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December 2017

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Affordability will continue to be challenging for first-time homebuyers in 2018
The U.S. housing market is projected to continue its positive pace in 2018, but affordability for first-time homebuyers will remain challenging as prices rise across the country, mortgage rates inch higher and fewer entry-level homes come onto the market.
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What does it take to establish the savings habit?
Everyone knows it’s important to save for a “rainy day.” Emergencies happen: appliances break, cars sputter to a stop, jobs are lost. But many people find it difficult to start the savings habit when so many other desires and demands compete for scarce funds. How can nonprofits help? This blog post reports on the progress and lessons learned of a matched-savings partnership between NeighbborWorks America and EARN.
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Value of the network: members from three states join to help Hurricane Harvey victims
When Hurricane Harvey hit, everyone knew the damage was so extensive that efforts of multiple organizations was needed. That's the advantage of a network like NeighborWorks America and its 240+ members. In this close-up look, one joint action is brought to life.