skimmers," snippets from the financial capability guide, "What It's Worth," focus on behavioral interventions, how to help former inmates stay out of prison, tools to help families start early to prepare for college, and how states and cities are uniting their residents.
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1/3/2016
Excerpts from What It’s Worth: Food for Thought (Part 1)
Too busy to read all of the new book on stengthening America's financial capability, "What It's Worth"? Read this guide to its most provocative suggestions.
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