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Author:Hevener, Christy Chung 

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Alternative financial vehicles: rotating savings and credit associations (ROSCAs)

This paper describes how ROSCAs work and discusses the benefits that accrue to ROSCA participants and some of the costs they incur. Of particular interest is the introduction of a partial data set collected from a local ROSCA, which offers a glimpse of the capital costs ROSCA participants face and which could ultimately be contrasted with the capital costs faced by borrowers at mainstream financial institutions.
Community Affairs Discussion Paper , Paper 06-01

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The impact of housing rehabilitation on local neighborhoods: the case of St. Joseph's Carpenter Society

This paper presents the results of a Philadelphia Fed study that analyzes whether the community development efforts of a nonprofit in Camden, NJ, have an effect on local neighborhoods.
Community Affairs Discussion Paper , Paper 05-02

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Subprime lending over time: the role of race

Analyzes the racial gap in subprime mortgages over time. The study estimates a portion of the gap that cannot be attributed to such characteristics as income, credit score, loan amount, degree of documentation, denial rate, residence in a minority tract, and debt-to-income ratio. It concludes that the unexplained portion suggests that bias in mortgage lending cannot be ruled out.
Community Affairs Discussion Paper , Paper 10-02

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