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1/29/2014
Is there truth to those renter stereotypes?
The national “ethos” that values homeownership over renting has a long history. On Dec. 2, 1931, for example, President Herbert Hoover said in an address to the White House Conference on Home Building and Homeownership, “[There is] the high ideal and aspiration that each family may pass their days in the home that they own…There can be no fear for a democracy or self-government or for liberty or freedom from homeowners, no matter how humble they may be.”
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1/28/2014
Survey shows chasm between renters, owners
Owning your own home is considered by many to be an essential element of “making it.” In fact, a recent national survey commissioned by NeighborWorks America found that 88 percent of adults say homeownership is at least somewhat important to their definition of achieving the “American dream.”
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1/22/2014
Alaska group provides one-stop shop for homeless
Homelessness has many causes and spawns many needs, making it difficult to coordinate the multiple visits and services required to stabilize these individuals and put them on the road to “recovery.” That challenge is what inspired the San Francisco Department of Public Health to host its first “Project Homeless Connect” event in 2004, and today, more than 260 other organizations have been trained to follow suit – including NeighborWorks Anchorage in Alaska.
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1/21/2014
MLK Day is over, but volunteering brings rewards all year
Martin Luther King Jr. famously once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is ‘What are you doing for others?’ ’’ That sentiment, which so aptly reflects the focus of his life, is at the heart of Martin Luther King Jr. Day -- the only federal holiday designed to encourage Americans to commit to a day of service. But volunteerism is a contribution – and a joy – that can and should be practiced throughout the year.
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1/7/2014
Lease-to-purchase program provides pathway to homeownership
Traditionally a first-mortgage lender, Kalamazoo Neighborhood Housing Services could no longer offer that assistance as banks pulled back.
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12/20/2013
Connecticut group trains renters and landlords to ‘bridge the divide’
Helping residents of its diverse community achieve homeownership.
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12/4/2013
Salt Lake City group fights crime by putting youth to work
Safety is one of the most basic requirements of desirable communities.
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11/20/2013
‘Families and friends’ good for social support, not housing advice
Making smart choices will continue to be critical for both the next wave of new house buyers and existing owners working to hold on to their homes.
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11/18/2013
Missouri group revitalizes neighborhoods with mixed-income housing and urban orchards
When we hear about declining downtown districts beginning to become trendy again, it’s good news. 
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11/5/2013
Veterans in trouble need more than ceremonies and discounts
Veterans Need Housing Help
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