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What Does the Upcoming Presidential Election Mean for HUD?

An op-ed explains the significance of the 2016 presidential election for the political clout of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Those supporting the agenda of HUD, according to this argument, should be wary of a Republican victory.
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Bankruptcy in Detroit—The Tip of the Iceberg

One of the scariest things about Detroit's bankruptcy proceedings is that the fiscal choices that city made has been repeated in many other cities.
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Affordable, Mid-Term, Housing for All

A proposal to limit the amount of time low-income families can live in affordable housing.
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Bricks or Bullets? Obama Chooses Defense Over Housing

The federal government has largely abdicated its responsibility to build affordable housing. Nowhere is that more clear than in the comparison between President Obama's proposed $6 billion to HUD for housing production and $626 billion for defense.
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Affordable Housing in New York City—What’s Next

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has set a lofty goal of creating or preserving 200,000 units of affordable housing in New York City. How can the mayor's team deliver on that promise?