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- Incentives for Urban Pioneers
by Peter Gagliardi, HAP, Inc.
In housing policy, one size does not fit all. State programs designed to retain affordable
housing stock in high-cost areas may inadvertently keep secondary cities from revitalizing.
- Family Caregiver: Balancing Home and Work
by Terry Lochhead, Northern New England LEADS Institute
To meet the growing need for home health-care workers, policymakers will have to find ways to
ensure that the jobs provide reasonable wages, good benefits, and a clear career path.
- Mapping New England: The Caregiver Crunch
by Julia Reade, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
The numbers of people over 85 are growing faster than the numbers of typical caregivers (women aged 25 to 44) and may mean a shortage of caregivers in some regions.
- Protecting Coastal Communities: Managing Change
by Zenia Kotval, Michigan State University, and John Mullin, University of Massachusetts
Careless coastal development is threatening a bulwark of New England’s economy and quality of life. The authors offer 30 years of research on techniques for permitting change without doing harm.
- Financing the Everyday Entrepreneur
by DeAnna Green, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Everyday entrepreneurs—people with very small businesses—are critical to local economies but often have trouble accessing capital. Now technical support is helping them overcome past barriers.
- Historic Preservation Meets Community Development
by Kennedy Lawson Smith, The Community Land Use and Economics Group
For years, community development and historic preservation operated in their own worlds. Today a
new awareness of common interests is enabling collaborations that produce benefits for all.
- Creating Opportunities
First Person with Josephine McNeil, Executive Director of CAN-DO
Helping families of low and moderate means find opportunities in high-cost areas requires special
tactics. Citizens for Affordable Housing in Newton Development Organization (CAN-DO) shows
it can be done.
- Building Vermonters' Credit
by Jim White, Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity, Inc.
Vermont's CASH Coalition, which helps low-income people build assets, is expanding outreach
activities to include more Free Credit Report Review Days, free tax preparation, and Earned Income
Tax Credit advice.
- Manufactured Housing and Resident-Owned Communities
by Cheryl A. Sessions, New Hampshire Community Loan Fund
Owners of manufactured homes who cooperatively purchase the park where they live are
discovering benefits such as increased value of homes, decreased maintenance costs, faster resale,
and willing lenders.
- New Life for Berlin, New Hampshire
by Katie Delahaye Paine, KDPaine & Partners
When a one-company town loses its one company, the future can look bleak. Fortunately for Berlin,
good communications infrastructure and lower costs are attracting businesses that might once have
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