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AP Was There: Original AP report of Oklahoma bombing 17.4.2015 AP National
EDITOR'S NOTE: On April 19, 1995, a pair of former U.S. Army soldiers loaded a rented Ryder truck with explosives in Oklahoma City and blew up a federal building and surrounding structures. The blast killed 168 people and injured more than 500 others, and the attack is the worst homegrown terror attack on American soil....
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Civil rights complaint seeks to stop cities from concentrating low-income housing in high-poverty neighborhoods 14.4.2015 MinnPost
A civil rights attorney based in Washington, D.C., thinks he has the method for forcing changes in how and where St. Paul and Minneapolis locate low-income housing. Michael Allen did not file a lawsuit against the cities and their joint Housing Finance Board. Instead, he filed a complaint with the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development that, if successful, could put tens of millions of dollars in block grant and other federal poverty grants at risk. That’s not the result that Allen and the local complainants — the Metropolitan Interfaith Council on Affordable Housing and three Minneapolis neighborhood organizations — necessarily want. Rather, the groups bringing the complaint want the two cities to stop over-concentrating low-income housing in already impoverished neighborhoods. Doing so, even while assuring the federal government that they are not, is in violation of both the federal Civil Rights Act and the Fair Housing Act, the complaint says. Asking HUD to investigate The complaint, ...
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L.A. County makes it easier for ex-inmates to get Section 8 housing 8.4.2015 LA Times: Top News
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Opinion: We are in the middle of a housing crisis 8.4.2015 CNN: Top Stories
Can you imagine paying $1,000 a month in rent to live in a one-car garage? Nicole, a 30-year-old woman, doesn't have to imagine this scenario because it's her everyday reality. The small and unusual living space is all that this employed, single mother can afford in her high-cost community in San Mateo, California.
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HUD Senior Adviser Golding to Head Federal Housing Administration 26.3.2015 Wall St. Journal: Policy
Officials at the White House and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development are close to tapping Edward Golding, a senior adviser at HUD, to lead the Federal Housing Administration, according to people familiar with the matter.
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Federal workers owe more than $3.5 billion in unpaid taxes 25.3.2015 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal workers and retirees owed more than $3.5 billion in unpaid taxes last year, a $200 million increase over the previous year, the IRS said Tuesday....
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How liberals block affordable housing 21.3.2015 Chicago Tribune: Opinion
Julian Castro is a smiling bundle of energy whose past includes being mayor of San Antonio and whose future may include a spot on a national Democratic ticket — say, as a nicely balanced running mate for a presidential nominee who is a white female from New York. Right now, though, ...
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Housing Scene 15.3.2015 Durango Herald
You tip everyone else, so why not your real estate agent?A great gesture for a job well done, perhaps. But tipping goes against the National Association of Realtors’ Code of Ethics.An agent should never accept money directly from a client, even if he’s gone above and beyond on their behalf. All monies should pass...
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Watchdog Raises Red Flag on Ginnie Mae 28.2.2015 Wall St. Journal: US
A report by the inspector general for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development said that it couldn’t sign off on financial statements made by Ginnie Mae, a federal loan backer.
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MetLife Home Loans agrees to pay $123.5 million penalty to feds 26.2.2015 Denver Post: News: Local
MetLife Home Loans has agreed to pay the U.S. $123.5 million to resolve allegations that MetLife Bank violated the False Claims Act by underwriting federal home loans that did not meet ...
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Subsidies go to ineligible houses 24.2.2015 Star Tribune: Nation
HUD paid $37M a month to residents who don’t comply with rules.
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Can Tiny Houses Help Fix Homelessness? 17.2.2015 Mother Jones
Hanging Out With the Tech Have-Nots at a Silicon Valley Shantytown In November 2013, June lived in a makeshift encampment of tarps and cardboard, squeezed between a road and a chain link fence in West Oakland, California. "It can happen to anybody, man," he says of life on the street. "Up today, down tomorrow. That's the way it goes." Come last winter, June upgraded from his ramshackle encampment to a pink wooden house with a tan door and shiny roof. The new house, which is just long enough for him to lie down inside, cost only $30 to build. It's one of about 25 colorful homes artist Greg Kloehn has fashioned from the massive amounts of garbage dumped illegally in Oakland—a city where a minimum wage worker would have to put in 150-hour weeks to afford a fair market, two-bedroom apartment. He uses whatever materials he happens upon—pallets, bed boards, sheets of plastic, dryer doors. One home has an umbrella and grill propped on its miniature front porch. Wheels accommodate the "nomadic life" of people ...
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How Does a City Count Its Homeless? I Tagged Along to Find Out 17.2.2015 Mother Jones
Hanging Out With the Tech Have-Nots at a Silicon Valley Shantytown Early in the evening on January 29, hundreds of people filed into a small assembly room at the San Francisco Health Department, psyched for the night's adventure: They were volunteers for the city's annual "point in time" homeless count, which was taking place simultaneously in cities across the United States.   Cities are required to participate in the count, which is based on criteria provided by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The data is used by legislators, government agencies, city officials, nonprofits—anyone who is interested, really—to evaluate strategies intended to curb homelessness. With deadlines approaching for the Obama Administration's goal of ending chronic and veteran homelessness by the end of 2015—this year's results would be particularly important. The administration even dispatched officials to rally the troops—San Francisco got White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough. "Tonight in Orlando, Tucson, ...
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Effort to boost military spending puts GOP in a bind on the budget 17.2.2015 Star Tribune: Business
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For veterans, having a home is not enough 12.2.2015 LA Times: Commentary
Proposed legislation recently introduced in the Senate arrived with a name that is seemingly hard to argue against: the Homeless Veterans Welcome Home Act. It is a well-intentioned bill meant to provide support for veterans transitioning into permanent housing and to help them acquire furniture...
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Roxbury’s Whittier Neighborhood Seeks $30 Million for Revitalization 11.2.2015 Boston Globe: Latest
Boston Housing Authority and the City of Boston are asking for $30 million from the federal government to improve quality of life in Roxbury’s Whittier ...
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LGBT conference protests Denver police shooting death of Jessica Hernandez 6.2.2015 Denver Post: News: Local
Activists at a conference Thursday night in Denver protested the recent Denver police shooting of a young ...
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Feds push back goal for ending chronic homelessness, cite budget constraints 3.2.2015 Star Tribune: Politics
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Feds delay by 1 year goals for ending homelessness 3.2.2015 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration is pushing back by one year its goals for ending homelessness among veterans and the general public....
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Feds now look to 2016 for ending homelessness among veterans 3.2.2015 Star Tribune: Nation
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