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Watt Now? (Or, Can Mel Watt Fix the Housing Crisis?)

Peter Dreier | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

News coverage of the Senate's confirmation of Congressman Mel Watt on Tuesday to head the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) was all about politics, not the housing or banking issues he now has to address.

President Obama's Unfinished Business on Housing

George Goehl | Posted 03.29.2013 | Politics
George Goehl

From climate change to human rights, President Obama sketched out a progressive agenda, but he neglected a crucially important element: finally ending the foreclosure crisis which continues to uproot families and blight communities.

Alexander Eichler

Fake Bank Of America Website Asks How You'd Run BofA | Alexander Eichler | Posted 04.19.2012 | Business

"Banking is too complicated for ordinary people to understand," reads the press release from "That's not to say people are stupid." T...

Angry Churches Pull Money From Big Banks

Posted 11.23.2011 | Religion

By Josef Kuhn Religion News Service (RNS) A small but growing number of religious communities across the country are removing their money from Wal...

Stunning Number: Big Banks Set to Lose 70,000 Accounts on Move Your Money Day

Van Jones | Posted 01.04.2012 | Business
Van Jones

Today, tens of thousands of people all over the country will leave the big banks and move their money to community banks and credit unions, where people remember things like customer service and loyalty.

Zach Carter

MoveOn Joins Move Your Money Project For Nov. 5 Day Of Action | Zach Carter | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

With the Occupy movement continuing to gather momentum, political organizers at the progressive nonprofit MoveOn are joining a campaign from other pro...

Untransferred Title Leads To Unfair Foreclosure For Houston Couple [WATCH]

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 12.10.2011 | Business

Under the best of circumstances, foreclosure is a painful process. But in Houston, Texas, one couple is now joining the unenviable ranks of those losi...

A Fair Mortgage Plan Will Turn the Economy Around, Create Millions Of Jobs... And Shrink the Federal Deficit

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 10.31.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

We can demand that the banks do the right thing, or we can continue to abandon the American middle class and let our economy keep flailing and failing.