On-line service to aid community developersThe Columbia-based...

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On-line service to aid community developers

The Columbia-based Enterprise Foundation has opened up an on-line information and communications network for community-based developers of low-income housing.

The service will provide access to the Enterprise resource center's data base of model documents, case studies and practical how-to publications.

"Access to a wide range of technical information on housing, community services and nonprofit management programs will strengthen community-based organizations and increase the impact of their work with low-income families in distressed communities," said F. Barton Harvey III, chairman and chief executive officer of the foundation.

Computer hardware and software used by the resource center to develop its data base was made possible through a grant from the AT&T; Foundation.

Enterprise OnLine will offer information on training, publications, technical and financial assistance, federal regulations and public policy developments.

The service is available to more than 550 Enterprise Network organizations through HandsNet, a nonprofit communications network linking some 5,000 human services organizations in the United States.

New home sales up in Arundel

New homes sales were up in November in Anne Arundel County when compared with a year ago, but down in Howard County, according to Housing Data Reports, a Washington-based research organization.

There were 189 new homes sold in November in Anne Arundel, up from 174 in November 1994, an 8.6 percent increase.

Howard new home sales dropped from 104 to 88, a 15.4 percent decline.

For both counties, this continues third-quarter trends.

Anne Arundel is one of the best markets for new homes sales in the region, while Howard's third-quarter sales lagged behind 1994's pace, according to another research group, the Baltimore-based Legg Mason Realty Group.

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