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6/6/2016
How to engage residents for community change
When community change is desired, resident engagement is not an option--it's a must. But in times of busy schedules, apathy and even hostility, how do you bring diverse points of view together? Read this for ideas.
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5/31/2016
Underwater homes still challenge many communities
Much of the media and policy conversations have moved past the housing crisis that swept the country like a tsunami eight years ago. However, many pockets of the country are still struggling to recover due to persistent negative equity. Read about this organization in Atlanta that is working to turn that around.
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5/16/2016
Nonprofits can help consumers avoid pitfalls of payday loans
Google has announced it is effectively banning ads from payday lenders. This post explores the challenges of payday lending and how financial coaching can help consumers find alternatives to quick cash.
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5/9/2016
When uncomfortable is good: conversations about race, diversity and inclusion
Community development professionals, artists and partners spent a day discussing race, culture, diversity and inclusion. Here are some of their observations, and challenges. They serve as a wake-up call for us all.
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4/25/2016
Ten questions to consider before launching a neighborhood marketing campaign
Where do you start when setting out to change the perception of your neighborhood or community? Here are 10 questions you need to ask and answer.
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4/18/2016
Thinking about solar? Nine trends and lessons learned
Solar power is ramping up across the country as a clean, money-saving form of alternative energy. More than six months after NeighborWorks partnered with GRID Alternatives, it’s a good time to review what types of organizations and residents can benefit the most from solar energy and the direction of the market trends.
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4/10/2016
New book makes affordable housing ‘sexy’
In an era when it seems fewer people are reading anything longer or “deeper” than social media posts, it is somewhat shocking that a nonfiction book on evictions written by a Harvard professor would be on best-seller lists. But "Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City" is that kind of book.
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4/5/2016
Lessons from the trenches of community-police engagement
How do you make inner-city "kill zones" safe for families? Civil rights attorney Connie Rice has had remarkable success in the projects of Los Angeles, and in this blog post, her insights are applied to community development.
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4/1/2016
Location, location, location: county health rankings
In the last month, annual County Health Rankings were released that measure everything from high-school graduation rates, to obesity, to unemployment, providing a revealing snapshot of how health is influenced by where we live, learn, work and play. Read this interview to learn more.
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3/25/2016
Help American workers start saving with myRA
More than 30 million full-time employees in the United States lack access to workplace retirement savings plans. What's the solution? Consider the U.S. Treasury's myRA program.
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