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Obama Plan Seeks to Save Millions From Foreclosure 18.2.2009 Truthout.com

    Phoenix - His massive stimulus plan now signed into law, President Barack Obama is turning to attack the home foreclosure crisis at the heart of the nation's deepening economic woes.

    His goal is to prevent millions of American families from losing their houses because they can't make mortgage payments.

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Obama Foreclosure Speech: Housing Plan (FULL TEXT, LIVE VIDEO) 18.2.2009 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Barack Obama announces his plan to reduce foreclosures at Dobson High School in Mesa, Arizona Wednesday. The event is expected to begin at 12:15 PM...
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Neighbors Helping Neighbors—to Break Into Vacant Houses 18.2.2009 CommonDreams.org Headlines

Poverty rights activists broke into at least a dozen vacant Minneapolis buildings this week and helped homeless families move in.

"This is the modern underground railroad," said Cheri Honkala, National Organizer for the Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign, the group organizing the "takeovers."

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International Community Failing Darfuris 18.2.2009 Daily Headlines (RSS)

WASHINGTON, Feb 18 (OneWorld.net) - Hopes have been raised by an agreement to launch peace talks between the Sudanese government and a major rebel group, but the international community has not done its part to protect civilians during the six-year conflict, charges an international human rights group.

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Obama's Foreclosure Plan Seeks To Save Millions From Losing Homes 18.2.2009 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
PHOENIX — His massive stimulus plan now signed into law, President Barack Obama is turning to attack the home foreclosure crisis at the heart of...
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As Obama Unveils Foreclosure Plan, Activists Place Homeless in Vacant Homes 18.2.2009 Democracy Now!
As President Obama is scheduled to announce his $50 billion foreclosure prevention plan today, we go to Minneapolis to speak with Cheri Honkala of the Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign. The group is taking matters into its own hands and finding housing for homeless people in foreclosed and vacant homes. We also speak to Dwayne Cunningham, a homeless man who recently moved into a vacant home.
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100,000 Remain Homeless in Gaza 18.2.2009 Daily Headlines (RSS)

WASHINGTON, Feb 18 (OneWorld.net) - At least 100,000 people remain homeless one month after the ceasefire in Gaza, with many living in squalid conditions without access to clean water and toilets.

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How Banks Are Worsening the Foreclosure Crisis 18.2.2009 Truthout.com
How the banking industry is undermining efforts to keep people in their houses.

    The bad mortgages that got the current financial crisis started have produced a terrifying wave of home foreclosures. Unless the foreclosure surge eases, even the most extravagant federal stimulus spending won't spur an economic recovery.

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Obama May Press Banks To Cut Mortgage Payments 18.2.2009 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
WASHINGTON -- President Obama's plan to reduce the flood of home foreclosures will include a mix of government inducements and new pressure on lenders to...
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TELL US: Are You Or A Loved One Facing Home Foreclosure? 18.2.2009 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
America's housing crisis has rocked the economy and continues to worsen, with tens of thousands of people facing foreclosure each week. The dialogue in the...
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NLIHC Presents Briefing on Renters in Crisis: Issues and Solutions 18.2.2009 Commondreams.org Newswire


WHAT:
Briefing on Renters in Crisis: Issues and Solutions

WHEN: Friday, February 20, 2009 10:30 am - 12:00 pm (EST)

WHERE: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building

WHO: Sheila Crowley, President and CEO, National Low Income Housing Coalition

Danilo Pelletiere, Research Director, National Low Income Housing Coalition

Keith Wardrip, Senior Research Analyst, National Low Income Housing Coalition

 

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Locked Out and Locked Up: Youth Missing in Action From Obama's Stimulus Plan 17.2.2009 Truthout.com

A young American girl.
Henry A. Giroux argues that young people in America "face a fragile quality of life." (Photo: ABC News)

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Cold Hearts: Conservatives Attack Poor Homeless Henrietta Hughes 16.2.2009 AlterNet
Obama helped a homeless woman, and now she's the object of the right's hatred.
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Photo Award: This Is What Foreclosure Looks Like 16.2.2009 GOOD
On Friday, the World Press Photo Awards were announced. The Photo of the Year, by Time’s Anthony Suau, shows a cop casing a foreclosed home in Cleveland, where one in six houses have met a similar fate. And because pictures speak a thousand words, we won’t get into how horrifying it is that the cop looks like he’s about to shoot someone. For the complete photo essay, click here. To get a better idea how bad…

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Stimulus signing, foreclosure aid on Obama agenda 16.2.2009 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
WASHINGTON — Keeping the economy front and center, President Barack Obama heads west this week to sign the $787 billion stimulus bill and tackle the...
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Democrats Tailor Foreclosure Bill To Obama Goals 15.2.2009 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
As President Obama prepares to announce a program next week to stem the soaring rate of foreclosures, key Democratic lawmakers say they are planning to...
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Obama to Detail Foreclosure Plan on Wednesday 14.2.2009 Truthout - All Articles

    Citigroup, Bank of America, J.P. Morgan Chase freeze home foreclosures.

    President Obama will release the details of his foreclosure prevention plan Wednesday, the White House announced today as several large banks pledged to temporarily stop foreclosures until the program is in place.

    Obama will make the eagerly awaited announcement from Arizona,

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Foreclosures Hit Home: A Microcosm of America’s Mortgage Crisis 13.2.2009 Commondreams.org Views

On January 20th, John Marshall* joined the ranks of US homeowners who have foreclosed on their homes. The thirty-year old African-American is struggling to make sense of his surreal situation.

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Homeless Kids Lack School to Call Home 13.2.2009 CommonDreams.org Headlines

As Kathy Johnson walked from her family's cramped room in a West Side shelter to pick up her 10-year-old twin daughters from school, she asked God to make good on what she had promised them.

"Release housing for me and my children. . . . God, give me strength. We didn't ask to be in this shape; unfortunately we are," Johnson prayed. Health issues cost her a job as a hotel room attendant three years ago, she said.

Chicago Public Schools officials say an increasing number of students are losing their homes, becoming casualties of the economic downturn.

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Metro housing market long on short sales 13.2.2009 Rocky Mountain News: Real Estate
A newly renovated home on a quiet, tree-lined street near City Park sold last November for $387,000 - $125,280 less than the balance due on the mortgage.
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