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 15, 2011

Daily Housing News Round-Up

Lots to cover in today’s round-up, so let’s jump right in: HUD released its Annual Homelessness Assessment Report Tuesday, which found that while homelessness increased in rural areas in 2010, it rose only slightly overall despite the tough economy. You can find the complete report here. Another study found the homeless population in Los Angeles […]

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June 7, 2011

HUD Helping Families: Housing is Just the Beginning

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When it comes to helping families pull their way out of poverty, housing is just the beginning. That’s why HUD recently announced $15 million in grants to more than 200 public housing authorities across the country that will connect families with valuable education and employment opportunities. With help from local agencies, public housing residents can […]

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