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  • Rural Housing Pushes Forward

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—The long-awaited bill to preserve affordable rural housing is still hung up in Congress.

  • Experts Review Progress, Future Goals for CRA

    In the mid-1970s, community activists learned that it was no coincidence that housing in many innercity areas that were undergoing a change in their ethnic makeup was deteriorating. 

  • CRA’s Anniversary: Much to Celebrate and Much Yet to Do

    As we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), we are grateful that CRA has generated an extraordinary increase in access to credit and capital for working class and minority communities

  • THE APOSTLE OF REHAB: Proving Preservation’s Power

    For John Pritscher, fighting social injustice was not the passing fancy of a young idealist. It was a life-long calling.

  • Capital Crisis Damages Affordable HousingDeals

    Rising interest rates have hurt some affordable housing deals as the rate of defaults on single-family home loans rises out of control and lenders tighten underwriting standards or turn away from many types of real estate.

  • Freddie Streamlines Acquisitions

    Freddie Mac recently rolled out a new streamlined acquisition - financing product aimed at new borrowers seeking acquisition loans of Freddie Mac-financed properties.

  • Looking Toward 2008

    The waves caused by a downturn in investor interest last fall may still be felt in the low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) market going into the next year.

  • THE BANKER: Banking on the Inner City

    When it comes to company tag lines, ShoreBank Corp.

  • THE APOSTLE OF REHAB: Proving Preservation’s Power

    For John Pritscher, fighting social injustice was not the passing fancy of a young idealist. It was a life-long calling.

  • THE STREET FIGHTER:Playing Hardball

    Gale Cincotta’s street-smart protest tactics were legendary among Chicago housing activists.