Housing

Affordable Housing an Oxymoron? (January 30)

Affordable housing has increasingly become a contradiction, as many people are priced out of the property market or struggle with sky-high rents. The issue is a high priority item for House Financial Services Chair, Maxine Waters. Many new freshmen on the House Financial Services Committee have backgrounds in housing policy.   Yesterday, the Trump Administration …

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Maxine Takes Helm at House Financial Svcs. (November 30)

Update 315:  Rough Waters Ahead for Banks? Maxine Takes Helm at House Financial Svcs.   The gavel passing from retiring Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) to Rep. Maxine Waters (CA) at the House Financial Services Committee augurs one of the clearest sea changes in policy and style a U.S. House Committee will see in the 116th …

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If Charity Begins at Home (Apr. 27)

Update 267 — If Charity Begins at Home, Tell it to the Congressional Majority First This month marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Fair Housing Act’s signing.  That landmark Act authorized the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to limit discrimination in housing.  While HUD has helped millions of Americans find stable, affordable housing, …

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