Tag: Housing and Urban Development Department

Ben Carson Is Cleared of Misconduct Over Order of $31,000 Dining Set

Department of Housing and Urban Development investigators found no evidence that Secretary Ben Carson acted improperly when he tried to buy a $31,000 dining room set for his office in 2017, according to an inspector general’s report released on Thursday. The inspector general determined that Mr. Carson and senior department staff members did not follow […]

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As Disasters Multiply, Billions in Recovery Funds Go Unspent

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is sitting on tens of billions of dollars in unspent recovery money meant to help Americans recover from disasters, leaving people less able to rebound from the effects of Hurricane Dorian and other storms. As of June 30, the government had spent less than one-third of the $107 billion provided […]

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Next Arena for Criminal Justice Reform: A Roof Over Their Heads

NEW ORLEANS — When Thad Tatum was released from a Louisiana prison after serving 28 years for armed robbery and the attempted murder of a police officer, he found his trials were far from over. Mr. Tatum, who has used a wheelchair since he was stabbed at the Louisiana State Penitentiary, has had to prove […]

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Who’s to Blame When Algorithms Discriminate?

When the Fair Housing Act was passed in 1968, the injustice it aimed to root out in the housing market was often egregious: Real estate agents steered black families away from white neighborhoods; landlords refused to rent to them; and property managers’ racism was plainly stated in apartment listings. The culprits were clear and their […]

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F.B.I. Agents Raid South Bend Housing Authority Offices

F.B.I. agents raided the offices of the Housing Authority of South Bend, Ind., on Wednesday, the second potential distraction back home for the presidential campaign of the city’s mayor, Pete Buttigieg. No one was arrested during the raid, in which evidence collection teams visited the housing authority’s headquarters on Alonzo Watson Drive about 1 p.m. […]

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A New Approach on Housing Affordability

A growing number of Americans are struggling to cope with the high and rising cost of rental housing in the United States. On any given night last year, more than half a million Americans were homeless. Nearly 11 million households managed to keep a roof over their heads only by spending more than 50 percent […]

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Democrats Question HUD’s Hiring of Trump Aide Who Quit After Racist Posts

WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats are calling for Housing Secretary Ben Carson to justify his hiring of a former Consumer Financial Protection Bureau official who resigned this year after the disclosure of racially provocative comments he made spanning more than a decade. Last month, White House officials placed Eric Blankenstein, a former policy supervisor at the […]

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Dozens of Nursing Homes With HUD-Backed Mortgages Have ‘Serious Deficiencies’

Dozens of the worst-run nursing homes in the United States have mortgages guaranteed by a federal agency that mostly stopped inspecting such homes several years ago. Seventy-four nursing homes with mortgages insured against default by the agency, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, are among 478 homes identified this month by two United States […]

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People Are Taking Emotional Support Animals Everywhere. States Are Cracking Down.

A 26-year-old Starbucks barista in the suburbs of Tampa known as Vayne Myers has suffered from anxiety ever since he was a child. A co-worker suggested he try an emotional support animal. So Mr. Myers bought a duck and named it Primadonna. The snow-white bird has worked wonders for his state of mind. “Whenever I […]

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Landlords Oppose Trump Plan to Evict Undocumented Immigrants

WASHINGTON — Landlords and local officials across the country say a White House proposal to eject undocumented immigrants from subsidized housing would displace some of their most reliable tenants and add major financial strains to an already cash-strapped system. Officials with the Department of Housing and Urban Development, prodded by hard-liners like Stephen Miller, President […]

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A Nursing Home Chain’s Collapse Leaves the Government on the Hook

The cracks in the foundation of a Chicago nursing-home business began to appear almost immediately. The owners stopped making mortgage payments on their crown jewel, the Rosewood Care Centers, barely a year after buying it in 2013. Paperwork about the chain’s finances was never filed with the government. Some money meant for the 13 nursing […]

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