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2019

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6/21/2019
Culturally-specific classes and resources can improve minority homeownership
National Homeownership Month is a vivid reminder of how owning a home helps keep communities strong, but it's also a chance to acknowledge that for minority communities, the path to homeownership can be rough. 
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6/7/2019
LIFT expands minority homeownership opportunities
For most working Americans, homeownership is the primary tool for building wealth. However, saving enough money for a down payment remains the most significant challenge for potential homeowners. Credit problems and lack of financial knowledge also play a part in keeping this important asset out of reach for many. These barriers can affect families of color in greater numbers, perpetuating the long-standing gap in prosperity between white people and non-white people.
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5/30/2019
How to support older Americans as they age
Older adults who are burdened by the cost of rent often make trade-offs with other important necessities like medicine and food. So how can community development organizations partner with other fields to support these aging residents?
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5/23/2019
Building on family history to shape a passion for equity and justice
Lisa Hasegawa, our new Western Region Vice President, shares her perspectives on community, family and service to others. 
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4/30/2019
Small dollar loans offer more affordable options
Payday loans offer a quick way to get money but come at a high cost. NeighborWorks organizations offer better alternatives through their small dollar loan programs.
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4/15/2019
AHC helps residents build credit with rent reporting
NeighborWorks America's network organization AHC Inc. uses rent reporting to help residents build credit or repair poor credit history using on-time rent reporting, while also helping to instill healthy financial behaviors that can have lasting impact.
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4/11/2019
New energy habits can put money in your pocket
We are all creatures of habit – both good and bad. Changing a few bad energy-use habits in your house or apartment can make a big difference in lowering your bills. This blog focuses on saving money through energy-efficient major and minor appliances, LED lighting and even how to bust some energy "ghosts."
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4/3/2019
Financial coaches help people succeed in tax season
Many people want to manage their money better so they can fulfill their dreams such as buying a home, saving for a child’s education or becoming debt-free. With tax season upon us, working with a professional financial coach in addition to a tax preparer to plan ahead and get organized can make the process run smoothly and can mean the difference between falling into a “financial trap” or working smartly and reaching one’s financial goals.
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3/25/2019
Community conversations: Terri North, CEO of Providence Community Housing in New Orleans, Louisiana
Terri North, CEO of Providence Community Housing, took the time to chat with us during Women's History Month to discuss her role and her approach to affordable housing, Providence's work in this area, and the opportunities and challenges she sees for her organization and community development as a whole in the near future. 
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3/1/2019
Building good savings habits
Research shows that consumers have big swings in paycheck amounts from month to month, even if they don't change jobs. Our expert offers tips to help consumers in your community learn how to save.
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