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Shutdown Threatens Homelessness, Hunger For Poor Americans Using Safety Net

WASHINGTON (AP) — Doris Cochran, a disabled mother of two young boys, is stockpiling canned foods these days, filling her shelves with noodle soup, green beans, peaches and pears — anything that can last for months or even years. Her pantry looks as though she’s preparing for a winter storm. But she’s just trying to make sure her family won’t go hungry if her food stamps run out. For those like Cochran who rely on federal aid programs, the social safety net no longer feels so safe. As the longes...
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As LAUSD teacher strike stretches on, students experiencing homelessness are hit hard

Laura Fay | LA School Report The Los Angeles teacher strike has now lasted a full week, and the work stoppage is compounding stress and uncertainty for students and families who rely on schools for meals, childcare and stability, especially for those experiencing homelessness. More than 17,000 students in L.A. Unified are classified as homeless, and the strike comes amid a federal shutdown that is threatening to cause additional crises for their families. Read full LAUSD strike coverage here The...
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Section 8 rent checks in jeopardy if shutdown lasts until March

Tenants getting federal rent subsidies have yet to be affected by the partial government shutdown, now in its fourth week. But big problems could arise for those renters and their landlords should the shutdown last until March. Local housing authorities serving about 125,000 Section 8 tenants in the region say rent payments will run out after February if the shutdown continues. And the mere uncertainty of future payments may impact those now reaching the top of years-long waiting lists, making i...
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Renting A Home More Affordable Than Buying In 59 Percent Of U.S. Housing Markets

Home Prices Outpacing Wages in 80 Percent of the U.S. Housing Markets Irvine, CA – Jan. 10, 2019 (PRNewswire) ATTOM Data Solutions, curator of the nation’s premier property database, today released its 2019 Rental Affordability Report, which shows that renting a three-bedroom property is more affordable than buying a median-priced home in 442 of 755 U.S. counties analyzed for the report — 59 percent. The analysis incorporated recently released fair market rent data for 2019 from the U.S. Depart...
Tags: Real Estate, Renting, News, California, Boston, Buy, Radio, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Tennessee, Rent, Ohio, Michigan, Rental, Orange County California, U S Department of Housing and Urban Development, Monroe County Florida


HUD Report: LA County has second-highest homeless population of U.S. regions

Los Angeles County had the second-highest number of homeless residents of any region in the country this year, according to a report released Monday, Dec. 17, by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The data were taken from point-in-time counts conducted in January, which found the Los Angeles region had 49,955 homeless residents, behind only New York City, which topped the list with 78,676. L.A. also had one of the highest number of unsheltered homeless living outdoors, in aban...
Tags: New York, California, Washington, Massachusetts, New York City, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, United States, Hud, Homeless, Local News, Los Angeles County, U S Department of Housing and Urban Development, LA County, LOS ANGELES Los Angeles


Wildfires have put a spotlight on state’s housing shortage

Nearly 14,000 homes were destroyed by the Camp fire, including roughly 90 percent of the homes in the town of Paradise. As if more evidence was needed, the plight of residents there has put a harsh spotlight on the problem of California’s tight housing supply. According to Butte County officials, there is enough permanent housing available for about 1,000 families. Thousands of others will be living in trailers or relocating outside the county. Any crisis brings with it the opportunity to make c...
Tags: California, Opinion, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, Editorials, Hud, Trump, U S Department of Housing and Urban Development, Butte County, CEQA, Will Ocasio Cortez


Local Spotlight: Reverse Mortgages in Southern California

It’s no secret that the reverse mortgage industry took a hit after the U.S. Department of  Housing and Urban Development implemented HECM program changes in October 2017. But with lenders finally adjusting to the new normal, many markets are ready for a  comeback. And there’s no market more ready than Southern California, some originators based there say. Regional Stats: Total Population: 23.8 million (as of 2016) Senior Population (Ages 65 and up): Approximately 3.3 million (based on pe...
Tags: Florida, Texas, News, California, Finance, Southern California, Moore, LA Times, U S Department of Housing and Urban Development, Concord California, Reverse Mortgage, Christina Harmes, Harmes, Colleen Moore, San Diego First California


HUD Tallied Numerous Violations In NYC Public Housing. It Still Gave Passing Grades.

Officials said the city’s housing authority used “every trick in the book to conceal building violations from federal inspectors,” but HUD inspection records suggest there’s more to the story. For months, federal housing officials and prosecutors have alleged that the New York City Housing Authority misled them about conditions, rendering federal oversight ineffective as conditions worsened. New York City officials used “every trick in the book to conceal building violations from federal ins...
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Wildfire victims get extra time for mortgage payments 

What’s up with mortgage rates? Jeff Lazerson of Mortgage Grader in Laguna Niguel gives us his take. Rate news summary From Freddie Mac’s weekly survey:  The 30-year fixed rate remains unchanged from last week’s average rate of 4.94 percent. The 15-year fixed increased 3 basis points, averaging 4.36 percent. The Mortgage Bankers Association reported a 4 percent decrease in loan application volume from the previous week. Bottom line: Assuming a borrower gets the average 30-year fixed rate on a con...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, Abc, Housing, Sport, Soccer, Wildfires, Va, Mortgage, Wells Fargo, Citi, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Freddie Mac, FHA, Dave Jones, Wells


Reverse Mortgage Counseling Fall Out Hovers Around 50%

For Home Equity Conversion Mortgage applicants, only about half of those who complete the required loan counseling go on to close a reverse mortgage loan, according to industry data. Numbers from Ibis Software, which tracks HECM counseling sessions, indicate that last year’s changes to the program have contributed to this trend. “Forty-eight percent of endorsements fell through with respect to counseling sessions before the PLF reductions in October 2017,” Ibis CEO Jerry Wagner told RMD in an em...
Tags: Finance, Hud, Wagner, U S Department of Housing and Urban Development, Lesa, Lally, Hipp, HECM, Reverse Mortgage, Home Equity Conversion Mortgage, PLF, Cambridge Credit Counseling, Jerry Wagner, Justin Lally, Melinda Hipp, Open Mortgage LLC


HUD Awards $47M in Housing Counseling Grants Including Reverse Mortgage

Some reverse mortgage counseling agencies received a financial boost Wednesday when the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced $47 million in grants to housing counseling organizations across the country. In addition to supporting counseling for first-time homebuyers and other homeowners, the annual grant money will help fund some reverse mortgage counseling operations. Quickcert Inc., a Tulsa, Okla.-based counseling agency that focuses solely on reverse mortgage counseling, ...
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HUD Awards $47M Grant to Housing Counselors Including Reverse Mortgage

Some reverse mortgage counselors received a financial boost Wednesday when the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced $47 million in grants to counselors across the country. In addition to funding counseling for first-time homebuyers, the annual grant money will support some reverse mortgage counseling operations. Quickcert Inc., a Tulsa, Okla.-based counselor that focuses solely on reverse mortgage counseling, received $172,433 in grant money. Brandon Gentry, Quickcert’s ope...
Tags: News, Washington, Finance, Hud, Grant, Carlisle, Spencer, Tulsa Okla, U S Department of Housing and Urban Development, HECM, Reverse Mortgage, Farmington Hills Mich, GreenPath Financial Wellness, Quickcert Inc, Brandon Gentry Quickcert, Homeownership Preservation Foundation


As California struggles to house the homeless, some neighbors say ‘welcome’

On a bright recent morning, Van Thomas was holding forth from his front porch in Central Los Angeles, alongside his mixed-breed dog, Princess. “I’ve been a part of this neighborhood for 45 years,” he said. “I grew up playing ball across the street.” Thomas has seen a world of change sweep through the area over the years, the latest occurring in a small, century-old complex of buildings right next door. A health-care center is opening there for as many as 62 people newly released from the hospita...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, News, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Veterans, Homeless, University Of Southern California, Thomas, Haynes, U S Department of Housing and Urban Development, Bruno, Mercy House, Central Los Angeles


Tenant Troubles: Who Is Responsible for Problems in Your Rental?

One of renting's major benefits is that you don’t have to worry about upkeep, maintenance and expensive repairs. So when things go bad - your dishwasher stops working, the roof is leaking or the bugs just won’t go away - your first call is usually your landlord. But how do you know what’s really their responsibility and what falls to you? And what do you do if they refuse to handle the repairs? Read on for the most common rental issues and how to get them fixed quickly. Water damage & mold Eas...
Tags: Renting, Radio, Landlords, Legal Issues, Don, U S Department of Housing and Urban Development, Tips & Advice


Protests In Puerto Rico Mark Year Of Ongoing Hardship From Hurricane Maria

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The uplifting strains of one of Puerto Rico’s most beloved songs filled the air at 6:15 a.m. on Thursday as a choir stood in the coastal town where Hurricane Maria made landfall at that moment exactly one year ago. The serenade in Yabucoa, a fishing and farming town of 37,000 still struggling to recover from the Category 4 storm, was the first in a series of events to mark the anniversary of the devastating storm and remember the estimated 2,975 people who lost the...
Tags: News, Ap, Amnesty International, Associated Press, North Carolina, Donald Trump, Florence, Maria, Ben Carson, Puerto Rico, San Juan, Trump, Kumi Naidoo, SAN JUAN Puerto Rico, Carson, Rodriguez


HOA Homefront: California’s new fair housing rules include guidelines for sexual harassment at associations

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development adopted regulations in September 2016 which, for the first time, prohibited sexual harassment within housing accommodations. “Housing accommodations” in this context includes homeowner associations. These regulations have thus far not received widespread attention, but in California this will change soon. In August, the California Fair Employment and Housing Council approved fair housing regulations, providing the first written enforcement gui...
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Housing, homelessness and the California dream: Sky-high costs mean many are just getting by

On any given night in California there are about 134,000 people without a home, according to annual data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. That’s nearly equivalent to the population of Pasadena or Roseville sleeping on the street, on a bench or in a shelter. California’s homeless population jumped 13.7 percent between 2016 and 2017. And those 134,000 Californians without a place to call home are the visible edge of a much larger, much deeper housing problem in the state....
Tags: California, Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, Roseville, Oakland, Pasadena, Orange County, UC Berkeley, Santa Monica, UCSF, Legislature, Los Angeles County


Alaska village to get grant for water service restoration

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A village in northwest Alaska is in line to receive a $450,000 federal grant to restore water service lost in a December freeze. Officials say the “imminent threat” funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will go toward repairs and to ensure the water system will be viable […]
Tags: News, Ap, Alaska, U S Department of Housing and Urban Development, Anchorage Alaska, Nation & World


Realtors® Applaud HUD Decision to Target Online Housing Discrimination

Formal complaint alleges Facebook allowed advertisers to violate Fair Housing regulations Washington, D.C. – Aug. 20, 2018 (PRNewswire) On Friday, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development filed a housing discrimination complaint against Facebook, alleging the site’s targeting tools allow advertisers to intentionally exclude specific demographics from viewing or receiving certain housing-related ads. HUD claims the social media site violated the Fair Housing Act by enabling advertis...
Tags: Facebook, Legal, Laws, Washington, America, Regulations, Radio, Hud, Rules, Ben Carson, NAR, Columbia Missouri, U S Department of Housing and Urban Development, National Association of Realtors, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Real Estate News


HUD Files Complaint Alleging Facebook Ad Tools Allow Housing Discrimination

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Gizmodo: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has filed an official discrimination complaint against Facebook, saying the site's dizzying array of advertising tools makes it simple for advertisers to illegally exclude wide swathes of the population from seeing housing ads, Politico wrote on Friday. In a press release, HUD wrote that Facebook's "targeted advertising" model more or less constitutes a way for said advertisers to skirt the fed...
Tags: Facebook, Politico, Tech, Cnn, Hud, Gizmodo, U S Department of Housing and Urban Development, National Fair Housing Alliance


HUD Makes It Official, Files Complaint Alleging Facebook Ad Tools Allow Housing Discrimination

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has filed an official discrimination complaint against Facebook, saying the site’s dizzying array of advertising tools makes it simple for advertisers to illegally exclude wide swathes of the population from seeing housing ads, Politico wrote on Friday.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Technology, Housing, Politico, Social Media, Hud, Discrimination, Ben Carson, Housing and Urban Development, U S Department of Housing and Urban Development, Facebook Ad Tools Allow Housing Discrimination


Facebook allows landlords to discriminate on housing ads, HUD charges

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development said Facebook violated the Fair Housing Act because its targeting systems allow advertisers to exclude certain audiences, such as families with young children or disabled people, from seeing housing ads.            [Author: AP Tech]
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Priced out of the market? Cities where the middle class can no longer afford a home

According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, families that pay more than 30% of their incomes on housing are considered cost burdened and may have difficulty affording rent as well as other necessities, such as food, clothing, transportation, and medical care.            [Author: 24/7 Wall Street]
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Top House Republican: Man Killed His Wife ‘Because The Woman Was Unfair’

One of the House’s most powerful Republicans had some interesting things to say on domestic violence during a recent event back in his district. Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX), the chairman of the influential House Rules Committee, told a social conservative activist who was pushing him to support the end of no-fault divorce that the way the family court system in Dallas used to process cases had led to some tragic consequences. To illustrate his point that the system had badly needed change, he used...
Tags: New York, Texas, News, Washington, NFL, Fbi, Hillary Clinton, House, Dallas, Dc, Houston, Morgan, Highland Park, Pete, U S Department of Housing and Urban Development, Santa Fe High School


Afraid Of ‘Repercussions,’ HUD Delayed Action On Crumbling Public Housing

CAIRO, Ill. — As public housing deteriorated in Illinois’ southernmost city, bureaucrats at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development delayed stepping in because they wanted to avoid “political repercussions” and negative attention, according to a scathing audit released today. HUD’s inspector general, the agency’s investigative arm, said HUD officials bickered over whether a series of internal reports dating back to 2010, citing widespread mismanagement and worsening conditions in ...
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U.S. Housing and Urban Development Head Ben Carson Visits Cleveland Temporary Housing Center

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson visited Cleveland Tuesday and toured a temporary housing center on the east side. Carson said the department prefers to back programs that help people support themselves. “That’s our major focus now at HUD, on the people themselves as opposed to the programs and the houses,” he said. Carson visited Family Promise of Greater Cleveland , a faith-based, private non-profit that receives $107,000 per year in HUD funding. According ...
Tags: Hud, Cleveland, Ben Carson, Carson, Greater Cleveland, U S Department of Housing and Urban Development, Matt Richmond, Family Promise


United States: HUD Seeks Public Comment On Disparate Impact Rule - Mayer Brown

On June 20, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development published an advance notice of proposed rulemaking that seeks public comment on whether and how to amend its 2013 rule under the Fair Housing Act.
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Audits: HUD Is Failing To Protect Children From Lead Paint Poisoning

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development failed to protect hundreds of thousands of children living in subsidized housing from potential exposure to lead paint and lead poisoning, according to a pair of recent federal reports. The reports describe a hodgepodge reporting system within HUD, as well as disjointed communication between the federal agency and the local housing authorities it oversees. Cases of children poisoned by lead are not always identified and followed up on in a t...
Tags: News, Congress, New York City, Indiana, Hud, GAO, U S Department of Housing and Urban Development, Southern Illinois, Cairo Illinois, New York City Housing Authority, Emily Benfer, Alexander County Housing Authority, Jereon Brown, Summer Concepcion, East Chicago Housing Authority, U S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention HUD


Housing Starts Spike to 11-Year High, Permits Stumble

Following a dip last month, housing starts rebounded in May, up 5 percent to 1.35 million from the revised April estimate of 1.286 million, according to recent data released by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department. Meanwhile, single-family housing starts jumped up 3.9 percent since April to 936,000, the second-highest reading since the Great Recession, according to the National Association of Home Builders. Multifamily starts (five units or more) dropp...
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