When it's looking at the reconstruction of post-Katrina New Orleans or using data to help end homelessness in Sacramento, NNIP partners have brought much attention to the importance of housing to our communities. Other local efforts include reporting on property values and the availability of affordable housing, combating blight, and analyzing mortgage lending practices.


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