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Resilience and Rebuilding for Low-Income Communities Conference
Papers, Presentations, and Videos

I. Plenary Sessions: People, Places, Using Data to Test and Tell, and Collaborating for the Future Roundtable

People

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Moderator: Ray Boshara, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Discussant: Jared Bernstein, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

"Why Did Young Families Lose So Much Wealth During the Crisis? The Role of Homeownership" PDF icon
William Emmons (presenter) and Bryan Noeth, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
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"Erasing the Advantage: Homeownership and the Impact of Financial Hardship on Health for Lower-Income Americans"PDF icon
Kim Manturuk, University of North Carolina Center for Community Capital
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"Assessing Financial Capability Outcomes: Financial Counseling and Financial Access among Job Training Participants" PDF icon
Nathalie Gons (presenter), Office of Financial Empowerment, New York City Department of Consumer Affairs, Kasey Wiedrich, Corporation for Enterprise Development, J. Michael Collins and Nicole Truog, University of Wisconsin–Madison Center for Financial Security
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Places

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Moderator: Alfreda Norman, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Discussant: Joseph B. McNeely, Central Baltimore Partnership

"Metropolitan Resilience, Precarious Housing, and the Durable State of Concentrated Poverty" PDF icon
Rolf Pendall (presenter), Brett Theodos, Kait Franks, and Rebecca Grace, Urban Institute
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"Neighborhood Stability and Neighborhood Change: A Study of Housing Unit Turnover in Low-Income Neighborhoods" PDF icon
Brett Theodos (presenter), Urban Institute, Claudia Coulton, Case Western Reserve University, and Rob Pitingolo, Urban Institute
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"Wal-Mart Moves Downtown: Implications of the Changing Retail Landscape for Low-Income Communities" PDF icon
Jenny Schuetz, University of Southern California
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Using Data to Test and Tell

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Moderator: Theresa Singleton, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
Discussant: David E. Altig, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

"Creating the Sustainable Communities Indicator Catalog" PDF icon
Eugenie L. Birch (presenter), Stuart Andreason, Amy Lynch, and Simon Mosbah, University of Pennsylvania
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"CWICstats: A Collaborative Model to Address the Research and Data Needs of Local Workforce Development Policymakers" PDF icon
Elizabeth Weigensberg, Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago
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"Measuring the Impact of Clustered Housing Investment under the Federal Neighborhood Stabilization Program" PDF icon
Ira Goldstein (presenter), Maggie McCullough, Katie Nelson, and Scott Haag, The Reinvestment Fund
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"Mapping Social Vulnerability to Enhance Housing and Neighborhood Resilience" PDF icon
Shannon Van Zandt (presenter), Walter Gillis Peacock, Texas A&M University, Dustin Henry, City of Galveston, Himanshu Grover, State University of New York–Buffalo, and Wesley Highfield, Texas A&M University–Galveston
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"How to Build Community Resilience: Four Case Studies from Post-Katrina Mississippi" PDF icon
Ann Carpenter, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
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Collaborating for the Future Roundtable

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Moderator: David Erickson, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Facilitator: Mark Pinsky, Opportunity Finance Network

Panelists:
Robert McNulty, Partners for Livable Communities
James Marks, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Rachel Schneider, Center for Financial Services Innovation
Nicole Smith, Georgetown University

II. Concurrent Sessions: Human Capital and Jobs, Housing, Rural Issues, and Small Business

Human Capital and Jobs Session Summary

Moderator: Steven Shepelwich, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
Discussant: Aaron R. Fichtner, New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development

"We Got More Educated, We Are Better Off...Right?" PDF icon
Stuart Andreason, University of Pennsylvania
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"Job Creation for the Disadvantaged: A Review of State and Local Efforts" PDF icon
Karen Chapple (presenter), University of California, Berkeley and Bob Giloth, Annie E. Casey Foundation
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"The Impact of Bus Transit on Employee Turnover: Evidence from Quasi-Experimental Samples" PDF icon
Dagney Faulk (presenter) and Michael Hicks, Ball State University
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Housing Session Summary

Moderator: Paul E. Kaboth, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
Discussant: Alexander Chen, University of Maryland

"Housing Vouchers and the Price of Rental Housing" PDF icon
Amanda Ross (presenter), West Virginia University and Michael Eriksen, University of Georgia
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"The Benefits of Pre-Purchase Homeownership Counseling" PDF icon
Hoa Nguyen (presenter), Peter Zorn, and Gabriela Avila, Freddie Mac
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"The Social Impact of Home Rehabilitation in Low-Income Neighborhoods" PDF icon
Erin Graves, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
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Rural Issues Session Summary

Moderator: Richard Todd, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
Discussant: Chuck Hassebrook, Center for Rural Affairs

"Persistent Poverty in Rural America: Identifying the Nexus Between Land Tenure, Homeownership, and Long-Term Poverty"PDF icon
Lance George, Housing Assistance Council
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"A Reassessment of the Social and Economic Benefits of Rural Schools on Local Communities: The Case of New York State"PDF icon
John W. Sipple (presenter), Cornell University, Sutee Anantsuksomsri, Cornell University, Nij Tontisirin, Cornell University, and Joe Francis, Cornell University
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"Information Externalities and Small Business Lending by Banks: A Comparison of Urban and Rural Counties in the U.S." PDF icon
Stephan Weiler (presenter), Colorado State University, Ronnie Phillips, Colorado State University, and Natalia Kravchenko, Philip Morris International
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"Broadband Internet in Rural and Minority Households: Adoption and Use of the Internet and Its Implications" PDF icon
Peter Stenberg, Economic Research Service


Small Business Session Summary

Moderator: Kausar Hamdani, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Discussant: Roberto E. Barragan, Valley Economic Development Center

"Navigating Uncertainty and Growing Jobs: Considering Small Employer Firm Resilience During Challenging Economic Times" PDF icon offsite icon
Jean Horstman (presenter), Interise, Colleen Kamen, independent researcher, Christopher Behrer, independent researcher and New Sector Alliance Summer Fellow, Manjari Raman, Harvard Business School, Peter Russo, Boston University School of Management
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"Peer-to-Peer Lending to Small Businesses" PDF icon
Traci Mach (presenter), Cailin Slattery and Courtney Carter, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
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"Loan Availability among Small Businesses Operating in Urban Minority Communities" PDF icon
Timothy Bates (presenter), Wayne State University, and Alicia Robb, Kauffman Foundation
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"Community-Based Asset Building: The Role Played by Credit Unions, Cooperatives and other Community-Based Businesses" PDF icon
Jessica Gordon Nembhard, John Jay College, City University of New York
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