Tag Archives: homeownership

The changing face of Richmond, CA

As the University of California, Berkeley contemplates large-scale master planning and development of the Berkeley Global Campus at Richmond, both the University and Richmond are poised for unprecedented growth. The city is one of the last affordable communities in the … Continue reading

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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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6 steps toward equal economic opportunity

It’s one of the greatest conundrums of our times– How can we shrink economic inequality? john powell of UC Berkeley’s Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society shares his insights.

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Protecting homeowners with eminent domain

Last year, we shared Richmond, California’s innovative approach to quelling its foreclosure crisis: using eminent domain to protect homeowners from banks. The concept has since been backed by UC Berkeley’s Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society and attracted the interest … Continue reading

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Keeping the American dream within reach

The wealth gap is becoming a wealth chasm. How do homeownership opportunities contribute to economic equity? Plus, we share updates on banks’ settlements. 

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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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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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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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