Fall/Winter 2009

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Community Perspective: Implementing the Neighborhood Stabilization Program

The following pages compare the strategies and challenges of two community organizations—one in Virginia and the other in South Carolina—that are trying to tackle the negative impacts of foreclosure through the federal Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP).


Car Ownership and Working Families: Barriers and Opportunities

This article discusses the impact that predatory and subprime lending in the automobile industry on low- to moderate- income families.

Loan Modifications: "Making Home Affordable"

This article provides a brief chronology of federal efforts that led to MHA with particular attention to adjustments made to HAMP to improve mortgage affordability.

Payment Innovation: Helping the Underserved

This article summarizes new opportunities for reaching regions and markets underserved by the current banking system and the challenges to adopting new iPhone application technology.


District Highlights

Useful state and region-specific news for community economic development practitioners.

Foreclosure Update

Fifth District foreclosure information

Research Corner

Recent research pertaining to community economic development

Industry Review

Community development industry updates

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