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10/28/2015
Student loan debt is obstacle to homeownership
A new survey from NeighborWorks America shows student loan debt is stopping many university graduates from pursuing their goal of purchasing their own home. Nonprofit housing counselors can help.
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10/26/2015
Three actions you can take to market your neighborhood
It continues to be difficult to attract investment in many communities due to negative (and often inaccurate) perceptions related to issues like crime, blight and abandonment. In response, NeighborWorks America created the Neighborhood Marketing Program.
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9/11/2015
Using digital data for community stabilization
New mobile “apps” are enabling community development organizations to standardize data collection, crowdsource information on property conditions and better inform neighborhood-stabilization strategies.
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9/1/2015
To get correct answers, ask the right questions
How we word our questions very much determines the information we receive. And like for any other type of research, assessing the impact of community-development work on personal and neighborhood-level health requires paying attention to what we ask. 
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8/17/2015
Nonprofits can help students struggling with debt
Recent headlines have emphasized the challenges that heavy student debt present for graduates to achieve homeownership and financial security. However, nonprofit organizations, like Urban Edge in Massachusetts, can play an important role in helping students manage their obligations while also achieving their financial goals. This post explains the top three steps nonprofits can take to help their clients handle student loans.
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8/10/2015
Eviction prevention makes ‘back to school’ happier time
Frequent moves, or worries about being forced out of an apartment, make it very difficult for children to stay in the same school, concentrate in class and study well at home. But nonprofits like NeighborWorks members are developing eviction-prevention programming that preserves stability and is cost-effective.
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7/21/2015
10 Tips for Nonprofit Cybersecurity
Nonprofits aren't immune from the rising number of cyberattacks. Here are 10 tips for nonprofits to establish steps for cyber safety in the workplace.
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7/17/2015
What nonprofits can learn from the real estate industry
As nonprofit organizations compete for resources, what can they learn from private industry? A close examination of what works in affordable housing development provides two valuable insights.
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7/14/2015
Key lesson from Supreme Court ruling: Balance
Everyone's talking about the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling on fair housing and disparate impact. What should be the key take-away? Several experts comment. 
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7/13/2015
From suspicion to trust: bringing police and community together
The relationship between Roxbury (MA) residents and police used to be as strained as in Baltimore. But today, it's one of partnership and shared goals. Read more to find out how it became that way.
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