July 28, 2011

The Changing Face of Neighborhoods

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Neighborhoods change all the time. An industrial area might find new life as a haven for artists, or a blue-collar part of town could become the next hot ZIP code. But if a neighborhood changes because a landlord is discriminating against tenants based on their race, that change is illegal. That’s what the U.S. Department […]

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June 20, 2011

When good credit and income are not enough

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You have the income. You have the credit score. And you are having a baby. When getting a home loan, being pregnant shouldn’t be a factor, right? Well, for some lenders it is. Some mortgage lenders deny credit to borrowers because of a pregnancy or maternity leave. It’s called pregnancy discrimination, and it’s a violation […]

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June 17, 2011

HUD to Host 2011 National Healthy Homes Conference

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From June 20-23, people from all areas of the housing field will come together in Denver for the National Healthy Homes Conference. Before that meeting, the director of HUD’s Office of Healthy Homes, Jon Gant, took part in a live tweet chat last week with people interested in making housing healthy and safe for everyone. […]

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Father’s Day 2011

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All across the U.S. public housing authorities are gearing up for a Father’s Day weekend like no other. Approximately 200 agencies in cities across the country answered HUD’s call to host Father’s Day 2011 events on Saturday, June 18th - the day before the official Father’s Day – to celebrate fatherhood, family and to support dads […]

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