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US Department of Housing and Urban Development

Counting Homeless Kids, the Right Way

Kevin M. Ryan | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics
Kevin M. Ryan

Children don't vote. They rely on us to protect them. The ones who are the most vulnerable, those who are homeless and at risk of being prostituted, need us more than ever.

City In Illinois Prevents Church From Helping Homeless People

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 03.25.2014 | Impact

Updated March 24, 2014: 6:10 p.m. EST Many more people will be forced to sleep outside in below freezing temperatures now that the city of Rockford...

Two Reports, One Conclusion: Do More to End Homelessness

Maria Foscarinis | Posted 02.17.2013 | Impact
Maria Foscarinis

On December 10, Human Rights Day, two national reports were released. The two reports paint a disturbing picture of human rights in the U.S. -- but also offer reason for hope.

Bank To Pay Hundreds Of Millions To Settle Claims Of Reckless Lending

Reuters | Posted 07.10.2012 | Business

* One of biggest US lawsuits over risky home loans * HUD incurred losses when some of the loans defaulted * Damages to b...

Take Action to Help Homeless Kids Now

Kevin M. Ryan | Posted 05.29.2012 | Impact
Kevin M. Ryan

If homeless children don't have a permanent place to stay, shouldn't they be able to get the help designated for them, without having to prove their status, or wallow in red tape while missing out on a childhood?

Ben Hallman

Banks Winning On Government Handouts, Guess Who's Losing?

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Hallman | Posted 03.16.2012 | Business

If there was any doubt about whether it is better financially to be a big bank or a small housing counseling nonprofit, consider how both are faring i...

Discrimination Lawsuit Holds Subprime Lenders Accountable

Shaun Donovan | Posted 03.17.2012 | Politics
Shaun Donovan

African-American and Latino families have been hit especially hard by economic recession. Most outrageously, these communities were also targets of many of the practices that helped cause it -- including discrimination, predatory lending and fraud.

Possible Cuts Would Leave Most Vulnerable in Peril

Deborah De Santis | Posted 01.04.2012 | Impact
Deborah De Santis

As Congress deliberates over the fate of the Department of Housing and Urban Development budget, I urge them to not be penny wise and pound foolish. Congress has a daunting task of balancing the budget while attempting to preserve the safety net for those most in need.

Are Homeless Counts Like Counting Sheep?

Joel John Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Joel John Roberts

Is there an end in sight? Or will this country respond to these homeless counts in the same way we respond to counting sheep? We become dormant, and fall asleep.

Chicago Couple Accused Of Refusing To Sell Home To Black Buyers

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A Chicago couple faces federal discrimination charges after allegedly refusing to sell their South Side home to a black couple because of their race. ...

Feds Try To Help Chicago Housing Authority Residents Quit Smoking

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Housing Authority's Roosevelt Square development will gradually go smoke-free as part of a federally funded pilot program announced Thursd...

Jenny Gibson's Story: Stimulus Funds Save Single Mom On Brink Of Homelessness

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Last year, San Diego resident Jenny Gibson found herself unemployed after losing her job with a nonprofit organization. For this hard-working single m...

Ted Harvey Investigated For Fraud

The Denver Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

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