"I remember people talking about how somehow this was going to solve all our racial problems. I wasn’t one of those who subscribed to that notion," the president said.
Gentrification is real and communities of color aren't the only ones who've noticed the drastic change in their neighborhoods.
Maryland Housing Secretary Keeps Job After Suggesting Low-Income Residents Poisoned Children For Free Rent
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) has allowed the housing secretary to keep his job after profiling low-income residents and accusing them of deliberately poisoning their children to score free rent. The governor had a “direct” talk with Secretary Kenneth C. Holt, Maryland Secretary of the Department of Housing and Community Development, about the disparaging comments he […]
If you’ve been a New York City resident for some time, you’ve likely noticed how your once empty subway car is still packed with people, even after crossing that once undesirable Manhattan/Brooklyn line. The L train doesn’t empty out after Bedford Avenue. The G train, the ignored ghost train of the city, now boasts a […]
The city of Miami is taking JPMorgan Chase & Co, the country’s biggest bank, to court based on major claims of housing discrimination against its residents of color. In a lawsuit filed Friday, the city accuses JPMorgan of predatory mortgage lending in neighborhoods occupied predominately by people of color, violating the U.S. Fair Housing Act. Reps for the […]
President Barack Obama continued his “Better Bargain For America” media tour, stopping in Phoenix, Ariz. at the Desert Visa Senior High School Tuesday afternoon. After the crowd broke into an impromptu “Happy Birthday” song rendition, Obama drilled down and spoke to the serious challenges of housing in America and the nationwide mortgage meltdown caused by […]
For decades American government’s efforts to house the poor have relied on the construction of subsidized housing plots more commonly known as “Projects.” The term, originally used to describe the improvement projects city planners believed these developments would amount to, has instead become synonymous with inner-city blight and crime. Today, urban legend, news reports and […]
ATKINSON, Ill. — Confronting the most public anxiety yet of his Midwestern tour, President Barack Obama sought Wednesday to reassure an audience in his home state of Illinois that the economy would recover, but warned that Washington is not the answer to the nation’s economic troubles. He conceded that it will take at least a […]
NEW ORLEANS — The city of New Orleans is meeting its subsidized housing demand with a new plan. Instead of crowding families in large subsidized plots, the city is building and mixing subsidized homes among its unsubsidized residences. The city, which tore down all of its public housing developments in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, […]
DALLAS — At least eight people were hurt when thousands of housing voucher applicants rushed the doors at the Jesse Owens Memorial Complex in Dallas, Texas. An estimated 5,000 applicants waited for hours to receive applications for one of the 3,800 available vouchers. The waiting applicants became a frenzied stampede when officials opened doors to […]
The Knob Hill Property Owners Association of Augusta, Georgia has blocked a paralyzed, African-American veteran from receiving a new home that would have been specialized for his health needs. Homes For Our Troops has built over 100 homes for severely disabled vets like Sgt. 1st Class Sean Gittens, which would otherwise be unaffordable for these […]
A crowd of people hoping to get federal housing assistance became unruly Wednesday morning with reports of fights breaking out in the crowd.
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