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The Ingredients of Equitable Development Planning

Author: Alexander von Hoffman | March 11, 2019

Equitable development is a new form of community development and urban planning aimed at revitalizing disinvested communities and ensuring that all residents of urban places can shape urban development and benefit from economic growth in an equitable fashion....

Effects of the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) on Small Business Lending

Authors: Lei Ding, Hyojung Lee, Raphael Bostic | March 04, 2019

This study provides new evidence on the effectiveness of the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) on small business lending by focusing on a sample of neighborhoods with changed CRA eligibility status across the country because of an exogenous policy shock in 2013. ...

Mapping Over Two Decades of Neighborhood Change in the Boston Metropolitan Area

Authors: Alexander Hermann, David Luberoff, Daniel McCue, kerry-donahue | January 30, 2019

The cities, towns, and neighborhoods that together make up greater Boston have changed significantly in the last few decades. Between 1990 and 2016, the region has become more affluent and more ethnically and racially diverse. However, during this same period, increases in house prices and rents outpaced the growth in many residents’ incomes. Moreover, while many of these changes have occurred throughout the region, the pace and nature of change has been uneven across the region’s cities, towns and neighborhoods. As a result, like the nation as a whole, the region is also becoming increasingly unequal and marked by growing concentrations of poverty and affluence....

PRO Neighborhoods Progress Report 2018

Authors: Alexander von Hoffman, Matthew Arck | October 05, 2018

PRO Neighborhoods Progress Report 2018 presents an assessment of the program's first component, which awards funds to groups of CDFIs that collaborate to enhance social and economic opportunity for low- and moderate-income people and revitalize the distressed neighborhoods in which they live....

A Shared Future: The Interdependence of Housing and School Segregation

A Shared Future: The Interdependence of Housing and School Segregation

Author: Anurima Bhargava | July 06, 2018

This paper provides an overview of the ways in which "housing and education in America have long been inextricably and intricately linked."...

A Shared Future: The Social and Economic Value of Intentional Integration Programs in Oak Park, IL

A Shared Future: The Social and Economic Value of Intentional Integration Programs in Oak Park, IL

Author: J. Robert Breymaier | July 06, 2018

The paper is a detailed discussion of the Oak Park Regional Housing Center, which since 1972 has been working ensure that there is "meaningful and lasting racial diversity in Oak Park," a village of about 50,000 people located next to the West Side of Chicago. ...