Posts Tagged as "Housing"

High Rents, Low Wages Spell Housing Crisis for LB’s Working Poor

Feb. 23, 2013 / By
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LONG BEACH, Calif. — Thousands of families here are being financially stretched to their breaking point due to rental costs that are out of sync with what the average resident can afford, according to recently released city data — and the job outlook over the next seven years doesn’t suggest that will change anytime soon...

Residents Fight for Affordable Housing Downtown

Dec. 7, 2012 / By
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At rallies and events, long-term downtown residents sing the chant, “Hey my people! We’ll tell a story!..

Deadline Approaches for Homeowners Seeking Foreclosure Reviews

Nov. 30, 2012 / By
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New America Media, News Report, Anna Challet, Posted: Nov 29, 2012

Well over 4 million homeowners affected by the foreclosure crisis are eligible for an independent review of their cases – but only a small percentage of them have requested one through a recently available federal program, and the deadline to do so is looming...

Why Am I Locked Out Of Refinancing?

Jul. 11, 2012 / By
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Shaun Donovan, United States Secretary for Housing and Urban Development, answers your questions on President Obama’s homeowner refinancing proposal that aims to make it simpler for millions of homeowners around the country to refinance their mortgages and save hundreds of dollars each month...

HUD Secretary Details Homeowner Help in $25 Billion Settlement

Feb. 14, 2012 / By
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New America Media, News Report, Khalil Abdullah, Posted: Feb 11, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C.–The $25 billion home mortgage settlement announced this week will be especially important for ethnic families, said Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan, in a call-in press briefing Friday...