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 […]

July 27, 2011

Daily Housing News Round-UP

There’s bit of local flavor to this round-up, with Washington, D.C., making a few appearances in a big day of housing news: In HUD’s neighborhood, Washington is looking into sustainable development on DC’s Southwest side. One homeowner writes about their good experience with a Washington initiative that improves the city’s rivers with landscaping. We already […]

July 26, 2011

Daily Housing News Round-Up

The weather may have cooled off (slightly) but this housing news is hot: HUD recently extended the deadline for applications to the Emergency Homeowners Loan Program. Government help (including Recovery Act funding) has helped create a renaissance in the Bronx. Not far from that success story, New York City is investing in improvements to public […]