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Big Bank To Pay $1 Billion For Sketchy Mortgages

AP | By ERIC TUCKER | Posted 06.18.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — SunTrust has agreed to pay nearly $1 billion to resolve allegations that it underwrote and endorsed faulty mortgage loans, the Jus...

Where Is The Homeless Capital of America?

Joel John Roberts | Posted 05.02.2014 | Impact
Joel John Roberts

Should we be really calling this competition a derby for winners? Sadly, the real losers in this country's breakdown of social care are the people who are still struggling on our streets. No matter what city or state they reside.

Rule Changes Tighten Reverse Mortgage Eligibility

Jason Alderman | Posted 03.31.2014 | Business
Jason Alderman

Reverse mortgages have become increasingly popular in recent years, as cash-strapped seniors seek ways to keep pace with rising expenses -- not to mention cope with the pummeling their retirement savings took during the Great Recession.

Feds Investigate Christie's Post-Sandy Relief Efforts

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Federal officials are taking a closer look at how New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's administration spent $25 million to promote ...

Same-Sex Housing Discrimination Is Real, Victim Shares Her Story

HuffPost Live | Posted 06.25.2013 | Gay Voices

Marissa Higgins joins HuffPost Live to talk about experiencing same-sex housing discrimination....

Amanda Terkel

Same-Sex Couples Face Significant Housing Discrimination, Historic Government Study Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Same-sex couples face significant levels of discrimination in the rental housing market, according to a landmark government study releas...

OPINION: Fewer Homeless People, A Bush Legacy

www.cnn.com | Posted 04.30.2013 | Impact

Have you noticed that homelessness isn't worse? Here we are, living through the most protracted joblessness crisis since the Great Depression -- and s...

Mortgage Lender Charged With Defrauding Government

Reuters | Jonathan Stempel | Posted 04.04.2013 | Business

(Reuters) - The United States on Thursday sued a New York mortgage company it said defrauded the federal government into insuring poor quality home lo...

The Big Apple, Biggest and Best in... Homelessness?

Kevin M. Ryan | Posted 05.13.2013 | Impact
Kevin M. Ryan

New York leads the nation with many superlatives: it's the biggest, the artiest and most visited of our cities. Now, it has topped its own unfortunate record, with more homeless people sleeping in shelters each night than ever: more than 50,000 each night.

Sequestration To Force Weeklong Closure Of Government Agency

Reuters | Posted 05.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, March 11 (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on Monday said it plans to shut its doors for a total of seven...

Federal Government Can't Even Get Its Own Workers To Pay Taxes

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 05.08.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON — The number of federal workers and retirees who owed delinquent income taxes jumped by nearly 12 percent in 2011, the Internal Reven...

Chelsea Kiene

Sequestration Risks Displacing Thousands Of Low-Income Families, Individuals

HuffingtonPost.com | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 03.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Low-income families, veterans, senior citizens and disabled individuals waiting for assistance under the federal housing voucher program...

Amanda Terkel

Obama Circumvents Gridlocked Congress To Advance LGBT Rights

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Don't expect any landmark gay rights bills in the 113th Congress. The GOP-controlled House of Representatives continues to use taxpayer ...

HUD's Disparate Impact Rule Praised by Fair Housing Advocates: Misunderstood by Critics

Gregory D. Squires | Posted 04.26.2013 | Politics
Gregory D. Squires

Fair, objective, and non-discriminatory policies and practices are essential for any city to pursue successful community revitalization initiatives.

Resolve To End Homelessness In 2013

Sally Steenland | Posted 03.05.2013 | Religion
Sally Steenland

Here's an idea that avoids false promises and fulfills another top New Year's resolution: to help others. Let's take some of those dollars that we pay out on fake science and so-called miracle weight-loss products and spend them on a worthwhile alternative: homelessness in America.

Federal Housing Administration Head Confirmed By Senate

Reuters | Posted 03.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Dec 30 (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Sunday confirmed the head of the Federal Housing Administration in her position despite mounting l...

Is Obama's Foreclosure Settlement Working?

Eric Zuesse | Posted 01.21.2013 | Politics
Eric Zuesse

On November 19th, the core of the Obama "Justice" Department's "49 State Settlement," of the millions of fraud claims by the suing mortgagees against ...

BofA Settles Allegations Of Mortgage Discrimination

Reuters | Posted 11.14.2012 | Business

* Said to demand extra documents from disabled borrowers * Payments of $1,000-$5,000 to be offered * Review of 25,000 ap...

How Latinos Are Shaping the Future of American Cities

Pablo Manriquez | Posted 11.12.2012 | Latino Voices
Pablo Manriquez

As the Latino population in the United States continues to grow, the urban and suburban living preferences of Latino communities will no doubt continue to evolve.

Arthur Delaney

Obama Administration Hogs Housing Credit

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration wants all the credit for a drop in Nevada foreclosure filings even though housing analysts have attributed some...

Veterans for Obama

Setti Warren | Posted 07.18.2012 | Politics
Setti Warren

The President has kept his promise to veterans and has been steadfast in his support in helping military families cope with the heavy burdens they all must bear in keeping our country safe.

Mitt Puts Foot in Mouth Again

Dominic Carter | Posted 06.16.2012 | Politics
Dominic Carter

After all it's Mitt Romney. One step forward, two steps backwards.

Homeowners Can't Afford Another Missed Opportunity

Janis Bowdler | Posted 06.17.2012 | Latino Voices
Janis Bowdler

With a little creativity and cooperation, REOs can become a driving force in neighborhood stabilization. Homeowners cannot afford for banks and regulators to miss another opportunity like this.

Homeless With Children

William Laney | Posted 06.06.2012 | Impact
William Laney

Families who live in motels, or double-up with family or friends, qualify as homeless beings and deserve the aid given to the more visibly homeless.

City Boasts Unique Ideas In Vet Housing To Combat Homelessness

Posted 03.27.2012 | Impact

One veteran housing complex is changing the way veterans are getting -- and providing -- help. The Veteran's Manor, an apartment complex in Milwau...