U.S. Dept. of Housing

In the city that claims him, Ben Carson falls from grace

BALTIMORE (AP) — The portrait used to hang in the hallway, welcoming children and parents to the Archbishop Borders School in Baltimore: a smiling Dr. Ben Carson in surgical scrubs, rubbing together the careful, steady hands that helped him become the nation's most famous black doctor.<p>"The person …

Ben Carson

TV News Covered Omarosa for 34 Hours Last Week—This Major Story Got Just 23 Seconds

If you thought Omarosa was everywhere over the past few weeks, you were right.<p>The progressive research firm Media Matters for America analyzed …

Donald Trump

Ben Carson’s Drive to Further Segregate Housing Gets a Boost in Court

Civil rights advocates suffered a blow in federal court this month, losing a lawsuit, filed in May, against the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban …

Civil Rights

HANO sheds 'substandard' rating after correcting errors

The Housing Authority of New Orleans has managed to shed the "substandard" rating it received on its annual audit this spring after correcting how it …

Housing

HUD: Evansville housing upgrades fell short of guidelines

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — An audit of Evansville's public housing agency found that it failed to comply with federal guidelines during an upgrade of hundreds of apartments.<p>The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's inspector general's office examined the Evansville Housing Authority's …

Housing

CityLab Daily: Embracing the E-Bike

Also: Remembering a bipartisan push against exclusionary zoning, and the homelessness problem we don’t talk about.<p><i>Keep up with the most pressing, interesting, and important city stories of the day. Sign up for the CityLab Daily newsletter here.</i><p>What We’re Following<p><b>Take the e-bike:</b> Docked bikeshare …

Ben Carson

raceAhead: Fortune's Change the World List

By<p>Today, <i>Fortune</i> releases its fourth annual Change the World list, which highlights more than fifty companies that are doing well by doing good. You …

Ben Carson

Trump Admin Files Suit Against Facebook For 'Discriminatory' Policies

The Trump administration is going after Facebook for allegedly engaging in housing discrimination.<p>On Friday, Housing and Urban Development (HUD) …

Social Media

Facebook helps landlords discriminate against minorities, says U.S. Government

<b>ENABLING DISCRIMINATION.</b> Facebook is (once again) in the doghouse with the U.S. government. This time it’s because of the company’s advertising …

Social Media

Residents at Salford Quays apartments 'could face £10k cladding bill'

<b>Hundreds of people living in an award-winning apartment complex fear they could each face bills of £10,000 after cladding was found to be dangerous.</b><p>The fire service has informed 250 leaseholders at NV Buildings in Salford Quays the three structures' exteriors are flammable.<p>The developer has …

Salford

What a Bipartisan Push Against Exclusionary Zoning Looks Like

Back in the first Bush Administration, HUD tried to rein in local housing restrictions. It didn’t work. But today’s zoning reformers should take note.<p>With housing affordability reaching crisis levels in America’s deep blue coastal cities, zoning reform is having a moment. YIMBYs in high-cost …

Housing

No (service) dogs allowed: HUD charges Granby real estate firm with housing discrimination

GRANBY -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has issued a finding of discrimination against Pleasant Valley Estates and its …

Real Estate

Happy ICE Appreciation Day From Donald Trump 

Barf BagWelcome to Barf Bag, a daily politics roundup to help you sort through the chaotic Trumpian news cycle.<p>Happy Anniversary to Newt and Calista …

News (U.S.)

Stocks making the biggest moves premarket: SODA, FB, AAPL, NKE, TSLA & more

SodaStream agreed to be bought by PepsiCo PEP for $3.2 billion in cash, or $144 per share. The price is 10.9 percent above SodaStream's Friday …

Urban Development

VAN VOORHIS: Is Jeff Bezos President of the Swamp?

Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, owner of the Washington Post, and richest man in the world with a net worth hovering around $150B, is about to get …

U.S. Politics

Is the Affordable Housing Shortage Just a Matter of Perspective?

Share<p>Tweet<p>Email<p>Share<p>“Ben Carson,” Gage Skidmore<p>August 19, 2018; Daily Tribune News, NPR, and TruthOut<p>From the vantage point of the White House, the …

Housing

Walker & Dunlop Arranges $10.8 Million in Financing for Recently-Renovated Multifamily Property in Downtown Palm Springs, CA

BETHESDA, Md., Aug. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Walker & Dunlop, Inc. announced today that it has structured $10,806,000 million in financing for Prism Multifamily Group's acquisition of <b>Latitude 33</b>, a 121-unit, Class A multifamily property in downtown Palm Springs, California.<p>Latitude 33 holds …

Real Estate

Alaska village gets funding for erosion, climate change

BETHEL, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska village of Napakiak received $449,000 in federal funding that could help the community respond to erosion and other effects of climate change.<p>The village of less than 400 residents, which received the funding on Thursday, has lost 50 feet (more than 15 meters) of …

Climate Change

Department of Housing and Urban Development files a complaint against Facebook, says company's ad targeting tools enabled Fair Housing Act violations

Urban Development

Tories push for land sales uplift to boost council home building | Financial Times

Tory campaigners have urged ministers to shake up the planning system so that local authorities can capture the increase in the value of land when …

Housing

Government £200m brownfields building fund falls flat, as number of new homes declines

A £200million Government fund to pay for more homes on industrial land has resulted in the opposite effect, with fewer homes built on brownfield areas than before it was set up.<p>Official Government’s land use change statistics show that the proportion of new homes registered on previously developed …

Housing

No sale agreement under RERA format registered so far in State

It has been over a year since the Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA) Act, 2016 came into effect in the State, but not a single property …

Real Estate

Irish Water asked for schools to reduce or turn off their water supplies during the drought

Image: Eleanor Keegan/Rollingnews.ie<p>Image: Eleanor Keegan/Rollingnews.ie<p>DURING THE RECENT heatwave, Irish Water requested that all schools take extra …

U.S. Dept. of Education

NYT Seethes Over D’Souza’s 'Death of a Nation' Doc, But Embraced Moore’s 'Fahrenheit'

<i>New York Times</i> reporter Astead Herndon seethed over a rapturous reception granted to conservative activist Dinesh D’Souza’s latest documentary, <i>Death</i> …

Conservative View

Homeless charity has doubts over £100m Tory pledge to tackle rough sleeping - Cornwall Live

The boss of a Cornish homeless charity has admitted he has reservations over the Government’s latest pledge to tackle rough sleeping.<p>Housing …

Housing

In the week the Government pledged to end homelessness, this is what we found on Newcastle's streets

These shocking pictures lay bare the scale of rough sleeping and homelessness in Newcastle.<p>In the week the Government announced £100m plans to tackle …

Housing

Hopes Pope will spur homelessness action

<b>By Aoife Moore</b><p>A homeless advocacy group says it hopes Pope Francis uses his global clout to force the Government to tackle the crisis.<p>The pontiff is …

Housing

Vaping is 'not necessarily harmless' cancer survivor Cabinet minister says

E-cigarettes are "not necessarily harmless", cancer survivor and Cabinet minister James Brokenshire has warned amid calls for relaxed rules around their use.<p>The Housing Secretary urged caution over the unknown long-term impacts of vaping after a parliamentary committee backed less regulation of …

Public Health

Facebook Should Be Ordered to Defend Housing Suit, U.S. Says

The U.S. is siding with fair housing groups that claim Facebook Inc.’s ad targeting tools permit discrimination based on sex, religion, familial …

Housing

WATCH: Ben Carson reveals the death-defying moment he truly embraced God

Dr. Ben Carson overcame a childhood of intense poverty and struggle to become one of the most famous neurosurgeons in the world — but his story didn’t end there.<p>Carson, an outspoken Christian who currently serves as the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, also ran for …

Conservative View