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There’s another safety net for families much closer to home: social networks and local communities.
Completely preventing instability isn’t realistic. But with the right strategies in place, we can minimize the effects.
Too many children do not have a stable foundation, and instability in one or more areas threatens their well-being.
The evidence from the FHA and FHFA is unequivocal: loan sales programs are highly valuable to taxpayers, borrowers, and investors.
Over the past 10 years, the mortgage lending environment has seen a large swing in credit availability. The effects have been most dramatic for minority populations
State-level collaboration can help drive cross-system partnerships and better leverage state government funding to support economic prosperity.
Odds are you’ll pay sales tax on some of your online shopping this year. And even when you don’t, you still owe your state the tax.
Diane Jones: "Don’t rule out a for-profit institution, because it just might yield higher earnings than the public college down the street."
Lenders would have issued 6.3 million additional mortgages between 2009 and 2015 if lending standards had been more reasonable.
The Minneapolis–St. Paul area tied with the Seattle area for the 10th-highest number of internationally focused nonprofits in the country in 2013–14.

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Our researchers offer evidence-based solutions to some of the problems faced by poor, mostly minority communities in Baltimore and other US cities.

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