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Revitalizing a community, one house at a time

The Sustainable Community Investment Fund raises home values in the wake of the foreclosure crisis. I spoke to Joe Recchie about what the Fund is working on in Eastmoor, a suburb of Columbus, Ohio

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This week in community development: 5/9/14

Every week, Praxia Partners shares important community-building news. This week, we have a special edition of the weekly news round-up that focuses on the mortgage crisis and the state of homeownership in the wake of the foreclosure crisis.

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Using eminent domain to protect homeowners

Richmond, California is considering using eminent domain to protect homeowners from banks. When eminent domain is in the news, it’s usually when the government takes private property and uses it for public purposes. In this case, however, Richmond officials hope to … Continue reading

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Attack of the zombie titles!

What happens when banks walk away from the foreclosure process? When banks decide not to pursue foreclosure, they often neglect to tell the party who’s most concerned– namely, the homeowner who may have already left her house and community.

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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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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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