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Startup Success Stories Built On Research at OSU
Business startups reared on research at Oregon State University (OSU) assemble at the school's Linus Pauling Science Center with success stories to tell the Corvallis Economic Development Commission...more

Ohio Leaders Make Effort to Improve Police-Community Ties
In the wake of the recent police-involved shootings, Ohio officials announced to establish a new task force to boost the relationship between police and communities. State Sen. Nina Turner and...more

A Pragmatic Plan for Housing Finance Reform
Entitled "A Pragmatic Plan for Housing Finance Reform", the authors of the paper communicate the basic principles of a new housing finance system. This new, practical housing finance reform plan...more

Study Finds Low-Income Neighborhoods Most Likely to Care about Their Communities
A University of Missouri study called "Which Factor has More Impact? An Examination of the Effects of Income Level, Perceived Neighborhood Disorder, and Crime on Community Care and Vigilance Among...more

Greene County to Modify Community Development Block Grant Program
Greene County officials recently stated that they will submit a proposal to the state Department of Community and Economic Development to redirect the county's Community Development Block Grant...more

The CDFI Fund: 20 Years of Creating Opportunities and Uplifting Communities
The Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) has been tackling and solving the economic needs of low-income communities for two decades. In celebrating its 20 years of helping...more

New Generation of Social Entrepreneurs Changes Lives In America
Many young innovators trudging the path of social entrepreneurship are transforming lives one day at a time. Luis Alberto Moreno, president of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), says that...more

How Much Capital is Sufficient in Housing Finance?
A GSE Reform debate from the Urban Institute illustrates that collateral composition, house price experience, and diversification significantly affect credit risk, and thus the capital...more

Rental Housing Project Offers More Than Shelter To The Homeless
The $12 million, three-story Pescadero Lofts at 761 Pescadero St. housing project is designed to help the homeless get roofs over their heads in November. The federal government and the the...more

Cause Artist lists down the five health startups that are changing people’s views about health and wellness. These startups made use of their creative juices, and with tech know-how, have developed solutions to solve some of the world’s most complex health issues.

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