| Dec 6, 2013
| 4:45 PM
The federal government announced Friday it’s lowering home loan limits in South Florida and across the country next year.
For borrowers in Palm Beach and Broward counties, the maximum loan amount backed by the Federal Housing Administration will...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 12:07 PM
Same-sex couples are discriminated against when searching for housing in online rental markets across the country, according to a new U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development study released Tuesday.
In states like Maryland where such...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 9:59 AM
As part of a federal grant program, the Costa Mesa City Council recently doled out $137,500 to area public service agencies.
The funding was part of a $1.06-million Community Development Block Grant, or CDBG — a program of the U.S. Department of...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 8:23 PM
WASHINGTON — The effect of the partial government shutdown began hitting businesses Tuesday, with the potential for bigger problems if federal agencies remained closed more than a few days.
A budget stalemate left many agencies with no money,...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 5:58 PM
The partial federal government shutdown is being hotly contested in Washington D.C., but its impacts will be felt locally, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) said Tuesday — the first day many federal workers were furloughed.
The shutdown came about when...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 11:17 AM
WASHINGTON — California Sen. Barbara Boxer’s Capitol Hill office was locked, with a sign reading, "Office closed due to government shutdown."
Much of her staff has been furloughed. The number of staffers answering calls has been scaled back....
| Oct 14, 2013
| 10:59 AM
A trend that has seen federal grants for social services in Glendale decreasing in the past several years looks to be continuing.
The Jewel City expects to get $1.8 million in Community Development Block Grant funds for fiscal year 2014-15, down from $2...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 2:01 AM
Using funds meant to help poor families find affordable places to live, Baltimore's public housing agency has paid nearly $6.8 million in long-standing court judgments for lead poisoning suffered by six former residents when they were young children....
| Aug 13, 2013
| 4:57 PM
There may be a new glitch in Richmond’s strategy to bring mortgage relief to residents using the city's eminent domain powers.
The federal government has raised concerns that participating homeowners may not be eligible to refinance into the kinds...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 10:32 AM
The Housing Authority of Baltimore City has finally done the right thing in paying the remaining $6.8 million it owed in lead paint liability claims. Had the agency not worked so long to avoid its legal responsibility for the damages caused by past...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 7:30 AM
Justice delayed is justice denied, so the legal maxim goes. Judgments delayed, however, can be downright expensive.
Last week, the Housing Authority of Baltimore City announced that it had paid $6.8 million to satisfy outstanding court judgments that...