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First-time homebuyer assistance

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MANUFACTURED HOME COMMUNITIES IN CALIFORNIA: Policy Snapshot CFED & NCLC

The policy environment in California is highly favorable for manufactured housing. Homeowners’ rights in California manufactured home communities are protected by a series of strong statutes. In addition, many state programs exist that…

 
MANUFACTURED HOME COMMUNITIES IN MINNESOTA: Policy Snapshot CFED & NCLC

Overall, Minnesota has a strong policy infrastructure around protections for homeowners living in manufactured home communities. However, there is plenty of room for improvement in policies that govern how manufactured homes are titled,…

 
Texas Policy Snapshot CFED & NCLC

The policy environment in Texas is not as supportive of manufactured housing as it could be. The state lacks a number of important protections for homeowners living in manufactured home communities. There are no state-level policies that…
 

Fact File: Homeownership Is Still Out of Reach for Millions of Households CFED
Homeownership has long been the leading source of household wealth in the U.S. However, the most recent housing crash stripped many Americans of much of their wealth, as home values plummeted and millions of homes went into foreclosure. These…
 
California Policy Snapshot NCLC
This policy snapshot reviews state and local policies that affect homeowners, home buyers, nonprofit dealers and others with a stake in manufactured housing.
 
2012 Assets Learning Conference CFED
The 2012 Assets Learning Conference was the largest and most successful convening of the asset-building field yet.

By visiting the 2012 ALC website, you'll find all our conference highlights, including session presentations, YouTube…

 
2012 Assets & Opportunity Scorecard CFED
The Assets & Opportunity Scorecard offers the most comprehensive look available at Americans’ financial security today and their opportunities to create a more prosperous future. The Scorecard explores how well residents are faring in the 50…
 
2012 Assets & Opportunity Scorecard: A Portrait of Financial Insecurity and Policies to Rebuild Prosperity in America CFED
The 2012 Assets & Opportunity Scorecard paints a bleak picture of rising asset poverty and diminishing financial security of Americans. Without intervention, the nation is headed toward even greater disparities in income, wealth and…
 
Bringing it All Home: USDA Programs for Manufactured Homes and Communities CFED
We had more than 220 viewers join us for this webinar about the importance of core USDA Rural Development grant and loan programs for manufactured housing development and community preservation. …
 
Ten-Year Impacts of Individual Development Accounts on Homeownership: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Washington University in St. Louis; Brookings Foundation
This paper presents evidence from a randomized field experiment to evaluate the longterm impact of an incentive for household saving. We examine the effect on homeownership of an Individual Development Account (IDA) program which ran from…
 
Household Financial Security Framework CFED

CFED created the Household Financial Security Framework to illustrate – from a household’s perspective – what it really takes to build financial security over time. Individuals must first
 

2010 Assets Learning Conference CFED
From September 22-24, nearly 1,100 people descended on Washington, DC, to help propel the assets movement at its moment and the robust discussions that took place are sure to bring our field to the next level of scale and impact. We couldn’t…
 
Recent Progress on the 12 Scorecard Policy Priorities CFED
The 2009-2010 Assets & Opportunity Scorecard is a comprehensive look at wealth, poverty and the financial security of families. It assesses the 50 states and the District of Columbia on 92 outcome and policy measures, which describe how well…
 
Weathering the Storm: Have IDAs Helped Low-Income Homeowners Avoid Foreclosure? CFED, The Urban Institute
Homeownership has always been an essential ingredient in the American dream and is one of the most important means by which low-income and minority households can build wealth. But as we know all too well from recent years, homeownership is…
 
Policy Innovation Brief: Shared Equity Homeownership CFED
CFED highlights shared-equity homeownership as a way for low-income families to become homeowners and at the same time maintain home affordability for future homebuyers in this policy innovation brief.
 
2008 Assets Learning Conference CFED
Nearly 1,200 people from the public, private and…
 

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