The Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh has placed new emphasis in its Affordable Housing Program on projects that reflect broad stakeholder collaboration and community-wide planning. The deadline for AHP applications for the 2007-B funding round is September 27, 2007. For information, contact John Bendel at (800) 288-3400; www.fhlb-pgh.com.
The Housing Assistance Council, a national nonprofit that supports the development of rural low-income housing, has launched a Rural Housing Data Portal, a searchable database with access to social, economic, and housing data. Go to www.ruralhome.org/dataportal.
Infill Philadelphia, a five-year initiative of the Community Design Collaborative, promotes innovative design solutions for the reuse of obsolete or underutilized buildings and sites in older urban neighborhoods. See www.infillphiladelphia.org.
Going Comprehensive: Anatomy of an Initiative That Worked examines the Comprehensive Community Revitalization Program, a community building program in the South Bronx, and is available at www.lisc.org/content/publications/detail/5396.
Papers from the 2007 Federal Reserve System Community Affairs Research Conference are at www.chicagofed.org/cedric/papers_index.cfm. The conference focused on the factors governing the availability of credit and capital within a changing financial services environment.