Housing

Foreclosed Americans find way back to homeownership

Chicago Tribune: Foreclosed Americans find way back to homeownership

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Washington Updates (05.31.12)

Urban League Jobs Chat – This Friday, June 1st

On Friday, June 1 the Bureau of Labor Statistics will release its national employment statistics for May 2012.  Key things to look for will include any indication that the economy is rebounding from its spring hiring slump and whether the unemployment rate is trending toward falling below that critical 8% mark as we head into the 2012 presidential election.
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American Voices: Cy Richardson

PBS
5/18/2012

This week’s “American Voices” essay is from Cy Richardson, vice president for housing and community development at the National Urban League.

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The Urban Policy Alert (May 2012)

Obama Plan Would Help Responsible Homeowners Save Money on Mortgage Interest Rates

This week, the White House will outline its plan to jumpstart the economy by help- ing homeowners who are current on their payment of a
Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac-sponsored mortgage to take advantage of an all- time low in 30-year fixed rates.
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Washington Updates (05.02.12)

Marc Morial Speaks With Housing Policy Leaders On The Importance Of Homeownership In Communities

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Home Values in Most Large U.S. Cities Bottoming, Zillow Says

Bloomberg: Home Values in Most Large U.S. Cities Bottoming, Zillow Says

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Program for Low-Income Housing Compels Building in Poor Neighborhoods

New York Times: Program for Low-Income Housing Compels Building in Poor Neighborhoods

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RPT-After the bailout: few fans but no fix for Fannie and Freddie

Reuters: RPT-After the bailout: few fans but no fix for Fannie and Freddie

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Foreclosure Crisis The Result Of Rampant Greed Or Education Gap?

Huffington Post: Foreclosure Crisis The Result Of Rampant Greed Or Education Gap?

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Report estimates 8 million children hurt by foreclosures

USA TODAY: Report estimates 8 million children hurt by foreclosures

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