Tag Archives: fair housing

When banks neglect foreclosed homes, entire neighborhoods suffer

Cleveland is the latest city to allege that Bank of America is neglecting foreclosed properties in mostly Latino and African American neighborhoods, while maintaining properties in white neighborhoods. What is the effect on communities of this inequity?

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This week in community development: 2/28/14

Every week, Praxia Partners shares important community-building news. Check out what we’ve been reading this week.

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This week in community development: 2/14/14

Every week, Praxia Partners shares important community-building news. Check out what we we’ve been reading this week.

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An innovative model for home ownership: Welcome to Framingham Village

African American home ownership is good for America. They key, however, is fair lending and high-quality housing

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Wealth gap widens, housing and foreclosure crisis to blame

A new study lays bare a disturbing effect of housing opportunity inequity: the wealth gap between black and white households in America is widening. The study, out of Brandeis University’s Institute on Assets and Social Policy (IASP), tracked Americans from … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Your pass to the latest research from the 2012 Housing Opportunity Convening

Thanks to the Poverty & Race Research Action Council, you can access research and presentations from the 2012 Housing Opportunity Convening. So, if you weren’t one of the lucky few invited to attend the event– hosted by the Ford Foundation, Open … Continue reading

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UPDATE: 2012 Housing Opportunity Convening and the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit

In late November, the Ford Foundation convened experts from three fields— civil rights, affordable housing, and community development— to share research and thoughts about securing housing opportunities for all Americans. Joe Recchie, of Praxia Partners, attended. “As we met on the … Continue reading

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Propelling progress: The latest on the 2012 Housing Opportunity Convening

Progress through collaboration Today, dozens of experts and leaders will convene in San Francisco to address this challenge: How do we secure housing opportunities for all Americans?

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Is fair housing a civil right?

Untangling the Tangled Web Is fair housing a civil right? The ACLU is suing Morgan Stanley for alleged violation of the Fair Housing Act, and in a recent article first published by Equal Justice Society, john powell, of Berkeley’s Haas … Continue reading

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