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Recovering from base closings: on the road to recovery: military bases get a facelift

Although some challenges facing communities affected by base closures are unique to each situation, successful redevelopment strategies share three critical features: partnerships; creativity and flexibility; and persistence. The author considers several cases in New England.
Communities and Banking , Issue Spr , Pages 28-31

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The impact of immigration raids on children

A study into immigration raids? effect on children produced numerous recommendations, many of which were adopted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Among the recommendations: granting arrestees access to intermediaries to inquire about children; improving telephone access; and not moving parents far away.
Communities and Banking , Issue Sum , Pages 10-12

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Productive partnerships: a progress report of insurance industry investors

Life and property and casualty insurers have been formally acting as community economic developers since legislation passed in 1998. Andrea Luquetta of the Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations summarizes a report documenting their progress to date.
Communities and Banking , Issue Fall , Pages 10-13

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Reviving downtown New England: Westfield, Massachusetts brownfields project

Westfield not only looks like other small New England cities, it also shares many of their challenges. Westfield also contains a brownfield site, this one in the middle of its downtown commercial district.
Communities and Banking , Issue Fall , Pages 9

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The foreclosure legacy

Rhode Island, the smallest state in the Union, with 39 municipalities and only 1 million residents, became New England?s poster child for the residential foreclosure crisis. How that came about and what can be done to prevent it in the future is a critical public policy question for the Ocean State.
Communities and Banking , Issue Winter , Pages 4-6

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Helping the poor accumulate assets

Having assets (a bank account, a car, an insured home, a good credit rating) does more than help families weather a crisis. It can move them out of poverty permanently, with benefits to individuals, government, corporations, and society as a whole.
Communities and Banking , Issue Win , Pages 20-23

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The American Dream Demonstration: IDA program outcomes

The American Dream Demonstration, the largest collection of individual development account programs ever undertaken in the United States, has encouraging evidence that the poor can save. Could this be the future of asset development?
Communities and Banking , Issue Win , Pages 7-9

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Improving low-income policies in tight fiscal times

Iris Lav and John Springer of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities provide information to help groups concerned with low-income families understand how they might best participate in state policy debates.
Communities and Banking , Issue Sum , Pages 14-17

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Lenders and third-party brokers: perspectives on credit scoring and fair mortgage lending: article three in a five-part series

The rise of predatory lending practices has put increasing pressure on lenders to oversee the practices of their third-party mortgage brokers. A lawyer, regulator, consumer advocate, and retired Department of Justice counselor share their perspectives on the subject.
Communities and Banking , Issue Win , Pages 17-23

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Building materials cooperatives in New England

Low- and moderate-income (LMI) homeowners in New England often find it difficult to repair their homes due to the high cost of building materials. Kathleen Gill highlights how the emerging building materials cooperatives work to offer LMI homeowners discounted building materials, appliances, and supplies, while also keeping unwanted construction products from clogging up landfills.
Communities and Banking , Issue Win , Pages 18-21

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