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Recently proposed banking regulations’ focus on banks may increase risk in the mortgage market.
What It Means to Be a Good Citizen, According to DC-Area Young AdultsYoung adults’ differing definitions of a good citizen influence how they engage in their communities and the burden they face in trying to do so. How to Better Leverage the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program for Affordable Rental Housing ProductionExpanding the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program and finding innovative ways to fund the construction of affordable rental housing outside the program could help more people with low incomes access stable rental housing they can afford. Creando Avenidas para la Inclusión Financiera de Familia LatinasLas comunidades latinas son el segmento con la más alta tasa de crecimiento en la economía estadounidense, sin embargo, es una comunidad que esta rezagada de los sistemas financieros. Esta brecha se puede cerrar con ayuda de políticas públicas y por medio de políticas financieras privadas también. Creating Avenues to Financial Inclusion for Latino FamiliesLatino communities are the fastest-growing consumer base in the US economy but are often excluded from financial systems, a gap policymakers and financial leaders can help close. Data Sharing Can Better Allow Partner Networks to Meet Equity GoalsFor places pursuing equitable public space projects, data sharing with partner organizations is critical but requires specific agreements to ensure accurate and timely data. Bank Regulators Are Taking Too Narrow a View of Mortgage RiskRecently proposed banking regulations’ focus on banks may increase risk in the mortgage market.