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Castro Controversy: Why Aren't All the Defenders Defending Him on the Substance?

Mike Lux | Posted 04.15.2016 | Politics
Mike Lux

This was never an attack on Julián Castro personally. It is about the Department of Housing and Urban Development's track record of playing footsie with Wall Street in terms of distressed housing. And however great Secretary Castro is on other issues, this track record sure isn't great.

Feds Push Back Against Blanket Bans That Keep Ex-Offenders From Finding Housing

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 04.05.2016 | Politics

Landlords and property owners who exclude people with criminal records from renting or buying may be violating the law, according to new guidance rele...

Let's Study What Works Best for Homeless Youth

Kevin M. Ryan | Posted 04.04.2016 | Impact
Kevin M. Ryan

My message to local advocates and planning bodies who are submitting applications to HUD without any investments in transitional programs for youth is simple: slow down! Let's study this question, and let both rapid re-housing and transitional living be part of the continuum of care for youth, so we can examine and compare results.

HUD Collection Of Reverse Mortgage Counseling Data Could Improve Process

Michael Lazar | Posted 01.27.2016 | Fifty
Michael Lazar

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is requesting the approval to collect information of consumers who have participated, as mandate...

And to All a Warm Night

Ken Leslie | Posted 12.23.2015 | Impact
Ken Leslie

It is far too easy to envision a homeless veteran sleeping in his car this Christmas Eve. He's shivering, trying to shake off the cold that can't be shaken off because it has burrowed into the very marrow of his bones.

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 governme...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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.

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

HuffPost Live | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

www.cnn.com | 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...