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Homeowners Stuck With High Rates Even After Refinancing Program

Posted 04.06.2012 | Business

By Cora Currier ProPublica Some homeowners are getting stuck with relatively high interest rates even after they participate in the government's p...

Janell Ross

Banks Fail To Maintain Foreclosed Homes In Minority Neighborhoods: Report | Janell Ross | Posted 04.05.2012 | Business

Six of the nation’s largest banks have consistently failed to aggressively market and maintain foreclosed homes in communities of color, according t...

Take Action to Help Homeless Kids Now

Kevin M. Ryan | Posted 05.29.2012 | Impact
Kevin M. Ryan

If homeless children don't have a permanent place to stay, shouldn't they be able to get the help designated for them, without having to prove their status, or wallow in red tape while missing out on a childhood?

Homes For Michigan's Homeless Veterans

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 03.28.2012 | Detroit

Homeless Michigan veterans will soon receive some much needed assistance finding a place to stay. On Tuesday, Sens. Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow,...

The White House and Your House: Policy Inertia and Organizational Resistance in the On-going Crisis of American Housing

David Coates | Posted 05.26.2012 | Business
David Coates

In 2008-9, major banks in trouble were bailed out by American homeowners as taxpayers; but in 2012 American homeowners in trouble are not being bailed out by those same banks to anything like the same degree.

Bing And City Council At Odds Over Who Fate Of Department Of Human Services

Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 03.13.2012 | Detroit

The Detroit Department of Human Services faces an uncertain future as Mayor Dave Bing's administration and state and federal authorities plan to disso...

HUD Grants Homeless Programs $201 Million

Reuters | Posted 05.13.2012 | Impact

WASHINGTON, March 13 (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is awarding $201 million to 731 new programs to help the home...

Ben Hallman

This Is Not A Misprint: Good News For Some Homeowners With Bank of America Loans | Ben Hallman | Posted 03.08.2012 | Business

For once, now might be a good time to have a Bank of America home loan. Under the $25 billion foreclosure settlement signed last month, Bank of Ame...

Mark Gongloff

Who's Really Paying The Tab For The Mortgage Settlement? | Mark Gongloff | Posted 02.18.2012 | Business

Just who is paying for the big mortgage settlement, anyway? The Obama administration says it's the banks. Mortgage investors worry it will be them....

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...

Saki Knafo

They Live In Motels And On Friends' Couches, But Are These Kids Homeless? | Saki Knafo | Posted 02.12.2012 | Education

Homeless kids have the right to an education. That's the basic rationale behind the McKinney-Vento Act of 1987, a law meant to ensure that homeless ki...

Janell Ross

What The Mortgage Settlement Won't Cover | Janell Ross | Posted 02.09.2012 | Business

On September 25, 2010, Monica and Ricardo Zapata should have been out celebrating their tenth wedding anniversary, or enjoying a candlelight dinner in...

Eleanor Goldberg

Counting Homeless For A Night Leads To Unsheltered Populations In Need | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 01.31.2012 | Impact

While most New Yorkers were long curled up in bed at 1 a.m. Tuesday, Victoria Mohl was fighting back the January wind as she beelined for a shivering...

"We All Count"

Christine Schanes | Posted 03.31.2012 | Impact
Christine Schanes

Last Friday morning, hundreds of volunteers left deployment centers throughout San Diego County to count homeless people, an annual enumeration of homeless people run by the San Diego Regional Task Force on the Homeless.

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Pontiac's Emergency Manager Could Have Lost the City $850,000 | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 01.11.2012 | Detroit

U.S. Rep. Gary Peters came to Pontiac City Hall Wednesday morning to discuss his plan to combat an agreement between Pontiac Emergency Manager Lou Sch...

The Subsidized Housing Search 'Maze'

NYCity News Service | Posted 01.22.2012 | New York
 NYCity News Service

Finding housing is a nightmare for any New Yorker, but the task can be particularly vexing for those seeking government-subsidized apartments. There ...

How Cutting Government Spending Can Increase the Cost of Government

Thomas Fisher | Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics
Thomas Fisher

The evidence is clear and undisputable: cutting government spending in areas that prevent problems from occurring in the first place can cost taxpayers more over the long run.

It's Madness: the Incarceration of Disabled Homeless People in the US

Paul Boden | Posted 11.07.2011 | Politics
Paul Boden

The criminal justice system has displaced the mental health system as the main institution for dealing with poor people with psychiatric disabilities in the United States.

4 Teens Shot Near Mayor's Planned Meeting On South Side

Posted 10.31.2011 | Chicago

Four teens were wounded Tuesday night in a drive-by shooting in Chicago's Woodlawn neighborhood--where Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Sen. Dick Durbin and U.S. H...

Amnesty for the Indefensible

Robert Scheer | Posted 10.24.2011 | Business
Robert Scheer

They will get away with it, at least in this life. "They" are the Wall Street usurers, people of a sort condemned in Scripture, who have brought more misery to this nation than we have known since the Great Depression.

Chicago Suburb Sued By Feds, Accused Of Forcing Out Low-Income, Black Residents

Posted 10.05.2011 | Chicago

The federal government filed a lawsuit Thursday against the city of Joliet, claiming their effort to condemn a low-income housing complex in the area ...

BofA Signs HUD Pact Worth Millions Over Faulty Loss Mitigation

American Banker | Kate Berry and Jeff Horwitz | Posted 10.04.2011 | Business

The Department of Housing and Urban Development has reached a settlement with Bank of America that releases the company from liability for failing to ...

Number Of Homeless Vets Drops By 55,000: VA

Posted 09.14.2011 | Impact

By Molly O'Toole WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of homeless veterans on any given night has dropped by over 55,000, the Department of Vetera...

Obama Launches Community-Based Urban Program To Spark Growth

Posted 09.10.2011 | Business

DETROIT -- The Obama administration is launching a pilot program designed to spark economic growth in urban America by partnering federal officials wi...

Crisis Philanthropy: Partnerships & Co-Investment

Michael Likosky | Posted 09.05.2011 | Impact
Michael Likosky

Tough economic times demand that not only foundations but also individuals and governments embrace this leveraging. I call this new approach to giving Crisis Philanthropy.