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The New America Public Interest Technology “Financial Inclusion & Citizen Participation” (FI&CP) project is focused on evaluating the public and private financial policies, tools and practice (FPTP) that impact the ability for people to increase their personal and family wealth. The FI&CP is evaluating the PFTP case study cities of New York (Bronx City), Chicago, IL, New Orleans, LA, and St. Louis, MO using big and small/community data to identify use and access to financial services such as credit cards and mortgages. The New Orleans case study focuses on p3GIS (public and private participation geographic information systems) in a dynamic study of the Neighborhood Development Foundation (NDF) First Time Homebuyer (32 years) and Financial Fitness (10 years) graduates who have purchased homes. By helping 3,453 individuals become homeowners since its inception, Neighborhood Development Foundation has continued to establish and maintain thriving neighborhoods throughout Southeast Louisiana for thirty-two years. Through the organization’s Financial Fitness courses completed by 1,189 people, and First-time Homebuyer Training completed by 8,551 people, Neighborhood Development Foundation teaches participants how to make more informed decisions with their money for themselves and their families.


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