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Met Council seeks dismissal of fair housing complaint 28.5.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Three cities say the Met Council has intentionally concentrated low-income rental housing in impoverished areas. The Met Council contends it cannot withhold money from cities that don't meet housing goals.
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Archdiocese puts buildings up for sale 27.5.2015 MinnPost
You know the archdiocese has to be hard up when they’re selling the archbishop’s house.  From the AP (via MPR):  “For-sale signs have been posted outside several properties owned by the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis as it seeks to pay creditors. … KSTP-TV reports the properties with the for-sale signs include the chancery and the archbishop's residence in St. Paul near the cathedral, as well as three other properties in St. Paul and another in Northfield.” Huge settlement in case against Wisconsin’s Associated Bank over mortgage discrimination. Mary Lynn Smith and Jim Buchta in the Star Tribune report: “A Wisconsin bank with branches in Minnesota has agreed to a $200 million, three-year settlement prompted by one of the largest discriminatory housing lending complaints ever brought by the federal government. … Associated Bank agreed to the settlement after the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) alleged that between 2008 and 2010 the bank discriminated against blacks and ...
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Homeless veterans shut out of American dream? 25.5.2015 CNN: Top Stories
Karlene S. is a 35-year-old Army veteran who served as part of the post-9/11 war against terrorism. A single parent, she has three children, the youngest two diagnosed with ADHD and other ongoing special needs. She herself has health issues, including hypertension and depression. While she has tried to provide for her family by working at Target, she still cannot afford her rent.
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Julian Castro: Clinton emails a 'witch hunt' 24.5.2015 CNN: Top Stories
Julian Castro labeled the House Republican-led investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails a "witch hunt" and a "sideshow" from dealing with America's most pressing problems.
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Colorado submits plan for additional $58 million in fed flood relief 15.5.2015 Headlines: All Headlines
Gov. John Hickenlooper announced Thursday that state officials have submitted to the federal government a $58..2 million flood recovery plan to help Colorado communities hit by the 2013 flood.
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Fannie Mae accused of neglecting foreclosures in minority areas 14.5.2015 SFGate: Business & Technology
Fannie Mae neglected foreclosed homes in minority neighborhoods, including Vallejo, Richmond and Oakland, while taking better care of similar homes in white neighborhoods, according to a complaint filed with the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development by 20 housing and civil rights groups. Boarded-up or broken windows, graffiti, unlocked doors, damaged gutters, overgrown lawns and shrubs, dead animals and trash were among the signs of neglect that advocates showed in photos at a news conference in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday. “Fannie Mae’s failure to take care of its massive foreclosure inventory in African American and Latino neighborhoods further destabilizes the communities hardest hit by the foreclosure crisis, in clear contradiction of its congressional charter, federal fair housing laws, and its obligation to affirmatively further fair housing,” said Shanna Smith, CEO of the National Fair Housing Alliance, which joined with 19 local groups, including Fair Housing of Marin, in the ...
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Fannie Mae accused of neglecting some foreclosed homes 14.5.2015 Chicago Tribune: Popular
A national fair housing organization has filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, charging that Fannie Mae is not properly caring for and marketing foreclosed homes it owns in nonwhite ...
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'American Idol': Where even the losers were winners 12.5.2015 LA Times: Commentary
For a while, there was no greater prize on TV than the title of the next "American Idol." With the series ending next year, that title doesn't carry with it quite the heft and import it once did, but for a time in the early part of the 21st century, Fox's reality singing competition was so popular,...
Trendy rehab near Como Lake endangers homes of elderly tenants 7.5.2015 Pioneer Press: Most Viewed

Elaine Linehan of St. Paul made the necessary introductions.

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For women veterans, a housing community to call their own 6.5.2015 LA Times: Commentary
Maria Alcazar beamed as she clutched the keys.
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Landlord under fire from Minneapolis fights back 6.5.2015 Star Tribune: Latest
In a federal complaint, Mahmood Kahn said he is being unfairly targeted and that city officials are discriminating against his predominantly low-income, minority tenants.
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Mahmood Khan, landlord for low-income residents, takes beef with Minneapolis to the feds 6.5.2015 Star Tribune: Local
In a federal complaint, Mahmood Kahn said he is being unfairly targeted and that city officials are discriminating against his predominantly low-income, minority tenants.
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Baltimore riots put Obama strategy for American cities under closer scrutiny 4.5.2015 Washington Post
Speaking by conference call to a group of mayors gathered in Philadelphia last Friday, President Obama appealed to them to join together for a common purpose: reducing the violence affecting African American men and boys.Read full article >>
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How Government Policies Cemented the Racism that Reigns in Baltimore 30.4.2015 American Prospect
(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) A boy runs from a public housing development toward the intersection where Freddie Gray was arrested, Friday, April 24, 2015, in Baltimore. Gray died from spinal injuries about a week after he was arrested and transported in a police van. But the unrest that followed is as much a comment on 100 years government housing policies that continue to the present day as it is about unjust policing.   This article originally appeared on the website of the Economic Policy Institute , under the title, " From Ferguson to Baltimore: The Fruits of Government-Sponsored Segregation ". In Baltimore in 1910, a black graduate of Yale Law School purchased a home in a previously all-white neighborhood. The Baltimore city government reacted by adopting a residential segregation ordinance , restricting African Americans to designated blocks. Explaining the policy, Baltimore’s mayor proclaimed: “Blacks should be quarantined in isolated slums in order to reduce the incidence of civil disturbance, to ...
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HUD secretary announces 8 new Promise Zone designations 28.4.2015 AP National
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Six metropolitan areas, one rural region and one tribal community have been designated as Promise Zones under an Obama administration program that seeks to revitalize high-poverty communities....
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HUD secretary, in St. Louis, announces 8 new Promise Zone designations for high-poverty areas 28.4.2015 Star Tribune: Nation
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DOJ sues Quicken Loans over mortgage defaults 26.4.2015 Seattle Times: Real Estate
The Justice Department is suing Quicken Loans, saying the lender approved hundreds of mortgage loans that didn’t meet federal standards, leaving the government stuck with the bill when borrowers defaulted.
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DOJ sues Quicken Loans over mortgage defaults 26.4.2015 Seattle Times: Top stories
The Justice Department is suing Quicken Loans, saying the lender approved hundreds of mortgage loans that didn’t meet federal standards, leaving the government stuck with the bill when borrowers defaulted.
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Justice Department sues Quicken over mortgage underwriting 24.4.2015 LA Times: Business
The Justice Department is suing Quicken Loans, saying the lender approved hundreds of mortgage loans that didn't meet federal standards, leaving the government stuck with the bill when borrowers defaulted.
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Charges say Champlin landlord's rejection of Hmong family was discrimination 23.4.2015 Star Tribune: Latest
Property owner allegedly said to the family that the woman “appears to know some simple phrases, but understanding lease legal terms is very unlikely.”
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