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Land bank to open for business, but houses wanted

What the land bank has to offer will largely depend on the political will of district Council members.
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New state law closes loophole for rental code violations

The state is making it easier to crack down on absentee owners.
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We can end homelessness

Ending homelessness within reach by funding the state housing trust fund.
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New lending guidelines target first-time homebuyers

The new standards will allow mortgage lenders to be more flexible with borrowers who have blemishes on their credit for one-time events.
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On the House: Manual offers tips on transforming vacant properties

The Philadelphia Inquirer's Alan Heavens calls out Blight to Bright as a tool that offers communities and neighborhoods a way of turning vacant properties to productive use.
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The effectiveness of pre-purchase homeownership counseling and financial management skills

A notable study is notable because they were able to perform it using random assignment and control groups.
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