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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...

Amerca's Voters: Be Careful What You Ask For

Tim Arnold | Posted 12.19.2016 | Politics
Tim Arnold

Credit: CG Roll Call Disaffected, underemployed US workers' anger has erupted and carried Donald Trump to the precipice of our presidency. They vot...

The Never-Ending Ben Carson Nightmare

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 12.07.2016 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

When Ben Carson emphatically declared that he has no government experience that would qualify him to run a federal agency, most took this to mean that he would quietly recede if not fade from public attention. We should have known better.

Dr. Carson

Deborah De Santis | Posted 12.05.2016 | Politics
Deborah De Santis

President-elect Donald Trump has nominated Dr. Ben Carson to be the next Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). We are eager to work with...

Democratic Lawmaker Says Ben Carson Should Admit He's Not Qualified And Withdraw

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.06.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― A Democratic congressman is calling on Ben Carson to withdraw his nomination as secretary of housing and urban development because of h...

Donald Trump Taps Ben Carson To Lead Housing & Urban Development

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 12.07.2016 | Politics

President-elect Donald Trump is nominating Ben Carson, a retired neurosurgeon who has never held public office, as his secretary of housing and urban ...

Trump: Ben Carson Perfect For HUD Because 'It Has The Word Urban In It'

James Schlarmann | Posted 11.23.2016 | Comedy
James Schlarmann

Find more satirical news stories like this one on The Political Garbage Chute. NEW YORK, NEW YORK -- President-Elect Donald J. Trump has already been...

Guns And Butter

David Morris | Posted 09.26.2016 | Politics
David Morris

In October 2015, when he was a very, very long shot for the Republican nomination, Donald Trump the businessman promised to make the military "much st...

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.

Homebuyer Education: The First Step to Buying a Home

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 06.22.2016 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

The purchase of a home is among the biggest financial decisions people will make in a lifetime. Taking a qualified homebuying class will do more than ...

The Mortgage Document Deluge: Did TRID Help? (Part 3 of 4)

Jack M. Guttentag | Posted 06.14.2016 | Business
Jack M. Guttentag

In Parts 1 and 2 of this series, I explained how the large number of documents involved in a mortgage closing can be divided into 4 groups that should...

Study Shows Rich Living In Public Housing

MoneyTips | Posted 06.10.2016 | Business

With so many needy American families, should people who earn hundreds of thousands of dollars a year live in public housing? Shouldn't being a million...

The Mortgage Document Deluge: Does TRID Help? (Part 1 of 4)

Jack M. Guttentag | Posted 05.31.2016 | Business
Jack M. Guttentag

The TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure Rule (TRID), in development by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) for several years, became effectiv...

HUD To Roll Out New Reverse Mortgage Rules

Michael Lazar | Posted 05.30.2016 | Fifty
Michael Lazar

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is set to roll out a new set of reverse mortgage rules if/when the proposed regulations are approved.

A 'Housing First' Solution Could Actually Stimulate Homelessness

Ralph da Costa Nunez, PhD | Posted 05.25.2016 | Impact
Ralph da Costa Nunez, PhD

Recent weeks have brought devastating news for many of the shelters coping with a surge of homelessness in cities across the country: The federal funding they have relied on to house, feed, and care for some of the very neediest Americans is going away.

HUD Says New Reverse Mortgage Updates Are Good For Everyone

Michael Lazar | Posted 05.13.2016 | Fifty
Michael Lazar

According to a new report that was issued by the Department of Housing and Urban development (HUD), the newest reverse mortgage updates on the rules a...

Attorney General Requests Nation's Governors Issue Valid IDs to Released Prisoners

Laura Goldman | Posted 05.05.2016 | Politics
Laura Goldman

In the last year of his presidency, Barack Obama has become serious about criminal justice reform. The Department of Justice declared April 24-30 as ...

How Housing Improves Public Safety

Deborah De Santis | Posted 04.25.2016 | Impact
Deborah De Santis

At first glance, the connection between improving public safety and ensuring a person leaving jail or prison has fair access to housing may not seem o...

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.

Lifting the Burdens From Struggling Families

Deborah De Santis | Posted 02.08.2017 | Impact
Deborah De Santis

When families confronting a host of challenges such as mental illness, severe medical conditions or substance use find themselves without a decent home, child welfare agencies often feel they have no choice but to place the children in foster care.

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...

Encouraging Climate Resilience with Really Big Carrots

Jad Daley | Posted 01.25.2017 | Green
Jad Daley

Last week, the federal government has announced the results of a year-long, billion-dollar competition that has brought plans for disaster recovery into the 21st Century.

Ending Veteran Homelessness Strengthens the Union

Deborah De Santis | Posted 01.12.2017 | Impact
Deborah De Santis

I was moved to see Cynthia Dias, a formerly homeless veteran from Las Vegas, sitting in First Lady Michelle Obama visitors' box during tonight's State of the Union Address.

It All Comes Down to Affordable Housing

Deborah De Santis | Posted 12.18.2016 | Impact
Deborah De Santis

We need elected officials to wake up to the affordable housing crisis and the importance of ensuring that people have housing with access to quality schools and quality healthcare, jobs and transportation.