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FHA’s share of borrowers with credit scores under 640 dropped from 47% in 2001 to less than 3% today

FHA’s share of borrowers with credit scores under 640 dropped from 47% in 2001 to less than 3% today

Credit availability remains restricted, a challenge from which even the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) is not immune.

Source: 2014, Supplementing the Compare Ratio: An Important Step toward Opening the FHA Credit Box
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Only 43% of donors who gave to nonprofits in 2009 gave to the same organizations in 2010

Only 43% of donors who gave to nonprofits in 2009 gave to the same organizations in 2010

Donor retention is key; prospecting for new donors is expensive, and communicating with existing donors is usually much cheaper.

Source: 2013, Donor Retention Matters
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64% of Sierra Leoneans in 2008 believed their local council cared for their community’s needs     

64% of Sierra Leoneans in 2008 believed their local council cared for their community’s needs

After a 10-year civil war, the nation’s people are more confident in government due to decentralization and peaceful elections.

Source: 2014, Local Government Discretion and Accountability in Sierra Leone
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In the last quarter of 2014, household equity surged by $288 billion

Total debt remained flat at $9.86 trillion, bringing the total value of the housing market to $21.69 trillion.

Source: 2015, Housing Finance At A Glance: A Monthly Chartbook
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43% of LGB teens in relationships have experienced physical violence from a partner

43% of LGB teens in relationships have experienced physical violence from a partner

Lesbian, gay, and bisexual teens in relationships experience abuse significantly more frequently than heterosexual teen couples.

Source: 2013, Dating Violence Experiences of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth
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3 percentage points: The amount the tax code cut poverty in 2012 through refundable credits

3 percentage points: The amount the tax code cut poverty in 2012 through refundable credits

Spending through the tax code resulted in nearly twice the poverty reduction as SNAP and TANF spending.

Source: 2014, The War on Poverty Moves to the Tax Code
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