When lawmakers in March reauthorized the Violence Against Women Act--the landmark legislation that guarantees certain rights and protections for survivors of domestic violence--they expanded a rule to bar landlords from evicting survivors from any publicly-supported home.
Since 2007, Wall Street has evicted four million families -- approximately ten million people -- from their homes. Millions more are ensnared in ongoing foreclosures.
The love fest between Barack Obama and his top fundraiser Penny Pritzker that has led to her being nominated as Commerce secretary would not be so unseemly if they both just confessed that they did it for the money
Bob Kuttner has been among the country's most visible advocates of stimulus. His new book, Debtors' Prison: The Politics of Austerity versus Possibility is his latest shot at the austerity gang.
On the housing front, the good news is that the president wants Mel Watt to head the FHFA. The really bad news is that the problems in the U.S. housing system are currently so entrenched that, even if he is confirmed, Mel Watt will be hard-pressed to resolve them.
My home. Our homes. Real estate is back... if ever so slightly and I'm excited. Others may shout that "REAL ESTATE IS BACK!" with all the gusto of those almost always incorrect pundits I see on television.
As a parent of a 17 and 20 year old, I understand the balancing act of parenting teens. We still operate under those protective instincts we had when...
All told, about 90,000 Native families are homeless or under-housed on a given night, and Native communities nationwide face an immediate housing shortfall of 200,000 homes.
In 2008, FHA attempted to increase mortgage insurance premiums on low credit scores, and to reject scores less than 500 unless the loan-to-value ratio was 90 percent or less. The proposal was shot down by Congress. Premiums are scheduled to rise this year, but will not be scaled by credit score.
We are wary of used cars salesmen, but how conscious are we of the fact that almost everything we buy is sold to us by a commission-based broker who wins when they convince us to buy more than we came to purchase?
Responding to highly publicized flight delays from the "sequestration" budget cuts, the House and Senate have voted overwhelmingly to allow the Transp...
Now these big real estate companies think they're going to make megabucks scooping up and renting out tens of thousands of foreclosed houses. Ha!
Consumers don't build great credit scores overnight. It's something that takes time, smart financial decisions and maybe even a little luck.
Home searches peak in March and April, and this year the search is especially frantic as inventory is near a 12-year low. But when it comes to searching for a home, as with everything else, moving too fast leads to mistakes and regrets.
All the evidence suggests that the Fed has turned into an entity which is too big to fail/jail/bail or prosecute, manages the financial system on behalf of Wall Street and is accountable to no one.
Do I ask poor people for some of their taxes to bail me out? No. I get with my investment counselors and generate a quick infusion of capital to offset the shortfall.