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Ending Homelessness in LA: Looking at the Progress

Deborah De Santis | Posted 11.23.2016 | Impact
Deborah De Santis

Ending homelessness is not about waving a magic wand so no one becomes homeless ever again; rather, it's working hard to make sure the processes and systems are in place so that when a person or family enters homelessness, their housing needs are quickly and appropriately identified, met and sustained.

End Homelessness By 2016?

Los Angeles Daily News | Christina Villacorte | Posted 09.14.2013 | Los Angeles

Amid a spike in homelessness in Los Angeles County, hundreds of nonprofit organizations, government agencies and business and philanthropic leaders vo...

Can Garcetti Put An End To LA's Biggest Problem?

Joel John Roberts | Posted 07.28.2013 | Los Angeles
Joel John Roberts

With significant deficits in the city's budget, and public debate over city employee raises and cuts in services, the notion of ending homelessness for 23,500 Angelenos seems daunting.

Take Two: A Remedy for the Robo-Signing Remedy

Janis Bowdler | Posted 07.08.2013 | Latino Voices
Janis Bowdler

The Independent Foreclosure Review process has been an utter disappointment. More than four million families have been waiting for answers since the IFR was instituted in April 2011.

Quick Fix: Recent Mortgage Settlement Still Leaves Latino Homeowners Vulnerable

Janis Bowdler | Posted 03.10.2013 | Latino Voices
Janis Bowdler

The Independent Foreclosure Review (IFR) was a terribly flawed enforcement action during which banks hired independent consultants to assess abuses and compensate the homeowner.

With Dream of Homeownership Threatened, Candidates' Silence on Housing Issues Elicits Frustration

Janis Bowdler | Posted 01.01.2013 | Latino Voices
Janis Bowdler

It's important for both candidates to remember that while they may choose to skirt the issue until Election Day, there will be no hiding from the housing crisis over the next four years.

Governor Romney's Housing Plan: Playing Politics With the American Dream

Jim Carr | Posted 12.03.2012 | Business
Jim Carr

Rather than criticize President Obama for actively responding to the housing crisis with a variety of solutions, Governor Romney might want to encourage the mortgage lending industry to more widely and effectively use these programs.

Did Romney Miss an Opportunity to Set Himself Apart on Housing?

National Council of La Raza | Posted 12.01.2012 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

While some are content to wait on job recovery to fix our foreclosure mess, economists are telling us that a revitalized housing market will create jobs and is necessary to move our entire economy forward.

Housing Crisis Remains a Backburner Issue at DNC

National Council of La Raza | Posted 11.10.2012 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

And while Gov. Romney and President Obama lay out their cases for how they plan to guide this country through the economic crisis to recovery, they seem comfortable leaving families in the dark about how they plan to stem the bleeding in the housing market.

The Missing Piece of the GOP's American Dream

National Council of La Raza | Posted 11.07.2012 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

The problem, however, seems to be that this candidate either doesn't remember all that encompasses the "American Dream" or, more troubling, doesn't have a plan to fix one of its basic elements--homeownership.

Geithner Steps Up in Defense of Principal Reduction

Janis Bowdler | Posted 10.03.2012 | Latino Voices
Janis Bowdler

Geithner's public statement in support of principal reduction is cause for celebration, but DeMarco has further entrenched himself as the major obstacle to taking principal reduction to scale. The enduring housing crisis requires bold steps and true solutions.