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The Urban League of Palm Beach County Helped Reduce my Mortgage by $350/month!

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The Buffalo Urban League helped us get $3,000 to buy a home!

After Jeffrey and Retha Jones got married, the first thing they wanted was a home they could call their own. After renting apartments for years, buying a house was a milestone they wanted to reach together. Jeffrey and Retha couldn't wait to renovate bedrooms for their two children and paint the walls any color they wanted to.

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Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Would Be Privatized Under Proposed House Budget

House Republicans want to privatize Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac as part of their 2018 budget proposal.

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The 100-Year-Old Penalty for Being Black

By Tamvi Misra

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The Roots of the New Urban Crisis

In an excerpt from his new book, Richard Florida warns of “the central crisis of our times”—the growing cleavage between superstar cities and those left behind.  

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Americans are taking out the largest mortgages on record

For the past few years, the housing market has been unbalanced. Strong demand and lean supply keep pushing prices higher and higher.

On Wednesday, a fresh piece of data confirmed that trend. The Mortgage Bankers Association’s weekly purchase loan data showed that the average size of a home loan was the largest in the history of its survey, which goes back to 1990.

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Detroit's Foreclosure Crisis and the Need for 'Information Justice'

An open data project sought to battle tax foreclosures by arming residents with information. It may have empowered property speculators more than anyone.

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Uncertainty Over Tax Reform Is Already Hurting Affordable Housing

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In Navient Lawsuits, Unsettling Echoes of Past Lending Crisis

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