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05Mar

Want to Really Impact a Community? Invest in a CDFI

Share List Generocity  Most low-income communities in the U.S. have access to an important resource that few people outside of these communities know: a CDFI, or community development financial institution. CDFIs are private community lenders dedicated to delivering social and economic impact by providing responsible, affordable financing to disinvested people and communities. Why are CDFIs…

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26Feb

A Five-Point Strategy for Reducing the Black Homeownership Gap

Share List Urban Institute  The sustained gap in homeownership between black and white Americans has been studied, quantified, and discussed thoroughly in recent years, particularly because the gap plays an enormous role in suppressing intergenerational wealth building and economic mobility. There is no debate about the gravity of the problem: Since 2001, the black homeownership rate has…

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05Feb

What Modern-Day Housing Discrimination Looks Like: A Conversation with the National Fair Housing Alliance

Share List Zillow Research For many Americans, housing discrimination is a fact of life.  Redlining and other policies and practices have contributed to a widening in the black-white homeownership rate gap over the past century, despite legal protections that apply by race and 11 other legally protected designations. Zillow teamed up with the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) to survey 10,000 adults…

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Capitalizing on the Affordable Housing Program for Home Ownership and Small Rental Developments

Share List Webinar: Capitalizing on the Affordable Housing Program for Home Ownership and Small Rental Developments The Affordable Housing Program (AHP) is a nationwide funding source that can be utilized to fund home ownership developments and small rental developments that aren’t suited to the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program. This webinar will discuss looking at…

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28Jan

Home Ownership Policy Call January 2019

Share List Home Ownership Policy Call, Friday January 25th, 2019 This was part of a series of Policy Committee meetings where the Housing Alliance looked to our members to: • Share accomplishments at the local level • Discuss the remaining challenges and gaps • Identify possible state policy solutions Speakers: Michelle Feldman, Policy Director, Housing…

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08Jan

Getting a Home Improvement Loan in Philly is Harder When You’re Low-Income or a Minority

Share List The Inquirer  Philadelphia is often called “The City of Neighborhoods,” an ode to its diverse housing stock and a high rate of home ownership. More than 52 percent of homes in the city are owner-occupied, 2017 data from the U.S. Census Bureau show, and the city tends to outperform the national average when it comes…

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