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Is the Urban Middle Neighborhood an Endangered Species? Multiple Challenges and Difficult Answers

This chapter looks directly at the challenges facing middle neighborhoods in legacy cities. As the title suggests?and as the entire thrust of this book suggests?those challenges are serious and complex. The author describes multidimensional challenges with demographic, physical, and economic factors interacting with and reinforcing one another.
Community Development Innovation Review , Issue 01 , Pages 046-062

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Using high-transparency banks to reconnect money and meaning

High-transparency banking is feasible and emerging. Public-interest accountability metrics can support a new crop of more trustworthy banks, highly-transparent as to their environmental and social impacts and corporate governance practices. To achieve scale, federal banking reform could include special charters and support for high-transparency banks, a new class of banks that develop and make publicly available the open technology standards needed to underwrite, incentivize and exchange transactions that produce positive environmental and social impacts.
Community Development Innovation Review , Issue 2 , Pages 18-29

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Catalyzing American retail investment in community development finance: What can we learn from other SRI success stories?

Community Development Innovation Review , Issue 01 , Pages 028-041

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CRA goes global: a good idea in the United States could use a makeover and a bigger audience

Community Development Innovation Review , Issue 01 , Pages 119-133

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Lenders’ property standards and energy efficiency: the vital link for affordable housing`

Energy efficiency is an important attribute of affordable housing. Whether housing is, in fact, affordable for an individual or family depends not only on the nominal rent or mortgage payment but also on expenses such as utility payments, transportation costs, and home maintenance. Even if the nominal rent or mortgage payment appears to be affordable, low efficiency housing can be expensive after accounting for energy expenses. Improving energy efficiency can reduce the total cost of housing, making housing more affordable for the occupant.
Community Development Innovation Review , Issue 01 , Pages 123-136

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Partners in Progress Case Study: Neighborhood Housing Services of South Florida

Neighborhood Housing Services of South Florida (NHSSF) proved the cross-silo approach in an especially compelling way: Its work in the 79th Street Corridor did not conform to any generally recognized neighborhood but instead spanned portions of five jurisdictions between two separate cities, Miami and Hialeah. Through patient engagement with justifiably skeptical, long-neglected residents of the corridor, and with all the different officials, NHSSF is on its way to bringing jobs, affordable housing, small-business services, and perhaps most importantly, a sense of hope and buy-in to the ...
Community Development Innovation Review , Issue 1 , Pages 143-152

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Case study from application to construction: Clearinghouse CDFI puts new markets tax credits to work

Two Community Development Financial Institutions share their stories of how they created CDEs and successfully applied to the CDFI Fund for NMTCs. Both financed innovative projects with their tax credits. In these two articles, they share their experiences and lessons learned in applying for and using tax credits to make community-enhancing investments.
Community Development Innovation Review , Issue 1 , Pages 37-42

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The Evolution and Future of the Healthy Communities Movement

Over the past four decades, the Healthy Communities movement has transformed traditional definitions and approaches to health. Philanthropic organizations, nonprofits, and government agencies?driven by the disconnect between health spending and health outcomes, the growing awareness of the importance of the social determinants of health, and the need to address poverty as a means of improving health?are leading efforts to ensure that good health is happening where we live, learn, work, and play. This article draws upon an environmental scan of 38 Healthy Communities demonstration programs and ...
Community Development Innovation Review , Issue 1 , Pages 081-092

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Making Performance-Based Contracting work for kids and families

Done right, performance-based contracting (PBC) offers a win-win-win to government, providers, and, most importantly, the people being served. Government spends funds more effectively, higher-quality providers thrive, and recipients get better services. Take Tennessee?s experience introducing PBC to its child welfare system. Significantly more children are exiting care to stable homes, providers deliver better outcomes and receive incentive payments to reinvest in strengthening their work, and the Department of Children?s Services (DCS) has kept its budget steady and is getting more bang for ...
Community Development Innovation Review , Issue 01 , Pages 139-145

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Hunting for data sources: how improving data can increase capital for emerging domestic markets

The data on emerging domestic markets are fragmented, non-standardized, and not widely accessible. One way to remedy this information gap would be to create a ?data consortium? that leverages existing resources and uses them to build an integrated database. Increasing the amount and quality of data available on EDM firms would provide opportunities for improved analysis, policymaking, capital flow, and product development.
Community Development Innovation Review , Issue 2 , Pages 16-33

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