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There Have To Be Better Ways To Fight Poverty. The White House Wants To Find Them.
The big idea is to help people quickly.
How The Obama Administration Is Helping Big Bank Felons
So much for that tough talk about holding Wall Street accountable for its crimes.
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Obama Administration Rails Against GOP Bill To Deregulate Wall Street
Obama's budget director plants a flag against bank-friendly funding plan.
Multi-Layered Celebration at Ellis Island
genealogical adventurer and storyteller
The event marked the completion of the Peopling of America Center, the formal post-Sandy re-opening, the bestowal of Family Heritage Awards to Diane von Furstenberg, Patti LuPone and Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and the naturalization of eight new American citizens. Following are a few highlights.
Obama Officials Come To Detroit, Announce Aid Package For Bankrupt City
Harold Schaitberger, general president of the International Association of Fire Fighters, represents Detroit's firefighters
San Francisco Middle School Student Tells Obama Official: ‘White People Are Taking Over'
According to SF Weekly, one student had a shocking -- but perhaps, telling answer: white people. On a recent visit to Everett
To Rescue Local Economies, Cities Seize Underwater Mortgages Through Eminent Domain
E.P. Clapp Distinguished Professor of Politics, Occidental Col...
In almost every part of the country, entire neighborhoods -- and in some cases, whole cities -- are underwater. They are not victims of natural disasters like Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy. They are drowning in debt, victims of Wall Street's reckless and predatory lending practices.
National Mortgage Settlement Review Prompts Dual-Tracking Discussions With Banks
Officials said they are considering changing current policy by agreeing with banks to halt foreclosure proceedings when borrowers
National Mortgage Settlement Monitor Finds Few Flaws As Consumer Advocates Cry Foul
Mark Rodgers, Citi spokesman, said: “We are currently working to implement corrective actions as soon as possible under the
Same-Sex Couples Face Housing Discrimination
Same-sex couples face significant levels of discrimination in the rental housing market, according to a landmark government study released on Tuesday. Zach Carter joins HuffPost Live to discuss.
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Same-Sex Couples Face Significant Housing Discrimination, Historic Government Study Says
HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan announced the findings on Friday during an event at the agency for HUD GLOBE, the association
Dancing Around the Housing Crisis: A Response to Secretary Shaun Donovan
Staff Attorney, MFY Legal Services, Inc.
Donovan must continue to monitor the progress of the Settlement with its goal in mind: to save families' homes from unnecessary foreclosure. With so few first lien modifications reported by the banks, it is clear that goal is not being achieved.
Sequestration Puts Rental Assistance Programs In Jeopardy
"[It's] a significant reduction. I think that [the public housing agencies] have been squeezed quite a bit over the last
Obama Circumvents Gridlocked Congress To Advance LGBT Rights
A 2011 survey of transgender and gender non-conforming individuals by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and the National
Dept. of Education Latest Report Shows More than 1% of School Kids in 2011 Were Homeless
Activist, Advocate and Author.
Last month the U.S. Department of Education issued their most recent report on the education of homeless children. The results -- which even the agency admits are incomplete -- paint a bleak picture of the nation and its glut of homeless kids.
Don't Quit the Dream: A Vision for Homeownership Beyond 2012
Our community's skepticism is warranted, but there is one reason to think that these latest efforts may be the precursor to true relief: Elected officials finally seem to have gotten the message that voters care about housing.
Are Banking Reparations Justified?
D. Sidney Potter
Although the former is a gross simplification of facts for this philosophical argument -- and admittedly a slightly skewed
Obama Administration Takes Too Much Credit For Nevada's Foreclosure Decline
The Donovan op-ed is not the first time the Obama administration has helped itself to more credit than it probably deserves
DeMarco Speaks! (With Closed Captioning for the Mortgage-Impaired)
Richard (RJ) Eskow
Host of 'The Zero Hour'; Writer; Senior Advisor, Social Securi...
DeMarco's still an unelected ideologue with too much power, and he still needs to go. But yesterday, he finally spoke up. To anyone with the right political or emotional closed-captioning device the message was loud and clear: Don't rush me, Mr. President -- and find yourself another fall guy.
US Housing Secretary Pushes Mortgage Write-Downs For Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac
By Reuters, Reuters
By using increased financial incentives, the administration has made it harder for the FHFA to dismiss concerns that allowing
Behind Every 'Distressed Asset' Is a Distressed Human Being
New York filmmaker/author/blogger
Shaun Donovan, with his engineering of the robo-signing settlement, has done his best to emulate former President George W. Bush's "mission accomplished" moment, trying to spin the deal as some sort of resolution.
Bon Jovi, VA, HUD Launch Contest: Create App To Help Homeless Vets, Win $25,000
Pete Dougherty, acting executive director of VA's homeless veterans initiative, thinks that besides the money, there's a
Mortgage Settlement Money Is For Homeowners, Housing Secretary Cautions State Governments
Donovan's comments came in a conference call with reporters. He said that the attorneys general of Illinois and Indiana have
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