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Racial Bias in Home Appraisals

 
 

Entrepreneur, Venroy July, is Building Black Wall Street in Baltimore

 
 

In DC’s Langdon Neighborhood, a Blighted Apartment Complex Gets a Fresh Start

 
 

Barriers to Homeownership

 
 
News April 2022

Atlanta Transaction Shows Value of Using NMTCs to Increase Homeownership

This article first appeared in the April 2022 issue of the Novogradac Journal of Tax Credits.

 
 
News March 23, 2022

Biden-Harris Administration Releases Action Plan to Address Racial and Ethnic Bias in Home Valuations

 
 

Waverly Hall

 
 

North Central Workforce Homeownership

 
 

Mamie Nichols Townhomes

 
 

Supporting Pennsylvania’s Homeowners

 
 

Evidence-Based Policy Making

An analysis of six strategies to stabilize neighborhoods, this report examines policy interventions used to stabilize or revitalize housing markets in low- and middle-income neighborhoods.

 
 

Backyard ATL

 
 

Empowering Women through Investment 

 
 

Thrive Sweet Auburn

 
 

13th and Savannah Apartments

 
 

Spring Garden Lending

 
 

Scattered Housing – Shift Capital

 
 

Blanche Center

 
 

Wyncove Apartments

 
 

Freedom Heights

 
 

Rethinking Housing Policy

 
 

Mount Vernon Manor

 
 

Job’s Cafe at Findlay Market

 
 

St. Joseph’s Carpenter Society

 
 

ShopRite of Howard Park

 
 

Shelterhouse: David & Rebecca Barron Center for Men

 
 

Partnering for Family Success

 
 

New Barclay Homes

 
 

Market Value Analysis: Philadelphia

 
 

Market Value Analysis: New Orleans

 
 

Market Value Analysis: Baltimore

 
 

Eastern Shore Conservation Center

 
 

Mortgage Lending in Philadelphia Key Take-Aways from the 2020 Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Data Release

The release of 2020 Home Mortgage Disclosure Act data provide an opportunity to look at the local mortgage lending environment – trends in loan volume, the kinds of loans being made, where loans are made, how efficiently different groups can access credit, and how key features of originated mortgages vary across different racial groups in Philadelphia.

 
 

Buford Manlove Manor

 
 
Impact Story November 4, 2021

60th Street Commercial Corridor

 
 
Impact Story November 4, 2021

Alphabet City Cultural Center

 
 

Project Welcome Home

 
 

Words from the Field: Practitioner Perspectives on Eviction Process Improvements in Philadelphia

Since April 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic and the evictions moratorium have drastically reduced Landlord-Tenant court activity, allowing Philadelphia renters to stay in their homes during a period when an eviction would subject them to risk of contracting and spreading the virus.

 
 

An “All-Out” Effort to Achieve Desegregation and Equality of Opportunity: Assessment of Fair Housing 2.0

Fair housing law is an essential tool to achieving racial and economic integration and realizing the attendant benefits for all types of communities. This brief draws on structured interviews conducted by Reinvestment Fund and the University of Pennsylvania with former officials at the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), local housing officials in New Orleans, Houston, Kansas City (MO), Indianapolis, and Philadelphia, and fair housing experts and advocates.

 
 

ANDP NMTC-Funded Homeownership

 
 

Evictions in Philadelphia: Race (and Place) Matters

Reinvestment Fund’s research report provides new insight into how many Black and Hispanic renters in Philadelphia face an eviction filing compared to other racial and ethnic groups. While previous research has documented the persistent, statistically significant effect of Census tract-level racial composition on filing volume, this is the first look at the racial and ethnic characteristics of the universe of residential eviction defendants.

 
 

Jumpstart

 
 

City Arts

 
 

How Data and Market Analytics Support Strategic Code Enforcement; Mt Vernon, NY

In 2019, the city of Mount Vernon partnered with the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Tolemi, and Reinvestment Fund through the Cities for Responsible Investment and Strategic Enforcement initiative (Cities RISE) to begin implementing a strategic code enforcement system guided by robust data and market analytics.

 
 

Understanding 21st Century Gaps in Homeownership Between White and non-White Households in Pennsylvania

In 2019 Policy Solutions partnered with Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) to conduct a study of historical patterns of homeownership rates for different racial/ethnic groups throughout the 21st century. The study findings highlight the ongoing persistence of gaps in White and non-White homeownership throughout Pennsylvania.

 
 

Cleveland Tax Abatement Study

Reinvestment Fund completed a study of the City of Cleveland’s residential tax abatement program. The study examined 15 years of abatement activity to identify patterns of where abatement activity has been most concentrated, to understand the fiscal impacts the abatement has had on local tax revenues, and to identify opportunities to update the program in response to contemporary market conditions in the city.

 
 

Putting Housing First 

 
 

Resolving Landlord-Tenant Disputes: An Analysis of Judgments by Agreement in Philadelphia’s Eviction Process

In this Brief, Reinvestment Fund reviews the learnings from an analysis of JBAs as well as interviews with tenants and landlords (and their respective attorneys) and court observation.