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Republicans Are Trying to Roll Back Rules That Stopped For-Profit Colleges From Exploiting Students 14.12.2017 Mother Jones
Late Tuesday evening, the House Education and Workforce Committee finalized a sweeping bill that would have far-reaching consequences on how American colleges and universities are held accountable. Among the biggest winners in the proposed legislation? For-profit colleges, which have long been accused of engaging in deceptive practices and saddling vulnerable students with both meaningless degrees and crushing debt. […]
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L.A. City Council approves development fee to raise money for affordable housing 14.12.2017 LA Times: Commentary
The so-called "linkage fee" is opposed by some business groups and supported by homeless advocates. Officials say the measure will raise more than $100 million a year for affordable housing.
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Republican Bill Would Slash Programs That Make College More Affordable 14.12.2017 Mother Jones
The House Republican tax bill generated an uproar among graduate students when it proposed a tax on their tuition waivers that would cost many of them thousands of dollars a year. That provision seems to be gone in the final Republican compromise bill, but another piece of Republican legislation heading to the House floor could spell even […]
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One city forms team to target the most vulnerable homeless 13.12.2017 AP Washington
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) -- This is the lesson that the working-class city of Everett has learned: It takes a community to rescue the hardcore homeless....
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Hard-hit by opioids, a city struggles with hardcore homeless 13.12.2017 AP Politics
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) -- This is the lesson that the working-class city of Everett has learned: It takes a community to rescue the hardcore homeless....
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House GOP higher ed bill moves ahead, despite cries to slow down 12.12.2017 Washington Post
House GOP higher ed bill moves ahead, despite cries to slow down
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Senate Republicans are divided over whether to pursue Medicare cuts in 2018 12.12.2017 Washington Post
Senate Republicans are divided over whether to pursue Medicare cuts in 2018
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Nine of Denver’s 78 neighborhoods are considered child care deserts 11.12.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Nine of Denver’s 78 neighborhoods are classified as child care deserts, areas where the number of small children far exceeds the number of licensed child care slots, and efforts are under way to address the problem.
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Tax reform looks like an attack on cities | Opinion 11.12.2017 Philly.com News
In an effort to generate savings, the tax packages have taken aim at the tax credit programs and bond financing that underpin the American community development sector.
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The Finance 202: Senate to draw a red line on estate levy as part of tax negotiations 11.12.2017 Washington Post
The Finance 202: Senate to draw a red line on estate levy as part of tax negotiations
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Cities turn to ‘missing middle’ housing to keep older millennials from leaving 10.12.2017 Washington Post
As many millennials start to couple up and have children, the sleek high-rise apartment buildings built for them as young professionals are no longer practical.
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John Chiang pitches billions in new low-income housing spending and homebuilding incentives 9.12.2017 LA Times: Commentary
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The Health 202: The orphan disease tax credit may soon be out in the cold 8.12.2017 Washington Post: Politics
It helps ensure those with rare diseases get treatment.
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Why Have Banks Stopped Lending to Low-Income Americans? 6.12.2017 Truthout - All Articles
This article was published by TalkPoverty.org. At the end of September, the Federal Reserve released its annual collection of data gathered under the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act. Among other findings, the report details that the country's three largest banks -- Wells Fargo, Bank of America, and JPMorgan Chase -- have sharply cut back on lending to low-income people over the past few years. The three banks' mortgages to low-income borrowers declined from 32 percent in 2010 to 15 percent in 2016. The report also shows that in 2016, black and Latino borrowers had more difficulty acquiring home loans than whites. And it revealed that last year, for the first time since the 1990s, most mortgages didn't come from banks; they came from other institutions -- often less-regulated online entitites like Loan Depot or Quicken Loans. These companies, technically known as nonbank financial institutions, can be more flexible than traditional banks, but may also charge higher rates and fees. Martin Eakes and other ...
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Homeless population rises, driven by West Coast affordable-housing crisis 6.12.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
It's the first time the number of homeless people has grown since 2010. In Los Angeles, homelessness is up by nearly 26 percent, fueled by high housing prices.
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Philadelphia takes another step toward providing affordable housing | Inga Saffron 6.12.2017 Philly.com News
Despite objections from developers and neighborhood groups, Philadelphia is poised to require subsidized units in market-rate development.
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Tax overhaul could chill US affordable housing construction 6.12.2017 AP Washington
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Municipal governments worry the tax overhaul in Washington, D.C. could chill the construction of affordable housing as homelessness reaches a crisis point on the West Coast....
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The Fight for Affordable Housing Unites People in Manufactured Homes Across Racial and Geographic Barriers 5.12.2017 Truthout.com
In the wake of the housing crisis, manufactured (mobile) homes offered people with fixed or low incomes an affordable alternative, but now Wall Street is trying to get in on this market, too. Kevin Borden, executive director of Manufactured Housing Action (MHAction), discusses how his organization is bringing owners of manufactured homes together to fight this new assault on affordable housing. Manufactured homeowner activists from 11 states meet in Austin, Texas, on December 1, 2017, to protest Mobile Home University. (Photo courtesy of MHAction) Grassroots, not-for-profit news is rare -- and Truthout's very existence depends on donations from readers. Will you help us publish more stories like this one? Make a one-time or monthly donation by clicking here. Welcome to Interviews for Resistance. We're now several months into the Trump administration, and activists have scored some important victories in those months. Yet there is always more to be done, and for many people, the question of where to focus ...
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Tax Plans Pave Way for Massive Cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security 5.12.2017 Truthout.com
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks with the media after a news conference in Dirksen Building on the tax reform bill on November 30, 2017. (Photo: Tom Williams / CQ Roll Call) While the Senate and House versions of the highly unpopular GOP tax bill are being reconciled, it's important to remember that the two have one thing in common: adding significantly to the national debt. This may seem counterintuitive for fiscal conservatives, but it's the perfect cover for the GOP's real agenda of cutting the social programs that almost every American relies on. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks with the media after a news conference in Dirksen Building on the tax reform bill on November 30, 2017. (Photo: Tom Williams / CQ Roll Call) This story wasn't funded by corporate advertising, but by readers like you. Can you help sustain our work with a tax-deductible donation? Speaker of the House Paul Ryan has a plan: To get rid of nasty deficits, he says,  all we need to do is  "grow the economy, ...
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Cineworld buying Philip Anschutz’ Regal movie chain in global expansion 5.12.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Cineworld Group PLC is buying Philip Anschutz' Regal Entertainment Group for $3.61 billion in a deal that gives the movie theater operator a larger global footprint.
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