December 20, 2009
PhD student Lynette Boswell won a competitive scholarship to the week-long NeighborWorks Training Institute, held annually in Washington, DC and sponsored by NeighborWorks America. The conference showcased the latest thinking and models on stabilizing rental housing supply, engaging communities in stabilization efforts and financing the acquisition and development of foreclosed properties.
Boswell was selected for the scholarship documented with her research poster, "Observing Spatial Dissimilarities in Foreclosures in Baltimore, Maryland." With the assistance of Professor Alex Chen, Director of Urban Studies & Planning, she conducted this research in preparation for her dissertation.
As an award recipient, Boswell received the opportunity to show her poster at the conference symposium, "Rising to the Challenge: Stabilizing Communities in the Wake of Foreclosure."
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