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Trump Called Baltimore “Vermin Infested” While the Federal Government Fails to Clean Up Rodents in Subsidized Housing 13.8.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by ProPublica. President Donald Trump launched a multiday Twitter tirade last month directed at U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings, sharing video footage of derelict Baltimore neighborhoods and asking why the Democratic congressman wasn’t doing more to address the “disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess” in his district. Though Trump didn’t say […]
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Controversial program boosts funding for scarce public housing 30.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Critics accuse Minneapolis officials of selling out low-income residents of public housing through a new program that seeks revenue from private investors. But the program will pay for apartment renovations and not change control of the dwellings.
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HUD’s Lynne Patton Had a Surprising Take on Kicking Undocumented Immigrants Out of Public Housing 24.7.2019 Mother Jones
On Tuesday, Lynne Patton, Department of Housing and Urban Development regional administrator and longtime Trump family friend, appeared to have reservations about a proposed HUD rule that would remove undocumented immigrants from federally-subsidized housing and leave tens of thousands of people homeless.  “Do I think that this proposal is a priority when we have so many […]
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Trump’s anti-immigration agenda could make L.A.’s homelessness crisis even worse 12.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

President Trump recently weighed in on the rise in homelessness in cities across the country, including Los Angeles and San Francisco, and warned that the federal government may “do something to get that whole thing cleaned up” — whatever that means.

But the federal government already plays a major...

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On race, Joe Biden’s choices in Delaware years ago haunt his White House bid today 11.7.2019 LA Times: Nation

Joe Biden could feel himself losing the crowd — and along with it, the perception that he was politically unbeatable.

The voters watching wanted an apology. But Biden jabbered on about “de facto” versus “de jure” segregation in schools. He exploded into anger when accused of double-talk.

“The audience...

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Kamala Harris Teams Up With AOC to Fight Housing Discrimination 10.7.2019 Mother Jones
On Wednesday, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) are introducing a bill that would help formerly incarcerated people secure government housing assistance.  “Too many people become involved in our criminal justice system and serve their time only to return home to face additional barriers to employment, education, and housing,” said Harris in […]
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Public housing is suffering from a lack of funding, not an overflow of immigrants 10.7.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The Department of Housing and Urban Development has proposed a rule change that would exclude any households with immigrants in the country illegally from living in public housing or using a voucher to help pay for private market rental housing. This rule change could result in the eviction of...

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Kamala Harris Has Teamed up With AOC to Convince Voters She’s a Progressive 10.7.2019 Mother Jones
On Wednesday, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) are introducing a bill that would help formerly incarcerated people secure government housing assistance.  “Too many people become involved in our criminal justice system and serve their time only to return home to face additional barriers to employment, education, and housing,” said Harris in […]
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New Jersey Police Shoot Men Playing With Fireworks, Report Says 4.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Two Jersey City men were shot multiple times by police late Monday after the pair were setting off fireworks, a report says.
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Has Hollywood wised up to San Francisco’s gentrification crisis? 3.7.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Hollywood is writing love letters to San Francisco again. They come in various shades of loss, from devastating to nostalgic to humorous, telling stories of communities in danger of being erased with a tenderness that resonates — though not all manage to fully explore the city’s painful realities.

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Donald Trump Claims Homelessness Started When He Entered Office: Fact-Checking President's Comments to Fox News 2.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"It's disgraceful. I'm going to maybe — I'm looking at it very seriously," Trump told Fox News host Tucker Carlson in response to homelessness in American cities.
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Mpls. public housing tenants fear losing homes as city courts private money 27.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
The Minneapolis Public Housing Authority says it's embarking on an effort to assure residents they can stay in public housing, without rent increases, while enjoying the benefits of long-needed renovations. Some tenants say it will lead to privatization.
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L.A. leaders say Trump proposal would boot thousands of immigrants from public housing 27.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Calling the plan “torture” and “state-sponsored terrorism,” Los Angeles City Council members on Wednesday blasted a proposed rule that would deny federal housing aid to households that include anyone living in the country illegally, even when other members are eligible for such aid as lawful residents...

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Grocery market coming to Denver’s Sun Valley neighborhood with federal funding 26.6.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
A small food market will open in Sun Valley,  the neighborhood with one of Denver's greatest concentrations of poverty, with government funding.
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Trump's Requirements on Welfare Programs Could Kick Hourly Workers Off Rolls: Study 12.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"Our findings suggest work requirements may increase the risk that families with working adults will lose access to nutrition, health care, housing, and cash assistance benefits if these policies do not account for scheduling practices prevalent in the low-wage job market," said the report.
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Homelessness is a crisis in California. Why are 2020 candidates mostly ignoring it? 10.6.2019 LA Times: Nation

When new figures released last week showed a jarring rise in homelessness around Los Angeles, the response throughout Southern California was shock and indignation.

The reaction from the crowded field of Democratic presidential candidates: silence.

While White House hopefuls crisscross the country,...

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Why you — yes, you — are partly to blame for homelessness 8.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: Residents of Los Angeles voted to tax themselves to the tune of $1.2 billion to build housing for homeless people, and county residents approved a sales tax increase to fund services. So, why is our homelessness problem getting so much worse?

To quote Walt Kelly in his famous Pogo...

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In 'progressive' Venice, helping house the homeless hits NIMBY wall 5.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The blue couch appeared one evening at the dumpster across the alley behind my house.

Over the course of the next two days, the couch was moved around a bit.

By the third day, someone had dragged the couch to the side of my house, a not particularly private space.

The next morning, as I took my...

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Immigrants Forgoing Food and Medical Care in Fear of Trump’s Visa Plan 23.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
One in seven immigrants avoided public benefit programs in 2018 out of fear of risking future green card status, the Urban Institute found in a report out Wednesday morning.
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Housing Chief Gives Needy Americans a Lifeline Instead of a Waiting Line 20.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Carson unveiled a proposal to help close a loophole that allows some people in the country illegally to live in government housing while poor Americans wait on lines for years.
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