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Housing voucher recipients with cars were 2x more likely to find a job

Housing voucher recipients with cars were 2 times more likely to find a job

They also tended to live in neighborhoods with lower poverty rates, stronger housing markets, and lower health risks.

Source: 2014, Driving to Opportunity: Understanding the Links among Transportation Access, Residential Outcomes, and Economic Opportunity for Housing Voucher Recipients
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As many as 1.2 million loans were “missing” in 2012 

As many as 1.2 million loans were “missing” in 2012

The drop can be attributed to low credit availability. Black and Hispanic borrowers have been disproportionately affected.

Source: 2014, Where Have All the Loans Gone? The Impact of Credit Availability on Mortgage Volume
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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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About 77 million Americans have a report of debt in collections

More than a third of adults with a credit file have a debt in collections and owe, on average, $5,178.

Source: 2014, Delinquent Debt in America
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Today, Gen X and Gen Y have less wealth than their parents did at that age 25 years ago

Today, GenX and GenY have less wealth than their parents did at that age 25 years ago.

Why? The foreclosure crisis was key, with home equity falling 65 percent from 2007-10 among Gen X and Y.

Source: 2013, Lost Generations? Wealth Building among Young Americans
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In 2012, nonprofits lost 105 donors for every 100 gained

In 2012, nonprofits lost 105 donors for every 100 gained

That year, nonprofits experienced negative growth in donors: gains of 866,000 were offset by losses of 909,000.

Source: 2013, 2013 Fundraising Effectiveness Survey Report
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