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2015 Homeless Point-In-Time Count and Broward Zero:2016 Registration Survey Kicks-Off January 26-28

Broward County Homeless Initiative Partnership Press Release
January 27, 2015

The Broward County Homeless Initiative Partnership, in collaboration with the Broward Regional Health Planning Council, Inc., Broward Sheriff's Office, 2-1-1, Nova Southeastern University and Hands on Broward, is ready to begin the collection of data for the 2015 Homeless Point-In-Time (PIT) Count Survey and Zero:2016 Registry Week on Monday night, January 26, through Wednesday, January 28, 2015.  More...  


More Than Half of American Public Schoolchildren Now Live in Poverty

Huffington Post/Rebecca Kelin
January 20, 2015

map For the first time, more than half of U.S. public school students live in low-income households, according to a new analysis from the Southern Education Foundation.  Overall, 51 percent of U.S. schoolchildren came from low-income households in 2013, according to the foundation, which analyzed data from National Center for Education Statistics on students eligible for free or reduced-price lunches. Eligibility for free or subsidized lunch for students from low-income households serves as a proxy for gauging poverty, says the foundation, which advocates education equity for students in the South.   More... 


The Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), Bank Performance Evaluations

The 14 largest financial institutions (operating in Broward County) were eval​uated for their CRA performance nationally and in Broward County and were given ratings from Low Satisfactory to Outstanding. The CRA ratings are gathered from CRA Performance Evaluation Reports published as of September 2013 (at which time the study's research was completed) and the ratings and reports are listed on our website​ for easy reference.​


"Owning a Home" a Tool for Prospective Homebuyers

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
January 7, 2015

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) created the online educational portal "Owning a Home" to provide information about the many facets of the home buying process.  Topics include the preliminary stages of buying a home, understanding loan options, comparing interest rates, and closing information, including explanations of all closing documents.     


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