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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 Veterans A...

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.

LGBT Housing Discrimination in 2011: A Time for Pride and Action

John Trasvina | Posted 08.24.2011 | Politics
John Trasvina

Some LGBT individuals and families hide their identities in order to secure the apartment or house they want. That is not a price that anyone should pay in the United States of America.

Mortgage Counseling: HUD Should Do More Than "Incorporate by Reference"

Michael A. Livermore and Richard L. Revesz | Posted 08.22.2011 | Politics
Michael A. Livermore and Richard L. Revesz

The Department of Housing and Urban Development has taken some steps toward improving housing counseling by indicating that new rules may be on the horizon. But to really make a difference, HUD must tailor its rules to maximize the benefits of counseling.

Turned Down For A Home Loan Or Apartment Because You're A Mom? Someone Just Broke The Law

Mary Olivella | Posted 08.14.2011 | Politics
Mary Olivella

When trying to rent or buy a home, everyone should get a fair shake. But many credit-worthy pregnant women and mothers are being denied home loans or rentals solely because they are on maternity leave or have children.

Feds Release Funding to Combat Veteran Homelessness

Chris Birk | Posted 08.13.2011 | Politics
Chris Birk

The federal government continues to take steps to curb the problem of veteran homelessness. Public housing authorities in 18 states will receive $5.4...

Ending Pregnancy-Related Lending Discrimination Is a Priority for HUD and America's Families

John Trasvina | Posted 08.07.2011 | Politics
John Trasvina

Lenders certainly have the right to verify income and determine creditworthiness. But they may not single out women on maternity leave for special guarantees, ignore their resources or assume that have no income or will not return to work.

Media Hit on Housing Programs Is Off Target

Sunia Zaterman | Posted 07.17.2011 | Media
Sunia Zaterman

Public housing is a multibillion dollar asset that is home to 2.2 million working families, seniors and people with disabilities. Not only is money not being wasted, it is producing an excellent return on investment.

In New Orleans, Many Have Yet to Travel the Road Home

James Perry | Posted 07.10.2011 | Politics
James Perry

Both Louisiana and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development should immediately reopen settlement talks and work with post-Katrina plaintiffs to achieve the best result for homeowners who are still struggling to repair their homes and their communities.

Shahien Nasiripour

Deutsche Bank Accused Of Massive Mortgage Fraud By U.S. Government | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 07.03.2011 | Business

The Justice Department sued Deutsche Bank AG, one of the world's 10 biggest banks by assets, on Tuesday for at least $1 billion for defrauding taxpaye...