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The Looming Threat to Low Income Housing Tax Credits

The Looming Threat to Low Income Housing Tax Credits

Federal housing tax credits have supported the building of affordable housing for years, but with the new Trump administration has come market insecurity — putting the funding for some affordable housing projects at risk. To be clear, the federal tax credits...

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Cancer’s Impact on Income

Cancer’s Impact on Income

by Jessica Seckman, Financial Assistance Coordinator Several months ago, Ella’s husband woke up feeling off. He was tired, dragging, and he could tell something was not right. After a couple of weeks, he finally gave in and went in to the doctor’s office....

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Do People Choose Poverty?

Do People Choose Poverty?

It’s a common refrain. A person wouldn’t be in this situation if they had just made better choices. That myth on poverty blew up in the public sphere this week as part of the healthcare debate. Stephen Pimpare, a professor at the University of New...

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Share-a-Haircut Update

Share-a-Haircut Update

by Betsy Damitz, Children’s Resources Coordinator & Operations Manager Hair Cuttery’s February Share-A-Haircut program to benefit the homeless concluded in early February.  Thousands of patrons visited a Hair Cuttery salon to help donate haircuts in our...

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An Evening of Service

An Evening of Service

by David Levine, President & CEO For many years, GSH has been one of the three grantees of the Women in Housing and Finance Foundation (WHFF).   For the last fifteen years, as the philanthropic arm of the Women in Housing and Finance organization, the...

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