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Fair Credit/Fair Housing

2015Civic EngagementFair Credit/Fair HousingOpportunity Communities

Housing in the Hilltop

Download Creating a baseline typology to guide investment (preliminary findings). Through our work with communities for over a decade, Kirwan has come to understand that creating communities of opportunity that support the success of residents depends on a myriad of factors. Stable and affordable housing must be combined with access to decent, stable jobs. Access … Continue reading »

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2014EmploymentFair Credit/Fair HousingOpportunity Communities

Strengthening the Pine Ridge Economy: A Regional Equity and Opportunity Assessment

Download The Pine Ridge reservation sits within a broader regional economic context, whose primary sectors include tourism, agriculture, manufacturing, and retail. The Pine Ridge Reservation and the Rapid City Metropolitan area are interdependent economies that, to date, channel many economic benefits off-reservation. This Equity and Opportunity Assessment identifies key strategies to create greater vibrancy and … Continue reading »

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2014Fair Credit/Fair Housing

Implementing the Fair Housing and Equity Assessment: Advancing Opportunity Through the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit

Download The Fair Housing Equity Assessment (FHEA) represents a new opportunity for regional and local agencies to be more strategic with their resources to advance goals of investing in high-poverty communities while ensuring that more low-income people and families have expanded mobility to neighborhoods of high opportunity. Achieving these goals at a regional scale will … Continue reading »

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2013Fair Credit/Fair Housing

Making the Mortgage Market Work for America’s Families

Download Report The Kirwan Institute was one of many primary researchers and drafters of this Center for American Progress and National Council of La Raza Report. America’s housing-finance system stands at a crossroads. We can restructure the mortgage-finance system to restore balance to the housing market and provide credit to a broad and diverse population, … Continue reading »

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2011Fair Credit/Fair Housing

Opportunity and Location in Federally Subsidized Housing Programs

Download or View The Full Report This paper is intended to present a civil rights perspective on the federal policy discussion currently underway seeking to harmonize various subsidized housing development rules across the three agencies that sponsor low income housing (HUD, the Treasury Department, and the Department of Agriculture). This “compliance harmonization” initiative has so … Continue reading »

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