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Housing and Urban Planning

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  • Special Report: Tsunami evacuees caught in $30 billion money trap

    ISHINOMAKI Japan (Reuters) - Thirty billion dollars in funding for roads, bridges and thousands of new homes in areas devastated by the tsunami in Japan three and a half years ago is still languishing unspent in the bank. That means Keiko Abe is heading into a fourth winter of sub-zero temperatures in a cramped, temporary dwelling that is succumbing to the elements.
  • Civil rights groups ask court to strike down liability cap

    Civil rights groups ask court to strike down liability cap
    Civil rights groups are asking Maryland's highest court to strike down a state law capping the amount of money plaintiffs can receive after successfully suing a local government, saying larger penalties are necessary to ensure justice in police...

    One subprime crisis wasn't enough?

    The following editorial appeared in the Orange County Register on Wednesday, Oct. 29: Are we really this imprudent? Mel Watt, currently head of the Federal Housing Finance Authority, recently announced plans in a speech at a Las Vegas casino, of all...

    Ally Financial profit jumps on fewer expected loan losses

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Ally Financial Inc , the second largest U.S. auto lender, posted a third-quarter profit on Wednesday as it set aside less money to cover future car loan defaults. The bank believes its loan losses will be lower in the future because...

    Hampton housing blitz hits Fordham

    More than 220 volunteers armed with donated tools and materials panned out over the Cary-Fordham neighborhoods for the city's sixth housing blitz. The Community Development Department partnered with Habitat for Humanity and the Hampton Redevelopment...