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Monthly Archives: October 2009

Nehemiah Update

NPR’s Morning Edition catches up with the Nehemiah program in light of the 2009 mortgage crisis; their foreclosure rates are very low. Homeowner personal finance education and strict lending requirements are what worked.

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Townscape: The New Landscape of New York City

The New York City Partnership was created in the 1980’s to try to patch together some of the neighborhoods that had been abandoned in the 1970’s. Their plan was to inject the areas with middle-income residents in homes of their own, who would maintain their own blocks, attract new merchants to the neighborhood, and fill some of the “granny tooth” holes of vacant land between stable building left in parts of the South Bronx and East Brooklyn.

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