Oct. 11th is International Day of the Girl

October 11th marks the International Day of the Girl, a day declared by the United Nations in 2011 “to help galvanize worldwide enthusiasm for goals to better girls’ lives, providing an opportunity for them to show leadership and reach their full potential.” Join this youth-led movement as activists groups and the community come together to raise awareness of, and advance, gender justice and opportunities for girls around the world.

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The Debate on W. 58th Street: Sheltering Homeless Responsibly and Ethically

New York City is the epitome of the American Dream, where young professionals go to achieve their professional dreams and develop financial independence. Frank Sinatra crooning the lines “If I can make it there, I’ll make it anywhere/ It’s up to you, New York New York” embodies the hope and unpredictable nature of the concrete jungle. The city, however, is home to both billionaires as well as the largest population of homeless in the nation, with around 77,000 homeless people, according to a 2017 report by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The city with the second-largest homeless population is Los Angeles, with around 55,000 people living on the street or in shelters.

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Seeing Spots! A New Way to Be Inspired

Inspiration, like imagination, is endless. NAWRB’s Graphic Designer went on an exploration for inspiration to enhance the already full of life company NAWRB—an advanced tool for women across the globe that enhances Diversity and Inclusion in all fields for women. What better inspiration than Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama? Ms. Kusama, currently at age 88, has created a scope for the imagination through compulsive repetition of images throughout her life as an artist. She has created multiple experiences through her use of space to immerse people of all ages into another world.

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FHFA Requests Public Input for Duty to Serve Program Provisions – Deadline Nov. 2, 2018

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently released a Request for Input to the public regarding proposed modifications to the Enterprises’, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, Duty to Serve (DTS) program. These proposed modifications will the purchase or rehabilitation of distressed properties activity, chattell loan pilot,  investment in LIHTC properties and financing by small financial institutions, as included in the 2018-2020 Underserved Markets Plans.

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NAWRB’s ‘Next Chapter’ Addresses Elder Financial Abuse

Elder abuse is a worldwide, and often silent, issue affecting the older population in various forms, including financial, physical, psychological and sexual abuse, and neglect. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 15.7 percent of people 60 years and older experience abuse, while only 4 percent of these instances are reported. The aging population is increasing rapidly in countries across the globe, and only 40 percent of countries have a national plan in place to address elder abuse.

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Governor Brown Passes SB 826 Bill Requiring Women on Corporate Boards

California Governor Jerry Brown signed the SB 826 “Women on Corporate Boards” bill this past weekend, a landmark legislation requiring female representation on corporate boards. Specifically, SB 826 requires that at least one woman be on the board of publicly held companies in California by year end 2019. Despite concerns over its potential efficacy, the bill is an important step in diversity and inclusion, as well as for the advancement of women.

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Women Excel at Creating ‘Safe, Respectful Workplaces’, Study Finds

A recent study by the Pew Research Center reveals that some believe women in top executive business positions are better than men at creating safe, respectful workplaces, which are important for facilitating a diverse corporate culture. The report reveals that 89 percent of adults state it’s “essential for today’s business leaders to create a safe and respectful workplace, and a greater share believe that women leaders are better equipped to achieve this.

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NAWRB Membership Drive: Converse, Connect and Cultivate Now

Are you a professional in the housing and real estate ecosystem who wants to cultivate deeper relationships, gain Leadership and Sustainable Business Opportunities and Growth, or learn about the Latest Developments and Resources in your industry? Women in the Housing & Real Estate Ecosystem (NAWRB) offers all that and more through our memberships for both women and men and advanced platforms. Relationships are everything, and having the right ones could save your deal and advance your book of business beyond your wildest dreams.

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5 Nonprofits Tackling Poverty and Other Women’s Issues

From neighborhood associations that meet a few times a year to large foundations with millions in assets, there are numerous nonprofit organizations in the United States that are working tirelessly to help others and address important societal issues.

According to the National Center for Charitable Statistics, there are 1.5 million tax-exempt organizations include public charities, private foundations, as well as chambers of commerce, fraternal organizations and civic leagues. Nonprofits make up over 10 percent of all private sector employment in the country, account for more than 11.4 million employees according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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These 5 States Had 4 Years of Consecutive Poverty Decline

California, Florida, Georgia, Michigan and North Carolina: For the fourth consecutive year between 2012 and 2017, these five states had a decline in poverty rates according to the 2017 American Community Survey (ACS) conducted by the United States Census Bureau. The ACS is an ongoing survey that generates vital data including information helping  to determine how more than $675 billion in federal and state funds are distributed.

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