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Will Jared Kushner’s Real Estate Empire Give Renters a Break? He’s Not Saying. 21.3.2020 Mother Jones
As the economy is sputtering under the weight of the coronavirus’ shutdown, the Trump administration has pushed for direct cash assistance for Americans to prevent them from being thrown out of their homes. Some cities and the Housing and Urban Development Department have announced moratoriums on evictions. But meanwhile, a very large landlord who happens to have […]
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Trump administration seeks $46 billion for agencies to deal with the coronavirus 20.3.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The White House is asking Congress to approve billions for agencies and programs across the federal government. Here's a breakdown of what each agency would get.
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An unexpected side effect of the coronavirus? A new urgency about helping homeless people 16.3.2020 LA Times: Health

As public health officials scramble to manage the spread of the novel coronavirus, strategies are taking shape to protect California's homeless population.

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The Trump Administration’s Sunday Morning Coronavirus Messaging Was a Disaster 8.3.2020 Mother Jones
Members of President Donald Trump’s coronavirus task force fanned out on the Sunday morning talk shows to deliver a message about the administration’s handling of COVID-19—only, it’s unclear what exactly that message is. Pressed by journalists to provide numbers and a plan, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson and Surgeon General Jerome Adams deflected […]
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Trump Isn’t Waging a War on Poverty. He’s Waging a War on Poor People. 14.2.2020 Mother Jones
This week, President Donald Trump released a $4.8 trillion budget proposal that would further decimate the already weakened social safety net. Trump’s plan would make steep cuts to food stamps, Medicaid, housing assistance, and other welfare programs that millions of Americans rely on. But the budget is merely a wish list with no chance of […]
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Julián Castro Declares Iowa a “Complete Mess” 4.2.2020 Mother Jones
As the clock crept toward midnight in Iowa with no official results from the caucuses yet released, Elizabeth Warren’s campaign sent her most high-profile surrogate, Julián Castro—2020 presidential contender himself—to talk to reporters gathered at her event. Castro, Obama’s former secretary of housing and urban development, took the opportunity to hammer home one of his […]
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Across the U.S., states are bracing for more climate-related disasters 31.1.2020 LA Times: Nation

Some states' proposals would borrow massive amounts of money to pay for future work, create new surcharges to bankroll permanent disaster accounts or shift development away from areas prone to disaster.

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L.A. Mayor Garcetti foresees progress on homelessness via talks with HUD Secretary Ben Carson 24.1.2020 LA Times: Nation

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti hopes to reach a preliminary agreement with the Trump administration on a joint plan to help combat the city's swelling homeless crisis.

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Q&A: Pete Buttigieg on the monumental task of cleaning up Trump's mess 21.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

In a meeting with the L.A. Times editorial board, Mayor Pete Buttigieg talks about Iran, climate change and if America is ready for a gay president.

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Movement Is About a Lot More Than Just Congress 16.1.2020 Mother Jones
For years, tenants in New York’s public housing residences had complained about the black mold breeding on the walls, the brown liquid dripping from the ceilings, and the cold water flowing from the faucets. But the city hadn’t made repairs. One white-skied Saturday this past November, neither New York City Housing Authority head Gregory Russ nor mayor-turned-presidential-candidate […]
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How Wealthy Towns Keep People With Housing Vouchers Out 10.1.2020 Mother Jones
This article was produced in partnership with The Connecticut Mirror, which is a member of the ProPublica Local Reporting Network. ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. On a sweltering Saturday afternoon last June, Crystal Carter took a deep […]
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For Black Americans, It’s Not a Housing Crisis. It’s a Chronic Condition. 9.1.2020 Mother Jones
Redlining is widely seen as the source of the vast disparities in housing and homeownership between white and Black Americans. Denied access to government-backed mortgages, Black people were consigned to areas of low investment in city centers during boom times in suburbia. It would stand to reason, then, that the end of government-sanctioned redlining, with […]
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“For Him to Endorse Her Is Huge for Me”: These Voters Liked Warren Last Night. They Loved Castro. 9.1.2020 Mother Jones
“I’m undocumented and unafraid,” exclaimed Jonathan Jayes-Green from the stage of Kings Theater in Brooklyn Tuesday night. Jayes-Green, the National Latinx Outreach Director for Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign, was onstage to help introduce someone that many had come to see that night: Obama’s former HUD Secretary Julián Castro. It was Castro’s first campaign […]
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Who's running for president? The 2020 Democrats 8.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
It's the most diverse field ever, and the largest in at least 40 years. Potentially two dozen Democrats are entering a long, drawn-out primary process to take on President Trump in 2020.
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Ben Carson Shows He’s Not Actually Interested in Making Cities Affordable 4.1.2020 Mother Jones
Last summer, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson sparked a glimmer of hope among (still-skeptical) housing advocates when he spoke in support of creating federal incentives for local governments to loosen restrictive zoning codes that make housing less affordable. On Friday, he extinguished it. HUD is preparing to release a new rule that […]
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Julian Castro Just Dropped Out of the Presidential Race 2.1.2020 Mother Jones
Former San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro dropped out of the Democratic presidential race on Thursday morning. Castro, who served as Housing and Urban Development Secretary under President Barack Obama, told supporters in a video that “it simply isn’t our time.” It’s with profound gratitude to all of our supporters that I suspend my campaign for president […]
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Castro drops out of 2020 presidential race 2.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
His announcement Thursday comes as he failed to garner enough support or donations to make the recent Democratic presidential debates. Castro languished around 1 percent in polls and lagged behind his 2020 rivals in fundraising.
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Julián Castro tours L.A.'s skid row to talk about his housing plan 20.12.2019 L.A. Times - World News

On Wednesday, former Housing Secretary Julián Castro walked the streets of skid row in L.A., shaking hands and greeting people.

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15 Democrats secure spot on Minnesota presidential ballot 18.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The names were submitted by the Minnesota DFL to the secretary of state’s office. There’s a realistic chance some candidates will have dropped out by the March 3 primary.
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Ellison sues former county official over management of veterans charity 17.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Blake Huffman, a former Ramsey County commissioner, faces a civil suit of alleged conflicts of interest with Journey Home Minnesota.
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