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Housing and Urban Development

Is the U.S. Falling Behind Mexico? News From Ambos Nogales

Michael Dear | Posted 07.30.2014 | Latino Voices
Michael Dear

Today Mexican Nogales, known formally as Heroica Nogales, is booming and I wanted to catch up on what had been happening. By the end of my visit, I was convinced that the US is falling perilously behind Mexico in terms of borderland economic investment, growth and development.

Republicans Know Hillary Rodham Clinton Is a Force to Be Reckoned With

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 07.27.2014 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

Republicans are throwing everything they have up against the wall to see if it sticks trying to keep Hillary Rodham Clinton from running for president. Their problem is this woman who they are trying to paint as diminished in some way is clearly miles ahead in energy and brainpower from any of the people that want the 2016 Republican nomination.

Obama To Name Julian Castro As HUD Secretary Friday

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 05.23.2014 | Politics

CHICAGO (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama intends to nominate San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro to become housing secretary and will ...

Obama Cabinet May Be Boost For Rising Dem

AP | EMILY SCHMALL | Posted 05.18.2014 | Politics

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — President Barack Obama's expected nomination of San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro as secretary of Housing and Urban Developme...

Obama Eyeing Rising Democratic Star For Cabinet Post

AP | JULIE PACE and EMILY SCHMALL | Posted 07.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Shuffling his second-term Cabinet, President Barack Obama plans to nominate Housing Secretary Shaun Donovan to be budget director ...

NYC Tech Growth Booming, Education Not Keeping Pace, Signs of Hope

André Corrêa d'Almeida | Posted 07.01.2014 | New York
André Corrêa d'Almeida

New data released by the Census Bureau shows that even though the recession has ended, the city's poverty rate continues to increase, and the gap between the rich and poor is on the rise. Information and communication technology, however, offers signs of hope.

Reverse Robin Hood Funding Threatens San Diego

Laura Barrett | Posted 06.21.2014 | Politics
Laura Barrett

San Diego's sunny beaches and beautiful college campuses can be deceptive. The city's soaring housing costs force university students and low-income f...

Could The Fair Housing Act Keep You in Your Home?

Richard Zombeck | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Richard Zombeck

When foreclosure actions due to predatory lending are fought from a Civil Rights perspective, the rights and interests of the homeowner who was wronged becomes the focus. It's about fairness and an even playing field. That's all anyone ever wanted.

Will the Housing Market Be a Casualty of the Government Shutdown?

National Council of La Raza | Posted 12.10.2013 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

Homeownership remains the cornerstone for stabilizing and rebuilding the middle class. But some in Congress seem determined to make it nearly impossible for struggling communities to recover.

Homeless Advocates Cooperating: It's an Art Form

Pat LaMarche | Posted 11.27.2013 | Arts
Pat LaMarche

Homeless artists from Austin have been creating and selling their work with encouragement and materials provided by Art from the Streets.

Double THUD: The Legislative Debacle Before the August Congressional Recess Hurts Budget Prospects for Fiscal Year 2014

Scott Lilly | Posted 08.15.2013 | Politics
Scott Lilly

Nothing illustrates the utter dysfunctionality of the 113th Congress more than the failure of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, or THUD, appropriations bills to pass in both houses right before Congress left for its August recess.

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...

Some Veterans Die Waiting for Benefits, One Man Lives to Help Them

Pat LaMarche | Posted 04.29.2013 | Impact
Pat LaMarche

Books are written about the lawyers who dedicate pro-bono time to helping the indigent. One such book put out by the American Bar Association is a collection of stories about the good work being done. But none of the stories tells a tale like the one going on in Charleston.

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 ...

Marine Guards Homeless Camp

Pat LaMarche | Posted 03.28.2013 | Impact
Pat LaMarche

Unlike the military men that were once stationed adjacent to bordellos and trading posts, this 21st century Marine sentry hasn't worn a uniform in quite some time. But that doesn't make him any less duty bound or his imposing stature any less intimidating.

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...

Homeless Rate Remains Steady

AP | By KEVIN FREKING | Posted 12.09.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — A vigorous effort to house the homeless has been countered somewhat by a sluggish economy. The federal government a...

For Boomers, a Thousand Flavors of Retirement

Ron Cappello | Posted 11.19.2012 | Fifty
Ron Cappello

Every day, 10,000 more Americans turn 65. The baby boomers are behind an unprecedented agequake that will shake up not only this country, but the rest of the developed world. How will this vast new market impact the economic and social landscape?

McKinney-Vento Turns 25 and Homelessness Continues to Grow!

Paul Boden | Posted 09.24.2012 | Impact
Paul Boden

McKinney-Vento homeless assistance programs have increasingly become a catch-all system for people who were once permanently housed by mainstream federal programs such as HUD and USDA.

Using the Olympics to Stimulate Urban Growth

Mitchell L. Moss | Posted 10.01.2013 | World
Mitchell L. Moss

How London grows will be the true legacy of the 2012 Olympics. As cities such as Rio de Janeiro and Chicago consider their own Olympic aspirations, the impact of London's city building strategy will be the best game to watch.

Saki Knafo

At White House Panel On Homeless Kids, Some Say Obama Isn't Helping Enough

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 07.14.2012 | Impact

Carrie Parker likes to say that her story isn't a "typical homeless story." It started with a teenager "knocking on my door, asking for a place to sta...

Alignment Quiz for African Leaders: A note From the African World Economic Forum

Daniel Isenberg | Posted 07.29.2012 | World
Daniel Isenberg

Just imagine how fast financial institutions, health care delivery, and public education would improve if leaders forced themselves to have their and their families' interests completely aligned with those of their constituents as well.

Janell Ross

U.S. Bank Faces Federal Investigation

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 04.17.2012 | Business

U.S. Bank on Tuesday joined the ranks of large financial firms facing discrimination charges for the way it maintains foreclosed homes in mostly black...

Fed Up With Housing Policy

Paul Boden | Posted 06.12.2012 | Politics
Paul Boden

We can't put our hope in politicians and organizations that attempt to smooth out the edges of terrible legislation while people lose their homes and programs are gutted. In communities across the country, groups are joining hands to build a movement for the human right to housing.

Janell Ross

Feds Launch Probe Of Wells Fargo Housing Practices

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 04.12.2012 | Business

Wells Fargo & Co., the nation's largest mortgage lender, is facing the second of at least two federal probes into how it treats minority borrowers and...