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Maximize Your College Financial Aid Award

Anna Cuevas is the National Urban League's new Consumer Advocate, as part of our 2015 Financial Empowerment series. Learn more about Anna here. Read more »

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New Report Exposes Financial Needs and Challenges

New Report Exposes Financial Needs and Challenges of Low-Income Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

The National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development (CAPACD), a close partner of the National Urban League, has recently released an important new report, Scrimping + Saving, that sheds light on the true financial vulnerability of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) – the fastest growing racial/ethnic group in the country.
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Trailblazers: Linda Taylor

Linda Taylor is Housing Director for the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle (ULMS where she started as a Housing Counselor, and now she directs the ULMS Housing Department which includes six Housing Specialists who coordinate counseling in the areas of: Faith Based Financial Education, Mortgage Default which includes modifications, Budget Development, Credit Enhancement, Pre-Purchase Education, Rental Assistance, Transitional Housing, Reverse Mortgage and Expunging Cr
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Integrating Services to Build Financial Capability

CFED Announces a New Planning Guide for Integrating Services to Build Financial Capability

Building Financial Capability: A Planning Guide for Integrated Services Read more »

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Federal Housing News

House and Senate Approve Budget Resolutions

The House and Senate both passed budget resolutions and are now negotiating the differences between the two budget resolutions. The House and Senate budgets have some major differences, particularly around defense spending. The implications for housing in budget reconciliation could be far-reaching, depending on what tax, spending or other provisions individual committees address. 
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Alternative Credit Scoring Models to Expand Mortgage Access

HUD Secretary Tells Realtors® FHA is Exploring Alternative Credit Scoring Models to Expand Mortgage Access

WASHINGTON (April 1, 2015) – A diverse group of housing industry stakeholders participated in a credit access symposium today to discuss how alternative credit scoring models could expand access to mortgage credit for responsible borrowers who may have thin credit histories or extenuating circumstances like medical debts.
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Nine Tax Deductions You Might Not Know About

Anna Cuevas is the National Urban League's new Consumer Advocate, as part of our 2015 Financial Empowerment series. Learn more about Anna here. Read more »

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Urban League Publishes Book On Its History

On Friday, March 20, 2015, the Urban League of Hampton Roads (Norfolk, VA) hosted a book signing and reception to celebrate the publication of “The History of the Urban League of Hampton Roads”  written by Dr. Curtis T. Langley, Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Urban Affairs from Norfolk State University.  Read more »

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Nonprofits Help Dallas’ Poor Offset Transportation Costs

Nonprofits Help Dallas’ Poor Offset Regressive Transportation Costs

When Tammy Carson Johnson was broke and unemployed several years ago, making it to job interviews often depended on whether she could scrounge together $5 for a daily Dallas Area Rapid Transit pass. Read more »

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