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Resources on preventing foreclosures & stabilizing communities -- Available through HousingPolicy.org
Across the country, states and localities are engaged in an expedited process to determine how to allocate nearly $4 billion that the federal government is providing to help stabilize the communities that have been hardest hit by the mortgage foreclosure crisis. Decisions about how to use these funds, distributed by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development through the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP), need to be made quickly: Initial Action Plans are due by December 1, 2008, and all money must be obligated for use on a specific project within 18 months of receipt.
Overview - A brief introduction to the data included in the spreadsheet and how they can be used.
- Table 1. LISC's Foreclosure Needs Scores for CDBG jurisdictions within each state, along with data on individual components that make up the score.
- Table 2. Data that help states estimate the share of need among communities that fall outside formal CDBG jurisdiction limits.
- Data Definitions. Descriptions of the data shown in each column of Table 1.
- Appendix A. A list of the small number of changes in CDBG jurisdiction boundaries that have taken place since 2005. The data we have provided do not reflect these changes.
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