Some Americans were left worse off after their mortgages were sold to private-equity firms by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. That’s according to a report released by the U.S. Government Accountability Office, which this month released a new analysis of HUD’s Distress Asset Stabilization Program.
This summer marks the 55th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act, which paved the way for the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the Fair Housing Act of 1968 and the expansion of civil rights in this country.
hould websites be accessible to everyone, including the blind?
That’s the question at the center of an ongoing lawsuit against the pizza restaurant Domino’s that was filed by a blind user in 2016 after he was unable to order pizzas through the company’s website, despite using screen reading software.
Becoming an adult in a world facing an environmental crisis is terrifying. It’s getting tougher to stay motivated at work when it feels like there is no point. People are wondering if they should have kids anymore if they’ll be born into a hopeless world.
Rapid housing cost appreciation and demographic turnover is a very real and growing problem, but it is still concentrated in a few high-cost markets, and a few select neighborhoods of other cities.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development is circulating a proposal to make it more difficult to bring discrimination claims under the Fair Housing Act.
The meeting in the Roosevelt Room felt urgent and intense. Freddie Gray was dead, another black man fatally wounded in an interaction with police.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is circulating new rules that would make it nearly impossible for banks – or landlords or homeowners insurance companies – to be sued when their algorithms result in people of color being disproportionately denied housing.
Many conservatives in the U.S. believe that poverty is mainly a result of bad personal decisions, but statistics from the seemingly perfect Japan show that even a culture filled with hard work and no play doesn’t stop rampant poverty.
Early word of the results of a new experiment built to break the cycle of poverty has provoked a nationwide stir among Democrats and Republicans alike, and 21 cities across America are already working to start similar programs. Anti-poverty work is sometimes seen as bleak, but these findings are thrilling.