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Trump’s 'Beachhead' Teams Host Dozens Of Former Lobbyists

OpenSecrets Blog | Posted 03.24.2017 | Politics
OpenSecrets Blog

by Ashley Balcerzak and Niv Sultan Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price has been mired in questions about his investments in the healthcare ...

Will Ben Carson Roll Over For Trump And Break His Oath To The Senate?

Mark Linton | Posted 03.13.2017 | Politics
Mark Linton

It’s sure looking that way. Late last week The Washington Post reported a set of inhumane Trump administration cuts to programs that would hurt fami...

Hey, Remember How 6 Democrats Voted To Confirm Ben Carson?

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.07.2017 | Politics

Newly confirmed Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson made his debut at the agency this week, and very quickly managed to do the thing th...

Senate Approves Ben Carson To Become Housing Secretary

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 03.02.2017 | Politics

The U.S. Senate voted on Thursday to confirm retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson as secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in ...

TV Personality Steve Harvey Joins Trump For Urban Housing Talk

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 01.13.2017 | Politics

Comedian Steve Harvey met with President-Elect Donald Trump Friday to discuss urban development and problems faced by inner cities. “I was invited ...

Ben Carson Thinks The Government Warehouses People

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.12.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for housing secretary suggested during his confirmation hearing on Thursday that the governmen...

An Open Letter From Urban Affairs And Housing Scholars To The Senate: Reject Ben Carson As HUD Secretary

Peter Dreier | Posted 01.09.2017 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Some of the nation’s leading scholars on housing and urban affairs have signed an open letter opposing president-elect Donald Trump’s nomination o...

Carson's cash: Highly conservative interests have fueled his campaign and kept food on the table

OpenSecrets Blog | Posted 12.06.2016 | Politics
OpenSecrets Blog

Republican Ben Carson has been tapped to be the next Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. (Christian Murdock/The Gazette via AP) BY: ASHLEY BA...

Reverse Mortgages: Unintended Consequences

New York Legal Assistance Group | Posted 11.04.2016 | New York
New York Legal Assistance Group

Reverse mortgages are designed to allow older homeowners to convert some of the equity in their homes into a loan that will enable them to remain in their homes for the rest of their lives.

Community Activists And Senator Warren Persuade HUD Sec. Julian Castro To Help Homeowners And Reign In Wall Street Speculators

Peter Dreier | Posted 07.01.2016 | Politics
Peter Dreier

With more homes in the hands of non-profits instead of Wall Street speculators, communities will gain further control over their neighborhoods and be less at the mercy of Wall Street.

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

Mike Lux | Posted 04.16.2017 | 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 04.05.2017 | 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 01.27.2017 | 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 12.23.2016 | 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 | 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

Sec. Julián Castro | Posted 06.30.2016 | Politics
Sec. 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 06.10.2016 | 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 05.27.2016 | 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

Sec. Julián Castro | Posted 12.09.2014 | Politics
Sec. 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.