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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.