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Housing group to present study on real estate affordability

Study focuses on 20 large municipalities

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A coalition of organizations interested in housing issues has completed a survey on affordable home-ownership programs across the country and will present its findings Monday. The Homeownership Alliance, a coalition of about 15 organizations, announced this week that the survey reveals effective practices that cities have enlisted to increase housing affordability. The survey, "Affordable Homes: Best Practices for America," focuses on the largest 20 municipalities in the country. Among the municipalities with programs highlighted in the report: Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Minneapolis, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Riverside (Calif.), San Diego, Seattle, and Washington, D.C. Members of the alliance include: Consumer Federation of America, The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers, The Enterprise Foundation, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Habitat for Humanity International, Independent Community Bankers of America, Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America, ...