Section Highlights

Applied Research

Here you will find recent reports on foreclosure trends and solutions from NeighborWorks' Applied Research Division; studies conducted in conjunction with fellows from the Edward M. Gramlich Fellowship in Community and Economic Development, a summer opportunity for Harvard University students offered by NeighborWorks America and Harvard's Joint Center for Housing Studies; and research conducted in coordination with housing research experts in other organizations.

A more comprehensive list of NeighborWorks America's research can be found in the reports and studies section.

 
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(Re)vitalizing Inner-City Neighborhood Business Districts: An Assessment and Strategy Framework for Integrated Microbusiness and Real Estate Development by Nonprofits
by Jeffrey Morgan, Edward M. Gramlich Fellowship in Community and Economic Development. Published by Neighborworks America and the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University (November 2011)

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Challenges and Changes in Community-Based Lending for Homeownership
by Abigail Pound, Edward M. Gramlich Fellowship in Community and Economic Development. Published by NeighborWorks America and the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University (February 2011)

   
» Information-Driven Housing: How information can change the housing market and drive sustainability through consumer demand
by Eduardo Berlin, Edward M. Gramlich Fellowship in Community and Economic Development. Published by NeighborWorks America and the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University (October 2010)
   
» Organizational Capital: A New Approach to Nonprofit Lending
by Rose Lindsay Finkenstaedt, Edward M. Gramlich Fellowship in Community and Economic Development. Published by NeighborWorks America and Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. (December 2009)
   
» Landscapes of Foreclosure: The Foreclosure Crisis in Rural America
by Adam Wodka, Edward M. Gramlich Fellowship in Community and Economic Development. Published by NeighborWorks America and Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. (November 2009)
   
» Stabilizing Neighborhoods Impacted by Concentrated Foreclosures: Scattered-Site Rental Housing Challenges and Opportunities
by Ivan Levi, Edward M. Gramlich Fellowship in Community and Economic Development. Published by NeighborWorks America and Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. (October 2009)
   
» Comparative Study: Cost Benefits of Resident Services on Select Categories of Property Operations
Published by NeighborWorks America and Community Housing Partners. This study compiles credible documentation relating to the notion that affordable family housing may achieve cost savings by offering resident services. (April 2009)
   
» Nonprofit Strategies for 1- to 4-Unit REO Properties: An Analytical Framework
by Daniel Fleischman, Edward M. Gramlich Fellowship in Community and Economic Development. Published by NeighborWorks America and Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. (February 2009)
   
» Long-Term Affordable Housing Strategies in Hot Housing Markets
by Jesse Mintz-Roth, Fellowship Program for Emerging Leaders in Community and Economic Development. Published by NeighborWorks America and Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. (May 2008)
   
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The Use of Social Capital in Borrower Decision-Making
by Cassi L. Pittman, Fellowship Program for Emerging Leaders in Community and Economic Development. Published by NeighborWorks America and Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. (February 2008)

   
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» Seven Strategies for Successfully Marketing and Stabilizing the Occupancy of Mixed-Income/Mixed-Race Properties - Summary Report
Frances Ferguson, Director of NeighborWorks Multifamily Initiative. Study conducted by Abt Associates and Viva Consulting. (June 2006)
 
A NeighborWorks America study of successful management and marketing practices for properties serving mixed- to low-income families, while maintaining a positive cashflow in operation of the properties. The report is based upon the following eight case studies of mixed-income developments, and describes seven strategies used in these properties to stabilize and maintain high occupancy rates with healthy operating budgets and profitability, extracting the common management, marketing and occupancy strategies among them.
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» Innovations in Manufactured Housing Six Case Studies in Affordable Manufactured Housing Development
by Allegra Calder. (February 2006)
 
» Resident Success in Economically Integrated, Socially Diverse Housing.
Community Builders, Inc, January 2006.
 
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Home Value Protection: Final Report

  by NeighborWorks America and Home HeadQuarters, Inc. (December 2005)
 
 


 

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