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In 2004 the West Central Initiative began developing a Family Economic Success framework based on three key issues of: Earn it, Keep it, Grow it. The goal of this approach was to help low-income families build strong financial futures. In 2006 the Center for Small Towns was approached by the West Central Initiative to provide needed baseline analysis for the Family Economic Success framework they began developing in 2004. This study was developed and intended to provide a baseline of valid data from which to measure progress, and answer the question, are the low-income households able to maintain, and grow (increase), the value of their home?
Center for Small Towns
Housing, Economy, West Central Minnesota
Winchester, Benjamin; Gambrell, James; and Rousseau, Matthew, "Western Minnesota Home Values: Analysis of Change, 2000-2005" (2006). Center for Small Towns. 17.