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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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Check out past blog entries for helpful tips and advice:

A Father’s Timeless Financial Lessons

(Friday, June 19, 2015)

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

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Credit score requirements for renters getting higher, st

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Lab Report: Over Half of America's Affordable Housing Supply Has Vanished

By Katie Pierce
CityLab.com

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Is Anybody Home at HUD?

A long-harbored conservative dream — the “dismantling of the administrative state” — is taking place under Secretary Ben Carson.
By Alec MacGillis

This story is a collaboration between New York and ProPublica, an independent nonprofit newsroom.

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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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