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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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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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658: The 10th percentile of FICO scores as of March 2014

658: The 10th percentile of FICO scores as of March 2014

Before the crisis, the threshold—the lower bound of creditworthiness needed to qualify for a mortgage—held steady in the low 600s.

Source: 2014, Housing Finance At A Glance: A Monthly Chartbook
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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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15% of Americans were living in poverty in 2012, the highest rate in 50 years

15% of Americans were living in poverty in 2012, the highest rate in 50 years

The poverty rate was roughly as high as it has been in any year since 1965, but it lower than one might expect post-recession.

Source: 2013, Poverty in the United States
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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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