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More Budget Follies

President Bush issued another round of proposed cuts to housing and social service programs in February as he sent his latest budget to Congress....

Settlement Not Enough?

In the second largest settlement ever involving an alleged predatory lender, Ameriquest agreed to a $325 million settlement in January after a two-year investigation...

Victory in Lead Poison Fight

Anti-lead advocates scored a big win in court in February when a jury ruled that three paint companies sold products they knew contained toxic...

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Housing Fund Gets HijackedHousing advocates should have been smiling when the U.S. House of Representatives voted on Oct. 26 to require Fannie Mae and...

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Home Loans for the UndocumentedThe Illinois Housing Development Authority will soon offer home mortgages to people who do not have social security numbers or...

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CDC Partnership Gets Big Job in BostonPartners for Jackson, a development group led by two Boston CDCs, won a contract in June to redevelop...

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Salt Lake Officials Try to Redirect Low-Income Housing City councilors in Salt Lake City are trying to redirect where low-income and affordable housing can...

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A Different Twist on Equal Opportunity Housing officials in Berkeley, California, were surprised recently to be told they might be favoring African-Americans over people...

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HUD Ordered to Desegregate in Baltimore A federal judge chided HUD for concentrating African-American families in Baltimore public housing, and said the federal agency...

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Rent Control Advocates Lose Again in Boston The long fight to bring some form of rent control back to Boston continued this winter, as...

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Pocketbook Voting As part of a strategy designed to increase annual take home pay by hundreds of dollars for Florida low-wage workers, and potentially increase...

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Honey, I Shrunk the Bank The four federal bank regulatory agencies have proposed changing the definition of a “small bank” from one with assets...

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From the Frontline to the Sideline (of society) The federal government reported that veterans make up 9 percent of the U.S. population but 23...

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One Of A Kind Jane Wood, longtime New York City tenant activist, died in March at the age of 96. Wood began fighting to help...

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Starting Small Brings Big Rewards In Michigan, some organizations are coming up with creative approaches to teach the value of a dollar – a dollar...

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Nothing We Can Do The reach of Georgia’s Fair Lending Act was shortened considerably when the U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency...

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Foundation Follies I Foundation executives lobbied hard to kill an amendment in the Charitable Giving Act of 2003 that would have forced foundations to...

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WAKE UP!! HUD Secretary Mel Martinez got a wake-up call from National People’s Action (NPA) at his home on Sunday, June 1st. NPA and...

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Comfortably Numb Rocker Has Feelings for HomelessThe glamorous lifestyle of rock stars can seem profligate, but sacrificing a $5.9 million London home for charity...

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Broken Promises ICurrent and former tenants of Chicago’s public housing are suing the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) for failing to provide “adequate relocation assistance...

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