communities and banking

Low- and moderate-income issues in New England

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Summer 2016

Revitalizing America’s Small and Medium-Sized Legacy CitiesRevitalizing America’s Small and Medium-Sized Legacy Cities
by Lavea Brachman and Torey Hollingsworth
Greater Ohio Policy Center
The Many Benefits of Western Vermont’s HEAT Squad The Many Benefits of Western Vermont’s HEAT Squad
by Ludy Biddle
NeighborWorks of Western Vermont
The Economic Impacts of the US Ecological 
Restoration SectorThe Economic Impacts of the US Ecological Restoration Sector
by Sophie Kelmenson, Todd BenDor, and T. William Lester
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Letter from the Editor
by Francesca Forrest

Growing Inequality in Life Expectancy and Benefits for the Elderly
by Ronald Lee and Peter Orszag
The rich live longer than the poor—which means they receive more support from federal programs such as Social Security and Medicare.

Revitalizing America's Small and Medium-Sized Legacy Cities
by Lavea Brachman and Torey Hollingsworth, Greater Ohio Policy Center
Legacy cities that embrace strategies for resilience may reverse years of decline.

The Many Benefits of Western Vermont's HEAT Squad
by Ludy Biddle, NeighborWorks of Western Vermont
Making homes energy efficient not only saves money, it also improves health outcomes and stimulates the local economy.

Welcoming Immigrants and Refugees to Rhode Island
by Kathleen Cloutier, Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island
A 95-year-old nonprofit shifts the emphasis from struggle to triumph.

Reinventing Rural: Regional Rural Development in the Northern Forest
by Joe Short, Northern Forest Center
Sustainable forestry and recreational tourism are the new economic forces in the Northern Forest.

High School Internship Fundamentals
by Claire Greene, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
At High Tech High, the junior-year internship is a graduation requirement for all students.

Leveraging Technology to Boost Children's Savings Account (CSA) Programs
by Bahar Akman Imboden and Yiming Shuang, Inversant
Mobile and online technologies can help make college a possibility for low-income and minority families.

Addressing Early Childhood Expulsions in Maine
by Claire Berkowitz, Maine Children's Alliance
A study commission looks for solutions to the problem of young children being suspended and even expelled for disruptive behavior.

The Economic Impacts of the US Ecological Restoration Sector
by Sophie Kelmenson, Todd BenDor, and T. William Lester, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Government-mandated restoration work provides jobs and economic growth, often in low-income and rural areas.

How Collaboration Creates Opportunity in Connecticut
by Thomas Phillips, Capital Workforce Partners
A combination of workforce experts and private-sector and government organizations are helping bring low-literacy adults and disconnected youth into the workforce.

Mapping New England: Coronary Heart Disease Death Rates
by Amy Higgins, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Most New England counties meet the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion's 2020 target for heart disease reduction, but counties with higher poverty levels exceed the national average.