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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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A proposed HUD policy targeting migrants could boot 55,000 American kids from their homes 11.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

You have to wonder if there’s some sort of internal Trump administration contest for for who is the most heartless. And if there is, we have a new contender: whoever thought up the proposed regulation that could bounce 55,000 U.S. children from public housing.

The new proposed rule (could it have...

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Ocasio-Cortez: Wealthy Get Tax Cuts While Those In Need Get Housing Cuts 1.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"This is morally wrong and it's also fiscally unnecessary," New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said.
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The Trump Administration Wants to Kick Undocumented Immigrants Out of Public Housing 18.4.2019 Mother Jones
On Wednesday night, the Trump administration proposed to gut a policy in place since the Clinton administration that gives some undocumented immigrants access to public housing without having to disclose their immigration status. Trump’s proposal will bar undocumented immigrants from claiming housing assistance, saying it’s “unfair” to the citizens who are on waitlists for public housing.  “HUD […]
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Hong Kong aims to solve its housing crisis with an $80-billion artificial island 3.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Han Li was 72 years old when she moved from Guangdong to Hong Kong. After a lifetime of working in construction in southeast China, she’d come to glitzy Hong Kong, one of Asia’s top financial centers, for a chance to live with her children and newborn grandchildren.

Instead, she found herself alone...

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Housing vouchers can save people from homelessness. But landlords may not accept them 29.3.2019 LA Times: Commentary

When Kimberly Dominique received her Section 8 voucher in September, she thought it was the ticket to move out of the Ford Focus she and her 29-year-old son called home.

But Dominique, a 66-year-old stroke survivor, spent months contacting one apartment complex after another in Oceanside, only...

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Minneapolis townhomes will provide housing for families who have been homeless 17.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The Minneapolis Public Housing Authority's Minnehaha Townhomes in the East Nokomis neighborhood will serve 16 families who have been without homes.
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Mpls. officer charged in domestic assault case 9.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Czaw Vah, 49, is charged with disorderly conduct and two misdemeanor counts of domestic assault.
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Ben Carson Just Announced He Will Leave His Post at the End of Trump’s First Term 5.3.2019 Mother Jones
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson told conservative outlet Newsmax TV that he intends to leave the Trump administration at the end of the term, regardless of whether Trump is reelected in 2020. “I would be interested in returning to the private sector because I think you have just as much influence, maybe more, there,” Carson […]
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How Wanda Austin blazed a trail from public housing to a perch as USC’s acting president 4.3.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

In the Bronx, Wanda Pompey occupied two worlds: the tenements and public housing projects where she lived and the white schools her mother pushed her to attend.

Teachers paid scant attention to her and the few other black students. But one day in seventh grade, her math teacher, Mr. Cohen, had...

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Council Member Reveals Threatening Texts About Amazon 2.3.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"You can be at the back of the parade or in front of the firing squad."
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HUD Secretary Ben Carson announces job funds for Nickerson Gardens tenants 21.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Ben Carson, the U.S. secretary of Housing and Urban Development, went to Watts on Wednesday to announce a $3.7-million grant for a new job center at Nickerson Gardens, the biggest public housing development west of the Mississippi.

The grant to the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles is...

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$1,973 LEDs and the Green New Deal 16.2.2019 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
How many union workers does it take to screw in a light bulb?
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HUD Official Who Planned Eric Trump’s Wedding Just Kicked Off a Monthlong Publicity Stunt 12.2.2019 Mother Jones
After saying that the government shutdown delayed her plans, Department of Housing and Urban Development Regional Administrator Lynne Patton is moving into New York City’s public housing for one month. Patton, who once organized events for members of the Trump family (including Eric Trump’s wedding), was appointed by HUD Secretary Ben Carson in 2017 to […]
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California needs to build affordable housing. Its racist Article 34 makes that too difficult 8.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

California voters have consistently backed the building of affordable housing, and they have been generous in paying for it. Since 1988, the state has passed seven housing bonds worth more than $9 billion to fund the construction of homes for seniors, the homeless, farmworkers and low-income families.

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