Ex-Trump Official Fined and Barred From Government Over R.N.C. Video

Lynne Patton recruited and interviewed public housing tenants in New York City for a pro-Trump re-election video. The residents accused her of tricking them into participating.

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Homelessness in U.S. Rose for 4th Straight Year, Report Says

A new report almost certainly underestimates the spread, depth and urgency of the crisis given that the data doesn’t yet reflect the pandemic, federal officials warned.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fudge-marcia-l, #homeless-persons, #housing-and-urban-development-department, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #stimulus-economic, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Marcia Fudge, Biden’s Pick to Lead HUD, Is Confirmed by Senate

Ms. Fudge faces as tough a task as any cabinet secretary: rebuilding a neglected agency central to the fight against racial inequity and poverty.

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Marcia Fudge Expected to Be Confirmed to Lead HUD

Ms. Fudge faces as tough a task as any cabinet secretary: rebuilding a neglected agency central to the fight against racial inequity and poverty.

#affordable-housing, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #fudge-marcia-l, #housing-and-urban-development-department, #senate

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If ‘Housing Is a Right,’ How Do We Make It Happen?

For starters, Biden can improve lives right now by recalibrating existing programs.

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Let’s Not Forget Trump’s Failure to ‘Take Care’

His administration subverted that constitutional mandate by undermining core missions of the government.

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Biden to Free Up Billions in Delayed Puerto Rico Storm Aid

The administration plans to release $1.3 billion that was meant to help Puerto Rico rebuild after Hurricane Maria in 2017, and will remove restrictions on another $4.9 billion.

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Biden Team Rushes to Take Over Government, and Oust Trump Loyalists

President Biden named nearly all of his cabinet secretaries and their immediate deputies before he took office, but his real grasp on the levers of power has come several layers down.

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Comparing Biden and Trump’s Cabinet Picks

President Biden has chosen policymakers, while President Donald J. Trump valued cabinet secretaries he saw as deal makers.

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Biden Moves to End Justice Contracts with Private Prisons

The president’s latest batch of executive orders takes steps to promote racial equity.

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Biden Picks Marcia Fudge for HUD and Tom Vilsack for Agriculture Secretary

Ms. Fudge, a House member from Ohio, would be the second African-American Biden cabinet member chosen in two days. Mr. Vilsack would reprise his role from the Obama administration.

#agriculture-and-farming, #agriculture-department, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #fudge-marcia-l, #housing-and-urban-development-department, #presidential-transition-us, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vilsack-tom

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Can Digital Mortgage Platforms Reduce Discrimination in Lending?

Early indications are promising. But automated systems provide rich opportunities to perpetuate bias.

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N.Y.C. Tenants Say They Were Tricked Into Appearing in R.N.C. Video

“I am not a Trump supporter,” one of the tenants said, adding that she was furious that her interview with a government official was used for the convention.

#housing-and-urban-development-department, #housing-authority-nyc, #manhattan-nyc, #patton-lynne-m, #presidential-election-of-2020, #public-and-subsidized-housing, #republican-national-convention, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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U.S. Flood Strategy Shifts to ‘Unavoidable’ Relocation of Entire Neighborhoods

Using tax dollars to move whole communities out of flood zones, an idea long dismissed as radical, is swiftly becoming policy, marking a new and more disruptive phase of climate change.

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Trump Presses Limits on Transgender Rights Over Supreme Court Ruling

The Trump administration is pressing forward with policies limiting transgender rights. Many rules that have been in development for years have now either been finalized or have gone into effect.

#civil-rights-and-liberties, #discrimination, #domestic-violence, #health-and-human-services-department, #homeless-persons, #housing-and-urban-development-department, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Trump Moves to Roll Back Obama Program Addressing Housing Discrimination

The move coincides with efforts by the president’s re-election campaign to shore up support among white suburban voters.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #carson-benjamin-s, #discrimination, #fair-housing-act-1968, #housing-and-urban-development-department, #obama-barack, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #suburbs, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Trump Attacks a Suburban Housing Program. Critics See a Play for White Votes.

Proponents of the policy saw the move as an attempt to shore up the president’s sagging support among white suburban voters by stoking racial division.

#carson-benjamin-s, #discrimination, #heritage-foundation, #housing-and-urban-development-department, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #suburbs, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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HUD Rule Would Dismantle Protections for Homeless Transgender People

Homeless shelters would have the right to turn away transgender people from single-sex facilities that correspond to their gender identity.

#discrimination, #homeless-persons, #housing-and-urban-development-department, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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Tribes in a Battle for Their Share of Virus Stimulus Money

Legal fights over how a pot of $8 billion should be allocated have complicated distribution to some of the nation’s poorest and most vulnerable communities.

#alaska-natives, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #housing-and-urban-development-department, #native-americans, #united-states-politics-and-government

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After the Coronavirus, Cities Should Embrace Density

Restrictive zoning blocks less-affluent families from the opportunities that cities offer.

#housing-and-urban-development-department, #income-inequality, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #united-states-economy, #university-of-california-berkeley, #urban-areas, #zoning

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Pandemic’s Costs Stagger the Nursing Home Industry

Even before the coronavirus swept through care facilities, many were struggling with thin profit margins. Now they could be wiped out.

#elder-care, #elderly, #genesis-healthcare-corp, #housing-and-urban-development-department, #nursing-homes, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

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