Another Strategy to Revive the Faded Dream of Homeownership

ACORN Affordability Financial Justice Housing Investments Memphis Milwaukee

            New Orleans      The US government says that in 2023, through various intermediaries, they will insure mortgages as up to one-million-dollars for the first time.  Wow, that’s a big number, way out of reach for most of our neighborhoods!  In low-and-moderate communities the issues are insuring mortgages, accessing loans, soaring interest rates, stringent deposit …

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School-Violence-Poverty Index Might Unlock Opportunity Bargains

Community Development Housing Poverty Race

              Pearl River     I approach so-called “opportunity indexes” with a heavy dose of skepticism, largely because I worry about an urban strategy that dilutes concern for the whole community by carving out islands for special treatment.  This has been the bane of community development corporations, focusing on specific neighborhoods or areas, and, despite attracting …

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