News

NCST serves as an advocate for neighborhood stabilization and blight remediation, and as such, we release articles and also share in press stories with our buyers and sellers to help call attention to their efforts, and to bring more understanding to the continued need for revitalizing our nation’s most vulnerable communities.

  • CDM Corner: Trumbull County Land Bank

    By Chris Garland, Community Development Manager While much of our work at NCST focuses on the approaches that our community partners throughout the county employ to rehabilitate vacant homes, we shouldn’t lose sight of the crucial importance of activating vacant land.  With that thought, I’d like to…

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  • CDM Corner: How Harvey Changed a Neighborhood

    By Racquel Reddie, Managing Director of Community Development One house can certainly tell a story but when you look at house after house on the same street in the same community a more complex story begins to unfold.  Such was the case with a Houston property on…

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  • NCST Comments on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Capital Standards

    Earlier this month, NCST joined the Center for Responsible Lending and 12 other organizations to comment on the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s (FHFA’s) re-proposed rule on capital requirements for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.  When finalized, FHFA’s capital framework will have significant impact on Fannie and Freddie’s overall role in…

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  • CDM Corner: The New Normal

    By Racquel Reddie, Managing Director for Community Development The reality of COVID-19 has hit us squarely in the gut as individuals, businesses, local/federal governments as well as the real estate industry.  It’s a public health crisis that has had an unprecedented and direct impact on the housing…

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  • Legislative Update

    COVID-19 UpdateCongress continues to be at a standoff about how to respond to the ongoing health care and economic needs caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The expanded unemployment benefits that were enacted in March to help buffer the economic impacts expired last week. The moratorium on evictions…

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  • Letter from Julia Gordon, President of NCST

    We are all reeling from the recent demonstrations of racial inequality in our nation. We can only hope that the recent horrors of police violence and the disproportionate impact of Covid-19 on communities of color has shown light on the fact that these problems are not just…

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  • National Community Stabilization Trust Announces Leadership of Two National Initiatives

    Washington, DC – Today, the National Community Stabilization Trust (NCST) announced its leadership of two national initiatives. First, NCST announced the formation of the Homeownership Alliance, which will advocate for more resources and better policies to increase affordable homeownership opportunities for American families.  Second, NCST announced it…

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  • NCST’s Statement of Solidarity: We Pledge to Work for Racial Equity and Strong Communities of Color

    The National Community Stabilization Trust mourns the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and far too many others who have died as a result of racialized police brutality. As an organization committed to strengthening neighborhoods of color and promoting racial equity in homeownership, NCST stands in solidarity…

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  • CDM Corner: Housing’s contribution to health and well-being

    By Racquel Reddie, Managing Director of Community Development Housing’s contribution to health and well-being Researchers on health have long recognized that factors beyond access to doctors and hospitals and heredity have an impact on how healthy people are.  Factors like education, income, food insecurity, and unemployment all…

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  • Proposed Community Reinvestment Act Rule Could Undermine Community Investment

    By Kris Siglin, NCST The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Federal Deposit Insurance – which together regulate 85 percent of all banks – have proposed new CRA regulations that would make the most dramatic changes to the rule since the lending, service and…

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