A Dallas-based housing group is devising a data base to help prevent banks from dropping community reinvestment projects in Texas simply because an appraiser inaccurately estimates a property's value.

Officials at the Center for Housing Resources said they are assembling an on-line data base of local property appraisers with experience or training in low- and moderate-income lending. These specialists would be less likely to undervalue a property in poorer communities, the group said.

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