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TV review: 'Designated Survivor' starts strong, but then falters 21.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
The first 20 minutes or so of “Designated Survivor” (9 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4) are absolutely outstanding. (Although what happens won’t come as a surprise – ABC has advertised it all over the place.) As the hour begins, we meet Tom Kirkman (Kiefer Sutherland), the secretary of Housing and Urban Development. He’s a good guy, a good husband, a good father and a dedicated public servant. He’s also the “designated survivor” as the president of the United States delivers the State of the Union address to Co...
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The truth behind the ‘designated survivor,’ the president of the post-apocalypse 21.9.2016 Washington Post
The truth behind the ‘designated survivor,’ the president of the post-apocalypse
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How 'Equal Access' Is Helping Drive Black Renters Out Of Their Neighborhood 17.9.2016 NPR: All Things Considered
The city wants to give long-term residents of a historically African-American area preference in a lottery for new affordable housing units. Federal officials say that would violate fair housing laws.
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Three disabled residents sue Meeker housing authority claiming right to have companion animal 14.9.2016 Denver Post: News: Local
Three people with disabilities have filed a lawsuit against the Meeker Housing Authority claiming its rules prohibiting companion animals violates their federal rights.
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Regions Bank to pay $52 million to settle mortgage loan case 13.9.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Federal officials say Alabama-based Regions Bank has agreed to pay more than $52 million to resolve allegations that it improperly handled mortgage loans. The U.S. Department of Justice said Tuesday that the Birmingham-based bank was accused of handling mortgage loans insured by the Federal Housing Administration that failed to meet requirements […]
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With help, some low-income families in L.A. can now afford the internet 8.9.2016 LA Times: Commentary

For a year, Christian Sanchez, his parents and his younger siblings lived without Internet service in their apartment in Estrada Courts — a Boyle Heights public housing project they have called home for 15 years. 

The family of five couldn’t afford it.

“For research projects, I would have to stay...

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Christopher Flavelle: The toughest climate dilemma: Who gets saved? 5.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Last fall, two towns at opposite ends of the country entered a new kind of contest run by the federal government. At stake was their survival: Each is being consumed by the rising ocean, and winning money from Washington would mean the chance to move to higher ground. In western Alaska, remote Newtok was losing 50 to 100 feet of coastline annually to sea-level rise and melting permafrost. It was about to lose its drinking water, its school and maybe even its airport. Its 350 or so residents had ...
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Rapid rehousing not a panacea for the homeless 3.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Taylorsville • Kimberly Gross and her two daughters live in an “illegal” duplex they leased through a Road Home “rapid rehousing” program funded through the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). It is listed by the Salt Lake County assessor as a single-family dwelling. Her cramped basement unit has no address, no mailbox and can be entered only through the garage. The utilities for the upstairs and downstairs are not separate. The renters upstairs pay the electricity bill an...
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Fair housing group: Bank of America foreclosed homes in white neighborhoods are better maintained than those in black and Latino neighborhoods 31.8.2016 Washington Post
Fair housing group: Bank of America foreclosed homes in white neighborhoods are better maintained than those in black and Latino neighborhoods
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In gentrifying D.C., apartments for large families are quickly disappearing 30.8.2016 Washington Post
In gentrifying D.C., apartments for large families are quickly disappearing
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Utah's suburban oasis from the grinding desperation of homelessness 29.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Midvale • There is a leafy, well-kept subdivision in this Salt Lake Valley city that doesn’t stand out from other suburbs and, to the casual passer-by, wouldn’t be recognized as a place where homeless people put their lives and families back together. But at LifeStart Village, 54 families are leading what look to be normal, everyday lives. There are no miscreants hanging about or other jarring sights and sounds that have become synonymous with The Road Home shelter on Rio Grande Street in downto...
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‘Uncle Bob’ Santos, legendary civil-rights activist, dies at 82 28.8.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

Robert ‘Bob’ Santos, a vocal and effective activist for civil rights and part of Seattle’s renowned “Gang of Four” that championed social justice in the 1960s and 1970s, died Saturday.
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Federal agencies won’t block removal of New Orleans monument 28.8.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two federal agencies say they won’t try to block the city of New Orleans’ attempt to remove a monument to an 1874 revolt against Louisiana’s federally-backed post-Civil War government. In court papers filed Friday, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation say they […]
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LifeStart Village provides lift to homeless families in suburbia 28.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Midvale • There is a leafy, well-kept subdivision in this Salt Lake Valley city that doesn’t stand out from other suburbs and to the casual passer-by wouldn’t be recognized as a place where homeless people put their lives and families back together. But at LifeStart Village, 54 families are leading what look to be normal, everyday lives. There are no miscreants hanging about or other jarring sights and sounds that have become synonymous with The Road Home Shelter on Rio Grande Street in downtown...
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Housing aid theft: Probation for bounce artist Big Freedia 26.8.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Bounce entertainer Big Freedia was sentenced to three years’ probation and fined $35,000 by a federal judge Thursday after admitting to bilking the federal government out of housing aid. The 38-year-old artist pleaded guilty in March to the theft of federal Section 8 housing voucher funds and had faced up to […]
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Indiana gives $200K to help families amid lead contamination 26.8.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

EAST CHICAGO, Ind. (AP) — The state of Indiana is providing $200,000 to the city of East Chicago to help families living at a public housing complex where soil is tainted with elevated levels of lead and arsenic. The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority says its board on Thursday approved the allocation of $100,000 […]
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Ask Brianna: Should I keep renting or buy a house? 23.8.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

“Ask Brianna” from NerdWallet is a Q&A column for 20-somethings, or anyone else starting out. I’m here to help you manage your money, find a job and pay off student loans — all the real-world stuff no one taught us how to do in college. Send your questions about postgrad life to askbrianna@nerdwallet.com. Q: Paying […]
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Ask Brianna: Should I keep renting or buy a house? 23.8.2016 AP Business
"Ask Brianna" from NerdWallet is a Q&A column for 20-somethings, or anyone else starting out. I'm here to help you manage your money, find a job and pay off student loans - all the real-world stuff no one taught us how to do in college. Send your questions about postgrad life to askbrianna@nerdwallet.com....
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7 Clever Ways to Fight Flooding in an Increasingly Wet World 23.8.2016 Wired Top Stories
7 Clever Ways to Fight Flooding in an Increasingly Wet World
Countries around the world are buttressing and planning as floods like those in Louisiana become commonplace. The post 7 Clever Ways to Fight Flooding in an Increasingly Wet World appeared first on WIRED.
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East Chicago children have lead in their blood from contaminated dirt. Is this the next Flint? 23.8.2016 Washington Post
East Chicago children have lead in their blood from contaminated dirt. Is this the next Flint?
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