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- Supportive Housing:
Combating Homelessness in Connecticut
by David Fink, Partnership
for Strong Communities
Cutting-edge programs address the growing recognition
that homeless individuals need more than shelter to
move back into the mainstream. Combining support services
with housing helps individuals and familiesand
saves money in the long run.
- Immigrant Homebuyers
and Economic Revitalization
by Marcia Hohn, Immigrant Learning Center
A new study in two Massachusetts cities suggests that
purchases of homes by immigrants are on the upswing
and may be helping to improve inner-city economies.
- Introduction to Islamic
by Umar F. Moghul, Esq., Murtha Cullina LLP
An increasing number of individuals and banks have become curious about Islamic finance and
how it is conducted in America.The author provides helpful background and tells where services
can be found in New England.
- New Hampshire's Working
by Ross Gittell, University
of New Hampshire, and Marjorie Smith, New Hampshire
Women's Policy Institute
A recent study dissects the reasons behind the lower
wages of women in New Hampshire and suggests how policies
that help women could also boost the state's economy.
- Connecticut through Katrina-Colored
by Douglas Hall, Ph.D, Connecticut Voices for Children
The wealthiest state in America has some of the country’s severest poverty. A new data analysis describes where Connecticut stands, what is being done, and what should be done.
- Mapping New England: Number of Businesses
Going Up (1998 to 2003)
by Ricardo Borgos, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
About 85 percent of all New England counties saw an increase in the number of business
establishments from 1998 to 2003. Most of the counties with loss were located in Vermont and
- Changing Minds
First Person with Gerald Chertavian,Year Up Executive Director
In 2000, a tech entrepreneur who dreamed of helping low-income young adults build solid
career paths founded a unique school. Since then he has been changing minds about what people
need to succeed.
- Barriers to Saving:
The Dilemma for Low-Income Families
by ZoŽ Neuberger and Robert Greenstein, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities,
and Peter Orszag, Brookings Institution
When the poor succeed in building up a few assets, they
often find themselves disqualified from badly needed
government programs. Confusing rules about IRAs and
401(k)s plus conflicting state regulations make retirement
saving particularly challenging.
- Inner Cities Offer Competitive
by Deirdre Coyle, Initiative
for a Competitive Inner City
More businesses are locating in inner cities, where
lower rents and proximity to suppliers, customers, and
willing workers are boosting the bottom line. Outside
investors who have not caught on will find this article
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