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Annual Homeless Count Shows Tiny Decline

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 11.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Homelessness declined 2 percent from last year, the federal government announced on Thursday. On a single night in January, the governm...

HUD Seeks To Ban Smoking In Public Housing

AP | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 11.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Smoking could soon be banned in the nation's public housing. The Department of Housing and Urban Development proposed a rule ...

Broken Government Website Could Hurt The Housing Market

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 08.13.2015 | Politics

A U.S. government website used to police mortgage lenders has been malfunctioning lately, threatening oversight of a trillion-dollar, taxpayer-backed ...

Nick Wing

Obama Administration Unveils Ambitious Plan To Combat Residential Segregation | Nick Wing | Posted 07.09.2015 | Politics

For a decade of his life, James Robertson would wake up most weekdays and prepare himself for a daily work commute that included two buses and 21 mile...

All Citizens Need a Fair Shot -- No Matter Their Zip Code

Julián Castro | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics
Julián Castro

If we are to make equal opportunity real for every American, we must ensure that all citizens -- no matter their income or zip code -- have a fair shot to pursue their dreams.

Your Housing Rights Are on the Line

National Council of La Raza | Posted 06.10.2015 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

An alphabet soup of players and policies could have a big impact on where you live, how much you pay for housing, and whether or not you are denied a chance to move into a neighborhood that's good for your kids.

The New York City Housing Authority's Bold Plan Deserves Support

Carol Kellermann | Posted 05.28.2015 | New York
Carol Kellermann

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Shola Olatoye, Chair and CEO of the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), released on May 19th a 10-year roadmap called "NextGeneration NYCHA." The roadmap is a bold plan that deserves to be supported.

Numerous Legal Issues Surround Medical Marijuana

Brad Reid | Posted 06.08.2015 | Politics
Brad Reid

The U.S. legal system is slowly addressing the legal implications of nearly half of the states having enacted medical marijuana legislation. The wording of state legislation is not uniform and consequently generalizations are difficult.

Obama Just Quietly Sent His Chief Of Staff To Count Homeless People In San Francisco

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 02.03.2015 | Impact

It's not every day a top-ranking White House official gets hands-on in a local operation -- especially with very few cameras around. But last Thursday...

Over 900,000 Homeless Kids Are Invisible to HUD. We Can Change That!

Mark Horvath | Posted 03.30.2015 | Impact
Mark Horvath

When I worked as an outreach case manager in Los Angeles, nothing was more heartbreaking than when I would have to turn a homeless family away because U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development didn't feel the family was "homeless enough."

Protecting Families on Maternity Leave From Banks Refusing Loans Is a Victory for Fair Housing

Julián Castro | Posted 12.09.2014 | Politics
Julián Castro

When we hear that a mother is on maternity leave, most of us smile and realize it's a special time in that family's life. But often banks hear something else -- they hear something has led lenders to deny the home mortgage loans for expecting families.

Alex Lazar

California GOP Candidate Requests Guests Dress In 'Hobo Attire' For Fundraiser | Alex Lazar | Posted 09.05.2014 | Politics

Lynn Compton, a California GOP candidate for a supervisor seat in San Luis Obispo County, is hosting a "hobo stew" fundraiser in October, according to...

There May Be More Homeless Kids Than You Think

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 08.18.2014 | Impact

A shift in tracking homeless children may benefit young ones falling through the cracks in the current system. If the Homeless Children and Youth A...

Big Bank To Pay $1 Billion For Sketchy Mortgages

AP | By ERIC TUCKER | Posted 08.18.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — SunTrust has agreed to pay nearly $1 billion to resolve allegations that it underwrote and endorsed faulty mortgage loans, the Jus...

Where Is The Homeless Capital of America?

Joel John Roberts | Posted 05.02.2014 | Impact
Joel John Roberts

Should we be really calling this competition a derby for winners? Sadly, the real losers in this country's breakdown of social care are the people who are still struggling on our streets. No matter what city or state they reside.

Rule Changes Tighten Reverse Mortgage Eligibility

Jason Alderman | Posted 03.31.2014 | Business
Jason Alderman

Reverse mortgages have become increasingly popular in recent years, as cash-strapped seniors seek ways to keep pace with rising expenses -- not to mention cope with the pummeling their retirement savings took during the Great Recession.

Feds Investigate Christie's Post-Sandy Relief Efforts

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Federal officials are taking a closer look at how New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's administration spent $25 million to promote ...

Same-Sex Housing Discrimination Is Real, Victim Shares Her Story

HuffPost Live | Posted 06.25.2013 | Gay Voices

Marissa Higgins joins HuffPost Live to talk about experiencing same-sex housing discrimination....

Amanda Terkel

Same-Sex Couples Face Significant Housing Discrimination, Historic Government Study Says | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Same-sex couples face significant levels of discrimination in the rental housing market, according to a landmark government study releas...

OPINION: Fewer Homeless People, A Bush Legacy | Posted 04.30.2013 | Impact

Have you noticed that homelessness isn't worse? Here we are, living through the most protracted joblessness crisis since the Great Depression -- and s...

Mortgage Lender Charged With Defrauding Government

Reuters | Jonathan Stempel | Posted 04.04.2013 | Business

(Reuters) - The United States on Thursday sued a New York mortgage company it said defrauded the federal government into insuring poor quality home lo...

The Big Apple, Biggest and Best in... Homelessness?

Kevin M. Ryan | Posted 05.13.2013 | Impact
Kevin M. Ryan

New York leads the nation with many superlatives: it's the biggest, the artiest and most visited of our cities. Now, it has topped its own unfortunate record, with more homeless people sleeping in shelters each night than ever: more than 50,000 each night.

Sequestration To Force Weeklong Closure Of Government Agency

Reuters | Posted 05.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, March 11 (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on Monday said it plans to shut its doors for a total of seven...

Federal Government Can't Even Get Its Own Workers To Pay Taxes

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 05.08.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON — The number of federal workers and retirees who owed delinquent income taxes jumped by nearly 12 percent in 2011, the Internal Reven...

Chelsea Kiene

Sequestration Risks Displacing Thousands Of Low-Income Families, Individuals | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 03.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Low-income families, veterans, senior citizens and disabled individuals waiting for assistance under the federal housing voucher program...