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Off the top of your head, what was Nelson Mandela's job title? “Icon?” Nope. “Inspiring speaker?” Nope. …
November 18 · Industry News »
Cheryl Cassell, director of NCRC’s Housing Counseling Network, has been named co-chair of the HUD Coalition of National Intermediaries. more
November 15 · Industry News »
The Law Center honored Sen. Al Franken (D-MN), Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI), Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, and Judy Curtis for their work to end homelessness at the 15th Annual McKinney-Vento Awards last wee more
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.