Posts tagged "Freddie Mac"

Suit accuses director of Federal Housing Finance Agency of starving low-income rental housing program

Suit accuses director of Federal Housing Finance Agency of starving low-income rental housing program
It’s been five years since the National Housing Trust Fund was created to provide grants to states to invest in affordable rental housing for extremely low-income families. In that time, low-income renters and housing rights groups say the fund has failed at its stated goal. And they blame Ed DeMarco, the acting director of the... Read more »

Neighbors help 76-year-old woman fight to keep home that's been in her family for generations

Neighbors help 76-year-old woman fight to keep home that's been in her family for generations
Mary Bonelli hardly knew anyone among the 40 or so people clustered in front of her two-story brick home in Belmont-Cragin. “They’re all strangers,” she said. “It means a lot knowing that I am not alone.” The “strangers” were from Chicago’s Communities United Against Foreclosure and Eviction. They had gathered to protest Bonelli’s forthcoming eviction... Read more »

What's Up This Week: Abbate and the "code of silence"; caroling against evictions; an immigrant's Christmas wish

 What's Up This Week: Abbate and the "code of silence"; caroling against evictions; an immigrant's Christmas wish
Code of Silence. If the city of Chicago gets its wish to reverse a recent jury verdict that a “code of silence” in the Chicago Police Department tried to shield off-duty officer Anthony Abbate from police misconduct charges after he beat a female bartender, the city will have “no incentive to change,” according to a... Read more »
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What's Up This Week: Chicago teachers strike, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac protest, and CHA public hearing

What's Up This Week: Chicago teachers strike, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac protest, and CHA public hearing
Here’s some of the stories relating to race and poverty that’s happening around Chicago this week: Chicago Teacher Strike. Chicago teachers are on strike for the first time in 25 years. After the the two sides failed to reach an agreement by the strike deadline Sunday, officials began to prepare to have more than 350,000... Read more »

Race and poverty round-up: tribute to the Soul Train, presidential ignorance and Freddie Mac's conflict of interest

What’s moving in the world of race and poverty, on Chicago Muckrakers weekly. Don Cornelius, the smooth-voiced creator of the iconic Soul Train was found dead at his home on Wednesday, setting off a stream of rememberances and nostalgia. A group of Chicagoans remembered his legacy in Wicker Park by dancing the Soul Train. Republican... Read more »