Supporting the Resilience of America’s Immigrant Communities

A new LISC white paper examines the ways current federal immigration policy is affecting immigrant residents across the country, and how our nonprofit partners are responding to these challenges and stepping up to meet the needs of immigrants and their families.

Did States Maximize Their Opportunity Zone Selections?

An analysis of the Opportunity Zone designations from Urban Institute dives into the incentive that could become the nation’s largest economic development “program,”. The analysis considers whether states maximized their Opportunity Zone selections after the final deadline for governors to select which census tracts should be classified as Opportunity Zones.

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LISC Housing Market Index 2010: Summary and Analysis

Policymakers and researchers generally agree that the most effective approaches to neighborhood stabilization are those keyed to market conditions. But despite this agreement, there are few tools available to do this kind of market diagnosis. To help remedy this deficit, LISC researchers have constructed a prototype index of market strength. This index holds considerable promise as a single and transparent market indicator that draws on Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) data, which are readily-obtainable and available at the neighborhood level. The index is comprised of separate indicators of mortgage transaction velocity for owner-occupants and investors, the percent of purchases by owners, the percentage of high cost loans, and median value of all neighborhoods‟ mortgages relative to those in all low-income neighborhoods area-wide.