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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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The NAEH Issues Brief on Using ESG Program to Fund Rapid Re-Housing

The Alliance has published the first in a series of briefs that are meant to provide information on how to take advantage of federal programs to fund rapid re-housing.
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Homes Within Reach 2014: Presenter Resources

A selection of presenter submitted resources from Homes Within Reach 2014 presentations.

Regulated tent cities for homeless pondered but improbable in Pennsylvania

Most fair housing and homeless in Pennsylvania– and nationally– support a housing-first model.
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