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Another Way to Invest in Mobile Home Parks

In recent weeks, a number of major publications have published articles about manufactured housing communities as …

Posted by William Shuey and Rachel Blake on 24 Apr 14

February 18  ·  Industry News »

Geoffrey Canada to Leave Harlem Children’s Zone

Geoffrey Cananda will step down from his role as chief executive of the Harlem Children’s Zone in June, the New York Times reported. more

February 11  ·  Industry News »

Cristina Jimenez Recognized in Forbes

Cristina Jimenez, managing director of United We Dream, was recognized in Forbes Magazine as one of the top 30 law and policy influencers under 30. more

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Homeownership Today and Tomorrow:  Building assets while preserving affordability

Permanent affordability vs. building assets has often been considered an either-or proposition. It's not.

Federal, state, and local governments spend billions of dollars every year on programs designed to promote wider access to homeownership for low- and moderate-income families, but these programs only help one family, and then their subsidy is lost. Permanently affordable homeownership through shared-equity programs are a more efficient use of public funds. But can low-income families build enough equity in them to transform their circumstances? New research says yes.

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When The Tired, Poor, Huddled Masses Fought Back

Financial Justice: The People's Campaign to Stop Lender Abuse, by Larry Kirsch and Robert N. Mayer, Praeger, May 2013. 236 pp. $48.00 (Hardcover). Available on Amazon.