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Restoring Opportunity - Inequality and the Challenge for American Education

SOURCE: Restoring Opportunity

Americans across the political spectrum embrace the goal of equality of opportunity, and see education as the primary social institution for achieving that goal.

Early Warning Systems for Affordable Housing Properties

SOURCE: Enterprise Community Partners

This report provides guidelines for devising an early-warning system to help housing development organizations become more risk-aware, and funders become more open to providing early assistance.  It is designed to help a developer’s board of directors and senior management recognize ...

Housing Landscape 2015 - Housing Cost Burdens

SOURCE: National Housing Conference Center for Housing Policy

This report released by the National Housing Conference indicates that income growth has modestly eased the burden of paying for housing, but struggles remain as housing costs continue to increase for renters.  Specifically, the report reveals that in 2013, one in four working renter ...

Community Development Data Guidebook

SOURCE: Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

This guide is meant to serve as a "how to" for those interested in conducting more robust community development research. This type of community-based research, often termed performance context in the regulatory world, is critical to community development practitioners looking to maximize impact ...

Neighborhood Revitalization: Analyzing the Impact of an Innovative Block-by-Block Stabilization Strategy

SOURCE: Greater Ohio Policy Center

An innovative model for neighborhood recovery piloted in Cleveland’s Slavic Village neighborhood is providing long-term recovery and stability in Slavic Village and, according to a Greater Ohio Policy Center (GOPC) study - Documenting the Slavic Village Recovery Project: An Early Review of a ...

Best Cities for Successful Aging

SOURCE: Milken Institute

Some cities are better than others when it comes to helping the elderly live healthy, productive lives, and as the number of aging Americans continues to increase, cities will need to pay attention to this.  The Milken Institute has identified metro areas that are best suited for ...

Which are the Best Performing Cities?

SOURCE: Milken Institute

Cities that performed best economically in 2014 have been identified as part of the Milken Institute’s Best-Performing Cities annual evaluation. Outcomes-based research shows a wide variance from one place to the next, and this report determines which cities – large and small – had the best ...

What’s In Store? Repurposing Big Boxes

SOURCE: Urbanful

Transforming abandoned malls or empty big box stores into something functional may seem like a daunting task, but many communities are finding unique and useful ways to repurpose these spaces.  Innovative examples include museums, churches, senior centers, charter schools, or indoor ...

Take it to the Bank: how Land Banks Are Strengthening America’s Neighborhoods

SOURCE: Center for Community Progress

Learn how Land Banks are affecting communities in this new report – Take it to the Bank: how Land Banks Are Strengthening America’s Neighborhoods – presented by the Center for Community Progress. The report provides a national scan of over 100 land banks functioning in the U.S., of which half or ...

Profile of Today’s Renter

SOURCE: Freddie Mac

New data published by Freddie Mac provides insight into current renter perspectives and shows that while some renters in the U.S. still prefer to rent, most (91 percent) feel that homeownership is something to be proud of.  Freddie Mac surveyed over 2,000 renters and found that many are ...

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