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HUD Secretary Ben Carson doubles down on dismantling Obama-era fair-housing policies 19.5.2018 Washington Post
The agency announced that it is withdrawing a computer assessment tool that provides communities with data and maps to help them gauge neighborhood segregation.
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HUD Drops Obama-Era Tool Aimed at Enforcing Fair Housing Law 19.5.2018 Wall St. Journal: Policy
The Department of Housing and Development said the computer tool was difficult to use and frequently produced unacceptable assessments.
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No, the Mueller investigation hasn't gone on too long 17.5.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
No, the Mueller investigation hasn't gone on too long
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Trump’s welfare plan misses a key piece: Transportation 13.5.2018 Washington Post
Advocates for those who rely on public assistance say the plan increases work requirements without taking into account that those who need the benefits often have little or no access to transportation.
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At Sean Hannity properties in low-income areas, an aggressive approach to rent collection 11.5.2018 Washington Post
The Fox News host has described his real estate holdings in working-class neighborhoods in compassionate terms, but his property managers have sought court-ordered evictions at twice the statewide rate.
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Why Ben Carson Is Raising Rents 9.5.2018 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
HUD’s plan would increase the minimum to $150, but it also includes needed flexibility for cities.
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Carson and HUD are sued over delaying anti-segregation rule 8.5.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The suit, which also names HUD Secretary Ben Carson, was filed Tuesday morning, citing the agency's postponement of a rule that targeted segregation.
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The Finance 202: Good news on the economy may not be a result of GOP tax cuts 8.5.2018 Washington Post
The Finance 202: Good news on the economy may not be a result of GOP tax cuts
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Government Remains the Biggest Obstacle to Fair Housing 8.5.2018 American Prospect
Steve Yeater/AP Images for AIDS Healthcare Foundation Marchers walk to the California State Capitol to protest the high cost of rental housing The National Fair Housing Alliance recently issued its annual  Fair Housing Trends Report . The study found that the number of housing discrimination complaints continues to increase. But beyond this troubling pattern in increased complaints is an even more startling development: private, nonprofit fair housing organizations - not federal, state or local agencies - handled most of those complaints.  The biggest obstacle to a person or family’s right to housing, it turns out, is still the federal government’s failure to vigorously enforce existing laws. Of the 28,843 complaints reported nationwide in 2017 (600 more than the previous year—a 2 percent increase over 2016 and the fourth straight year of increases) independent fair housing groups stepped up to address the vast majority— more than 70 percent—of the complaints. Even though the total number of complaints ...
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HUD Secretary Ben Carson to be sued for suspending Obama-era fair-housing rule 8.5.2018 Washington Post
A lawsuit to be filed at midnight by fair-housing advocates accuses Carson of unlawfully suspending a rule intended to end nearly 50 years of inaction and enforce the 1968 Fair Housing Act by compelling communities to draft plans to desegregate — or risk losing federal funds.
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Ben Carson called this small Illinois town a ‘dying community.’ Its people, and basketball, are hanging on. 4.5.2018 Washington Post
Cairo, Ill., has been depopulating for decades, but an ongoing public housing crisis threatens its very existence. As the town shrinks — along with the solutions to stabilize it — Illinois confronts an issue facing states across the country: whether to lift disadvantaged communities by reviving public housing or tell people to move on.
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Rent Increases and Work Requirements for the Poor, Mortgage-Interest Deductions for the Rich 3.5.2018 American Prospect
AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson takes his seat before testifying before a House Committee on Appropriation subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill The Trump administration’s proposal to reform housing programs for the poor,  unveiled  last week, is just one among its many plans to gut anti-poverty programs, even as its authors bleat platitudes about getting people “back to work.”  The proposal from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), outlined in the 2019 president’s budget, would raise rents on around four million families who receive federal rental assistance. HUD proposes increasing recipients’ rent payments from 30 percent of gross income to 35 percent, and also  triples  the minimum required rent payment from a $50 cap to about $150. On average, people would see their rents raised by about  44 percent . In addition to forcing people living in poverty to hand over money that’s probably already earmarked for other basic ...
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The Case for Building Public Housing That Doesn’t Suck—And Lots of It 2.5.2018 Mother Jones
Housing has been one of the single greatest vehicles for building wealth in the United States. Yet the ranks of Americans who can’t find affordable housing are swelling.  Although the problem goes back decades, the collapse of the housing bubble in 2008 and the recession that followed made it impossible to ignore how dysfunctional America’s housing landscape has […]
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Carson’s HUD rent hike is a fix in search of a problem 1.5.2018 Washington Post
Carson’s HUD rent hike is a fix in search of a problem
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A once obscure office at HUD is the subject of unusually intense lobbying effort 30.4.2018 Washington Post: Politics
An industry group, angry over regulations, targeted two career officials for ties to Obama.
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The steep price of the Trumpian circus 30.4.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Republicans’ assault on the poor gets buried in scandals.
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New HUD policy arrives with a THUD 29.4.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
New HUD policy arrives with a THUD
The poor don’t have a prayer in today’s Washington 28.4.2018 Washington Post
The poor don’t have a prayer in today’s Washington
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HUD Secretary Ben Carson’s proposal to triple rents for poorest households would hurt single mothers the most 27.4.2018 Washington Post
HUD Secretary Ben Carson’s proposal to triple rents for poorest households would hurt single mothers the most
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What homeless crisis? HUD Secretary Ben Carson wants to raise rents on the poorest of the poor 27.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

On Tuesday, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson was on L.A.’s skid row touring a women’s shelter and praising Los Angeles for its ambitious efforts to end homelessness. On Wednesday, Carson proposed new laws that could make it much more difficult to do just that.

Carson unveiled...

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