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Community Development

Partners in Community and Economic Development
Vol. 19, No. 1, 2009
FEATURES

Steering Clear of Foreclosure Prevention Scams

Gearing Up for Green Jobs: What Can We Expect?

More than Their Share

Looking Beyond Foreclosures

Transportation Costs Tip the Affordable Housing Equation

USDA Program Opens Doors for Rural Homebuyers

The Rough Road to Rebuilding

Spotlight on the District–Mississippi: Growing a Greener Mississippi

Spotlight on the District–Georgia: New Life for Foreclosed Properties

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Gearing Up for Green Jobs: What Can We Expect?
New "green" jobs are an important piece of the nation's economic recovery strategy. But to make the most of their potential to boost employment, policymakers and planners will need good systems to anticipate demand, create educational infrastructure and monitor programs that provide opportunities.

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More than Their Share: Property Taxes in Atlanta Neighborhoods Hardest Hit by Foreclosure
Property taxes often fail to reflect the shrinking value of homes in neighborhoods heavily affected by foreclosures. Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership is working to remedy disparities.

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Looking Beyond Foreclosures: Part 1
The mortgage crisis is changing the character of housing finance, with several important implications for affordable and fair housing policy and practice.

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Transportation Costs Tip the Affordable Housing Equation
The cost of transportation is a critical factor in deciding whether housing is truly affordable. The "Housing and Transportation Affordability Index" dispels some assumptions about the cost of commuting.

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USDA Program Opens Doors for Rural Homebuyers
In the wake of the subprime mortgage crisis, rural homebuyers who need help with down payments or have less-than-perfect credit are turning increasingly to the USDA's Guaranteed Loan Program for assistance.

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The Rough Road to Rebuilding
Interview with Milton Bailey, President of Louisiana Housing Finance Agency.