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Community Development

Partners in Community and Economic Development
Vol. 17, No. 2, 2007

FEATURES

Complexities of Community Development Finance

Transitioning Youth from Foster Care to Successful Adulthood

LouisianaSpeaks

Don't Bet the House

Is Bankruptcy Reform Legislation Working?

Predatory Lending and the Military

Free Tax Sites Generate Refunds for Nashville Families

Spotlight on the District—Alabama and Georgia

Staff

 

foster youth

Transitioning Youth from Foster Care to Successful Adulthood
Foster youth aging out of the system face many barriers that limit their opportunities for economic success. The Jim Casey Youth Opportunity Initiative illustrates a comprehensive strategy to engage community and business leaders in addressing this issue.



Louisiana renewal

LouisianaSpeaks
In the wake of hurricanes Katrina and Rita, thousands of Louisiana citizens take part in a unique regional planning process that is working to ensure their voices are heard in the rebuilding efforts.



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Don't Bet the House
Home mortgage foreclosures are at record levels across the country because of rising interest rates and declining home values. Emory law professor Frank Alexander gives advice to homeowners on how to stave off financial pitfalls.



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Is Bankruptcy Reform Legislation Working?
Changes to the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in 2005 yield mixed results in both the number of consumer filings by state and the effectiveness of its credit counseling
requirements.



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Predatory Lending and the Military
Effective October 1, a new law, the Warner Act, will protect servicemen and women and their families from predatory lending practices.



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Free Tax Sites Generate Refunds for Nashville Families
The Nashville Wealth Building Alliance is able to help thousands of families claim their federal tax refunds in 2006.