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Best practices for housing affordability

Study highlights home-ownership programs in top 20 cities

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Cities across the country are taking action to make housing more affordable for American families, according to a report released today by The Homeownership Alliance. The report, "Affordable Homes: Best Practices for America," is a survey of affordable home-ownership programs in the top 20 municipalities nationwide.  Programs in the following cities in the study are highlighted as best practices for increasing affordable home ownership: Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Minneapolis, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, San Diego, Seattle, Washington, D.C., and Riverside, Calif. By identifying existing best practices for increasing home-ownership opportunities, the Alliance hopes to foster information sharing among state and local housing officials that will encourage widespread, lasting progress on this pressing issue. "Making a real difference is going to take a cooperative effort," said Homeownership Alliance President Rick Davis. "We hope this report will spark a much-ne...