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Innovative Ways to Finance Workforce Development
04/26/2016 - In the wake of declining federal funding, how can workforce development programs attract new capital? A new discussion paper probes potential new funding models.

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Understanding Heirs' Properties in the Southeast
04/19/2016 - Heirs' properties are parcels of land inherited by descendants of a previous owner who did not leave a will. This type of ownership is widespread in the Southeast and disproportionately found in low-income ethnic and racial minority families. This article examines the social and economic issues associated with these properties.

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Putting a Human Face on Eviction
04/07/2016 - What's behind the increasing rate of tenant evictions across the country? Harvard's Matthew Desmond, author of Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, discussed the lack of affordable housing and shared haunting personal stories from his book at a recent Atlanta Fed event. Learn more in this article.

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Data Tools for Dynamic Communities
03/17/2016 - Mapping and data visualization tools can have significant applications in the community and economic development field. This article examines two tools that help evaluate housing and transportation costs.

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Participate in Webinar on Evidence-Based Practices
03/17/2016 - The March 22 webinar will address how to build evidence-based workforce development practice using case studies from initiatives in New York City and Chicago. Register to participate in the March 22 event, find details in this article.

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Characteristics of Negative Equity in Southeastern Neighborhoods
03/10/2016 - Housing has rebounded in some parts of the country, but cities like Atlanta and Jacksonville still have a number of homes underwater, or worth less than the mortgage owed. This article previews a discussion paper on the factors associated with negative equity in the region.