| Sep 14, 2014
| 7:10 AM
More than 50 people from all levels of government packed a conference room on a recent Friday and took turns addressing their mutual concern: the proliferation of "sober homes" in South Florida neighborhoods.
"This is a problem that is plaguing all of...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 11:54 AM
A program designed to help prop up the Federal Housing Administration is short-changing borrowers and neighborhoods hard-hit by foreclosures, community groups said as they took to the streets to push for changes.
Demonstrators in downtown Los Angeles...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 10:33 AM
A federal judge has ruled in favor of Joliet's years-long battle to condemn a troubled housing complex.
In his 54-page ruling Thursday, U.S. Judge Ronald Norgle cleared the way for the city to use its eminent domain powers to take over Evergreen...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 11:18 AM
BRISTOL — The city is convening a public forum on Oct. 1 to ask an unusual question: How should it spend federal grants of about $500,000 a year?
In the past, money from Community Development Block Grants has gone to help a local food pantry,...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 2:03 PM
EAST HARTFORD — The East Hartford Housing Authority will receive a $250,000 federal grant to boost security at two of its public housing properties.
The money from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will cover the cost of...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 10:00 PM
An attorney who champions the rights of Native American women on reservations.
A poet who translates Arabic texts into English, bridging a cultural divide.
A computer scientist whose work makes cloud computing more secure and its data more valuable...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 9:30 PM
From poets and playwrights to psychologists and computer scientists, the MacArthur Foundation on Tuesday night unveiled its list of 2014 fellows.
Among the 21 fellows is Jennifer Eberhardt, 49, a social psychologist from Stanford University. Eberhardt...
| Aug 9, 2014
The largest of Cannon Point's three remaining adult living facilities could be forced to close any day, but its battles with the city and state are far from over.
The state Agency for Health Care Administration has refused to renew the license of the...
| Aug 25, 2014
Legitimate sober home or scam operator? It's hard to tell the difference. State and federal lawmakers, Department of Justice and HUD officials, and mental health agencies must act to curb widespread abuses associated with sober homes and the addiction...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 7:24 PM
NEWPORT NEWS — The Peninsula's largest emergency homeless shelter may have to close down after a funding request was rejected.
The request from LINK of Hampton Roads, which put up 552 homeless people this past winter, fell short not because of a...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 11:15 AM
The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to plug a financing gap that threatened community programs once paid for with federal dollars, devoting more than $1.9 million in reserves to help sustain programs that include neighborhood...