April 5, 2012

Fair Housing Month Reminds us to Live Free

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Yesterday I had the great honor of standing in the shadow of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial on the 44th anniversary of his death. We gathered at the foot of his memorial in a wreath-laying ceremony to honor his life and legacy and to give thanks to a man who devoted his […]

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February 29, 2012

Continuing the Fight Against Segregation

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Cross posted from HuffingtonPost.com A recent report by the Manhattan Institute concludes that American cities are now more integrated than they have been in a century. According to the report, all-white neighborhoods are effectively extinct, and while segregated neighborhoods racked with poverty persist, they are in decline. Undeniably, our nation has made historic strides towards […]

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August 4, 2011

Protecting Women from Unlawful Mortgage Lending Practices

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Cross posted from WhiteHouse.gov Bringing a new child into a family and buying a house are two momentous and happy occasions for any family.  When HUD’s Office of Fair Housing & Equal Opportunity (FHEO) learned that some mortgage lenders had policies or practices that make qualifying for a mortgage more difficult for pregnant women or […]

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