Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - 12:59
A word-of-mouth referral brought Moses G. Parker to Baltimore Community Lending (BCL) in 2012 for financial help in rehabilitating an eight-unit apartment building in the historic neighborhood of Reservoir Hill. The result: the $500,000 loan he needed.
Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - 12:54
When parts of Vermont were flooded in 2011 by the remnants of Hurricane Irene, Cynthia Duprey was among the victims. She and her family lost their home, but as they rebuilt Cynthia had the realization that now was the time to pursue a lifelong dream of opening a bookstore.
Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - 12:47
Needing an upgrade from its outdated and cramped space, the Harlem-based location of the Institute for Family Health sought funding for relocation into a new building.
Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - 12:42
Slammed by Superstorm Sandy, Langosta Lounge was emblematic of the damage wrought by the storm and how natural disasters can ripple through tourist-driven economies.
Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - 12:32
Victoria Rayas brings a deeply personal dimension to her business. As a teenager, she was the sole caregiver for her paralyzed mother, a difficult responsibility that helped give her a profound education on the lack of resources many families in similar situations face.
Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - 12:27
Camden, N.J., is in dire shape. It is among the poorest cities in the U.S., with more than a third of its households living below the poverty line.
Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - 12:06
Weary of moving from apartment to apartment every few years, Kevin and Coree Bennett longed for the stability of homeownership, of having a place where they and their two young daughters could put down roots.
Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - 11:56
When 65-year-old Violet Lewis woke up one night to find her house engulfed in flames, she knew she had no time to lose.
Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - 11:27
Stacy Wharton-McCoy, a busy single mom with three children, operates on the tightest of budgets in order to feed her children and pay her monthly bills. Not long ago, she had resigned herself to borrowing friends’ cars or relying on public transportation to get by.
Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - 11:20
Long an apostle of Texas barbeque, Tina Ferguson-Riffe has brought her kitchen gospel to the Bay Area of California, where she owns and operates the popular Smoke Berkeley.