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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...

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...

Amanda Terkel

Obama Circumvents Gridlocked Congress To Advance LGBT Rights | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Don't expect any landmark gay rights bills in the 113th Congress. The GOP-controlled House of Representatives continues to use taxpayer ...

HUD's Disparate Impact Rule Praised by Fair Housing Advocates: Misunderstood by Critics

Gregory D. Squires | Posted 04.26.2013 | Politics
Gregory D. Squires

Fair, objective, and non-discriminatory policies and practices are essential for any city to pursue successful community revitalization initiatives.

Resolve To End Homelessness In 2013

Sally Steenland | Posted 03.05.2013 | Religion
Sally Steenland

Here's an idea that avoids false promises and fulfills another top New Year's resolution: to help others. Let's take some of those dollars that we pay out on fake science and so-called miracle weight-loss products and spend them on a worthwhile alternative: homelessness in America.

Federal Housing Administration Head Confirmed By Senate

Reuters | Posted 03.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Dec 30 (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Sunday confirmed the head of the Federal Housing Administration in her position despite mounting l...

Is Obama's Foreclosure Settlement Working?

Eric Zuesse | Posted 01.21.2013 | Politics
Eric Zuesse

On November 19th, the core of the Obama "Justice" Department's "49 State Settlement," of the millions of fraud claims by the suing mortgagees against ...

BofA Settles Allegations Of Mortgage Discrimination

Reuters | Posted 11.14.2012 | Business

* Said to demand extra documents from disabled borrowers * Payments of $1,000-$5,000 to be offered * Review of 25,000 ap...

How Latinos Are Shaping the Future of American Cities

Pablo Manriquez | Posted 11.12.2012 | Latino Voices
Pablo Manriquez

As the Latino population in the United States continues to grow, the urban and suburban living preferences of Latino communities will no doubt continue to evolve.

Arthur Delaney

Obama Administration Hogs Housing Credit | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration wants all the credit for a drop in Nevada foreclosure filings even though housing analysts have attributed some...

Veterans for Obama

Setti Warren | Posted 07.18.2012 | Politics
Setti Warren

The President has kept his promise to veterans and has been steadfast in his support in helping military families cope with the heavy burdens they all must bear in keeping our country safe.

Mitt Puts Foot in Mouth Again

Dominic Carter | Posted 06.16.2012 | Politics
Dominic Carter

After all it's Mitt Romney. One step forward, two steps backwards.

Homeowners Can't Afford Another Missed Opportunity

Janis Bowdler | Posted 06.17.2012 | Latino Voices
Janis Bowdler

With a little creativity and cooperation, REOs can become a driving force in neighborhood stabilization. Homeowners cannot afford for banks and regulators to miss another opportunity like this.

Homeless With Children

William Laney | Posted 06.06.2012 | Impact
William Laney

Families who live in motels, or double-up with family or friends, qualify as homeless beings and deserve the aid given to the more visibly homeless.

City Boasts Unique Ideas In Vet Housing To Combat Homelessness

Posted 03.27.2012 | Impact

One veteran housing complex is changing the way veterans are getting -- and providing -- help. The Veteran's Manor, an apartment complex in Milwau...

Create App To Help Homeless Vets, Win $25,000!

Posted 03.24.2012 | Impact

Combatting veteran homelessness is at our fingertips, according to a new initiative called Project REACH. Real-time Electronic Access for Caregive...

In These Cities, The Rent Really Is Too Damn High

24/7 Wall St. | Michael B. Sauter, Charles B. Stockdale | Posted 03.21.2012 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: The homeownership rate dropped to 66 percent of all households in the fourth quarter of 2011 — the lowest rate in over a decade....

Ben Hallman

Donovan To States: 'Do The Right Thing' With Mortgage Settlement | Ben Hallman | Posted 03.16.2012 | Business

Alarmed by reports that states may divert mortgage settlement money intended to help homeowners, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan...

Ask America's Top Housing Official About Your Housing Concerns

Posted 03.02.2012 | Business

Concerned about making your mortgage payments? Worried that your home will never be worth as much as you paid for it? Is your rent too damn high? W...

Ben Hallman

The Big Foreclosure Settlement? Still Not Done | Ben Hallman | Posted 03.01.2012 | Business

It's been 21 days since the government announced with great fanfare a $25 billion national foreclosure settlement with five big banks -- long enough f...

Saki Knafo

Should Homeless People Be Sheltered Or Diverted? Obama Budget Renews Debate | Saki Knafo | Posted 02.16.2012 | Politics

Every night, homeless shelters across the country turn away thousands of people seeking beds -- and not just because they're full, though they often a...

Homeless Census Should Count Stories, Not Heads

Joel John Roberts | Posted 04.02.2012 | Impact
Joel John Roberts

One, two, three... In the darkness of early morning, the counting can be monotonous, an exercise that almost puts you to sleep. I have written before...

Alexander Eichler

Homeless Rate Ready To Rise | Alexander Eichler | Posted 01.18.2012 | Business

Although the recession has officially been over for two years, the worst may be to come for many people. Job losses rose during the last few years....