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Community Development

Partners in Community and Economic Development
Vol. 17, No. 3, 2007

FEATURES

Connecting Volunteerism and Community Development

Addressing the Unique Needs of Homeless Seniors

Report to the Congress on Credit Scoring

Atlanta Fed Releases Video on Foreclosure Prevention

Shopping Plaza Sparks Renaissance in Florida Community

Navigating Around Financial Turbulence

"We Buy Ugly Houses": A Plus for Community Development?

Spotlight on the District—South Florida and Eastern Tennessee

Staff

 

homeless senior

Addressing the Unique Needs of Homeless Seniors
Homeless seniors represent a significant proportion of the chronically homeless—those who have been homeless for a long period of time and have disabilities such as mental illness, chronic substance abuse or physical disabilities. Housing with supportive services is widely considered a cost-effective approach to serving this population.



credit scoring graphic

Report to the Congress on Credit Scoring and Its Effects on the Availability and Affordability of Credit
In response to the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003 (Fact Act), the Federal Reserve Board took the lead in a study assessing the effects of credit scoring on credit markets.



foreclosed house

Atlanta Fed Releases Video on Foreclosure Prevention
The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and several contributing partners developed Foreclosure Prevention: Hope for Georgia's Homeowners, a video that identifies asset preservation options for homeowners and includes testimonials from consumers who faced foreclosure.



Sweetbay sign

Shopping Plaza Sparks Renaissance in Florida Community
The development of a shopping center plaza in a low-income community in Florida serves as an economic catalyst to attract other investors.



Dennis Lockhart

Navigating Around Financial Turbulence
This is an excerpt from the Atlanta Fed President's remarks at Middle Tennessee State University's Economic Outlook Conference.



empty house

'We Buy Ugly Houses': A Plus for Community Development?
Local leaders in Prichard, Alabama, partner with HomeVestors franchisee to tackle issues of blighted and dilapidated neighborhoods.