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Turning the Tide on Persistent Rural Poverty in Maine
By collaborating with community organizations, Penquis ensures residents have financial services and homeownership education.
Five tips for renters
Are you renting your home? Check out these 5 tips to avoid scammers and learn how to choose the best neighborhood for your family and your budget.
Students help Texas organization share homeownership message with the media
Affordable Homes of South Texas, Inc. (AHSTI) recently partnered with the TV and Broadcast Journalism class from the University of Texas-Rio Grande...
Sandra Robertson: Reconnecting residents to the land
When she bought her first home, it was a food desert and vacant lots marked the area—a consequence of the blight and demolitions triggered by the housing crisis.
Manfred Reid: Transcending negative perceptions
Today, however, Manfred Reid is a widely recognized city leader, heading the revitalization of the Russell neighborhood once known as the “Harlem of the South."
Erin Sorensen: Making neighborhoods inclusive
Erin’s first major project was the conversion of a vacant lot near her home into a community garden. Looking to recruit participants, she went door to door through the NeighborWorks’ apartments across the street.
Erika Cooper: Committing 'full out'
In 2010, Erika Cooper founded Uplifting a Life, essentially an “active parents committee.” Its mission is simple: Stop talking about problems and start fixing them. It started with movie nights and apple picking.
Maria Elvia Salazar: Breaking down barriers
Because Elvia isn’t afraid to speak up, others are brave as well. At her own housing development, Elvia has dramatically increased resident participation at tenant meetings and other events.
Don Feist: Refusing to give up
“Everything is broken and the only way we are going to get it fixed is if we fix it,” Don told the local newspaper at the time. “Everything is going to change now.” And it did.
Debra Stanley: Empathizing with the 'other'
Debra Stanley's willingness to empathize with the “other,” including those in or recently released from prison, has been a trademark of hers throughout her life.
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