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L.A. County sets high goal to get all veterans off the street by 2016 31.1.2015 LA Times: Opinion
Traipsing through skid row, trailing media cameras and advance staff, U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro stopped to talk to a homeless woman with a white blanket draped over her head.
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High rent limits Housing Solutions 30.1.2015 Durango Herald
Federal money flowed in again this year to help stabilize local families in need, but the dollars aren’t going as far as they have in the past. Housing Solutions for the Southwest received $139,910 this week for a transitional housing program that serves mostly women and children fleeing domestic violence, said Elizabeth Salkind,...
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Transitional housing’s reach limited by high rent 30.1.2015 Durango Herald
Federal money flowed in again this year to help stabilize local families in need, but the dollars aren’t going as far as they have in the past. Housing Solutions for the Southwest received $139,910 this week for a transitional housing program that serves mostly women and children fleeing domestic violence, said Elizabeth Salkind,...
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'Housing First' Policy for Addressing Homelessness Hamstrung By Funding Issues 27.1.2015 American Prospect
  (AP Photo/The El Paso Times, Mark Lambie) Andre Stokes, who is homeless, tries to stay warm in a shelter he built in downtown El Paso Tuesday, January 13, 2015. Temperatures were in the 30s, which is unusual for the El Paso area.  In an era of shrinking financial resources, policymakers, providers, and activists who work on homelessness prevention and care in the United States have been forced to develop new strategies. There was a time when officials at the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) saw it as their responsibility to provide both housing and supportive services for homeless individuals, but now HUD now is refocusing its budget predominately on rent and housing—with the hope that other local, state, and federal agencies will play a greater role in providing supportive care. However, whether other organizations will actually be able to pick up those costs and responsibilities remains unclear. The first major federal legislative response to homelessness was the McKinney-Vento Act ...
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State to get $48M from feds to help house homeless 27.1.2015 Seattle Times: Top stories
Washington will receive $48.2 million in federal money for more than 200 projects that shelter homeless adults and children or prevent them from ending up sleeping in parks or cars in the first place.
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State to get $48M from feds to help house homeless 27.1.2015 Seattle Times: Politics
Washington will receive $48.2 million in federal money for more than 200 projects that shelter homeless adults and children or prevent them from ending up sleeping in parks or cars in the first place.
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Discrimination is discrimination even if it's not intentional 23.1.2015 LA Times: Commentary
In an ideal America, it might be appropriate for the law to concern itself only with racial discrimination that is overt, conscious and deliberate. In the real America of entrenched racial inequality, Congress and the courts rightly have recognized that it's also necessary to address policies...
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Is the Supreme Court About to Gut Another Civil Rights Law? 21.1.2015 Mother Jones
In June of 2013, the Supreme Court struck down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act, making it more difficult to enforce that landmark civil rights law. On Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments about another 1960s law combating racial discrimination—and civil rights advocates fear the Court is poised to gut it as well. The question before the court is whether the Fair Housing Act of 1968, intended to fight pervasive residential segregation, bans practices that unintentionally discriminate against minorities. For decades, the law has been used not only to fight intentional discrimination but any other practices that have a "disparate impact" on racial and other minority groups. Under the FHA, it is illegal to "refuse to sell or rent… to refuse to negotiate for the sale or rental of, or otherwise make unavailable or deny, a dwelling to any person because of race, color, religion, sex, familial status, or national origin." Civil rights advocates believe this language is broad enough to ...
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Revealed at Last: Magic Leap’s Vision for Augmented Reality, in 32 Patent Illustrations 20.1.2015 Wired Top Stories
Here's why Google invested $542 million in an secretive Florida ...
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Facing the facts on affordable housing in the Twin Cities 19.1.2015 Star Tribune: Editorials
Region will be stronger without concentrations of poverty.
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Unraveling the myth of the American West 19.1.2015 CNN: Top Stories
The Federal Housing Administration’s risky move to lower premiums 17.1.2015 Washington Post: Editorials
CONTRARY TO many confident predictions by its leadership, the Federal Housing Administration needed a $1.7 billion federal bailout in September 2013, the first time in its history that the agency, which insures mortgages for low-income homebuyers, had to seek taxpayer help covering losses in its book of business. In the months after that embarrassing disaster, which was brought on by the FHA’s overly aggressive policies prior to the “Great Recession,” FHA officials assured Congress and the public that it would focus on rebuilding its capital cushion to at least the legal minimum of 2 percent of its portfolio. Read full article ...
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Council approves Lake-Knox settlement 17.1.2015 Star Tribune: Local
Agreement sets milestones for ending lagoon discharge
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Minneapolis OKs settlement in Uptown groundwater pumping dispute 17.1.2015 Star Tribune: Latest
Agreement sets milestones for ending lagoon discharge
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Where to put affordable housing? Met Council tackles plan this week 12.1.2015 Star Tribune: Latest
The delicate task of reallocating how much affordable housing each Twin Cities city and suburb should provide won’t be easy.
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HUD owes you money? See if you can get it 11.1.2015 Star Tribune: Local
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New housing policy that could save your family $900 a year 9.1.2015 Star Tribune: Latest
The FHA will reduce annual mortgage insurance permiums by half of a percent
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New housing policy that could save your family $900 a year, and other good news for home buyers this year 9.1.2015 Star Tribune: Business
The FHA will reduce annual mortgage insurance permiums by half of a percent
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Obama pushes homeownership steps in once hard-hit Arizona 9.1.2015 Durango Herald
PHOENIX – Standing at the epicenter of the nation’s recent housing crisis, President Barack Obama on Thursday promoted plans to lower some mortgage insurance premiums, a move the White House says could save homeowners $900 a year and attract 250,000 first-time buyers.The housing market in Arizona is drastically different...
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How President Obama spent Day 9 of his holiday vacation in Hawaii 29.12.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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