2014 CD Perspectives Report

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Visit FedCommunities.org neighborhood stabilization and revitalization, and much more. The site features an interactive search tool and allows users to sign up for notifications when new resources become available. How do current housing prices compare to a year ago? Housing Market Recovery in the Region assesses housing affordability in New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey based on income and location, from the state level down to New York City's boroughs. Additionally, the Community Development Data Dashboard allows users to view profiles of communities across eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, and the state of Delaware, including services available to those residents and data related to rental housing, the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act, and consumer credit. Addressing neighborhood stabilization and revital- ization challenges In 2013, CD staff convened experts on the reshaped roles of homeownership, rental housing, and large-scale investors in helping to stabilize housing markets. Check out presentations, video, and summaries from Renters, Homeowners, and Investors: The Changing Profile of Communities. Additionally, a 2013 audioconference, Transforming Communities through Creative Placemaking, provides links to presentations and articles such as "A New Face for an Old Broad," which focuses on a key area of Memphis, Tennessee, that is undergoing significant revitalization. Learn about the unique assets of and challenges facing Indian Country Fed researchers explored whether companies in Indian Country have access to surety bonds, insurance instruments that guarantee fulfillment of construction contracts. Read "The Impact of Surety Bonding on American Indian and Tribally Owned Contractors." Alternatively, learn about the efforts of the Passamaquoddy Tribe in Maine to become the state's largest supplier of maple syrup in a 2014 Central Premise blog entry. Interested in learning about how communities can respond to affordable housing needs in the midst of an oil and gas boom? Read a Reserve Bank article detailing how several city and county officials, developers, and financial institutions are working together to meet the need of workforce housing in a set of Texas communities. WANT TO LEARN MORE? 19

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