Partners in Community and Economic Development

Partners in Community and Economic Development is a magazine specializing in Economic topics.

Articles from Vol. 18, No. 1, Summer

Atlanta Fed Partners in Events across the Region to Prevent Foreclosure: Housing Markets throughout the Sixth District Are Registering the Impact of the Foreclosure Crisis. Foreclosure Rates in Florida and Georgia Were among the Highest in the Countr Y in 2007, According to Realtytrac
In response, the Atlanta Fed is partnering with NeighborWorks America, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), local municipalities and local community partners in efforts to assist homeowners in the region who are facing foreclosure....
Economic Gardening Helps Communities Grow Their Own Jobs: "Economic Gardening" Is an Innovative, Entrepreneur-Based Development Strategy That Has Begun Gaining Attention Nationwide
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Often contrasted with "economic hunting" strategies that aim to recruit development opportunities from outside the community, economic gardening is designed to "grow your own" jobs through entrepreneurial activity within the...
Entrepreneurship and Economic Gardening in Georgia
The idea of economic gardening is gaining ground in Georgia. Like many other southern states, Georgia has traditionally relied on industry recruitment as the foundation for economic development. However, when Governor Sonny Perdue took office in 2002,...
Fellowship Program Builds Lasting Legacy in New Orleans: Successful Affordable Housing Ventures Are Most Often the Work of Seasoned Community Development Professionals Who Can Deftly Change Hats as Needed to See These Complex Undertakings to Completion
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Community development practitioners come from a variety of backgrounds: they may be community activists, planners, architects, bankers or public administrators. Because few professional certifications exist in this industry,...
Foreclosure Mitigation Work Continues
The news is full of discussion about today's real estate market, especially foreclosure trends. While most would agree that foreclosures are undesirable for displaced families and affected neighborhoods, many people oversimplify the complex realities...
Free Crisis Preparedness Video Available from the Atlanta Fed
The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta has produced a video program designed to help financial institutions and first responders like police, fire and other emergency assistance providers prepare for emergencies, including hurricanes, pandemics and floods....
Mitigating the Impact of Foreclosures on Neighborhoods
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] REMARKS BY FED GOVERNOR RANDALL S. KROSZNER Excerpts from the NeighborWorks America Symposium on Stabilizing Communities in the Wake of Foreclosure, Cincinnati, Ohio, May 7, 2008 This morning, I will provide an...
Nonprofits Ease South Florida's Foreclosure Woes: Although Two Percent of South Florida Households Are Now Facing Foreclosure-The Highest Proportion in the U.S.-The Success of Community-Based Consumer Education Programs Remains a Bright Spot
Evidence suggests that hundreds of first-time homeowners who received credit and homeownership counseling from community development corporations (CDCs) have floated above the tide of problems flooding the state's troubled real estate markets. Ramon...