| Mar 17, 2013
When it was introduced in 1994, the federal housing experiment Moving to Opportunity was, to some, a means to rectify poverty. To others, it was a way for cities to dump their poorest residents on the suburbs.
Many deemed it a failure, and officials...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 2:10 PM
A former deputy police chief in south suburban Markham was arrested and is expected in U.S. District Court this afternoon after being charged with sexually abusing a victim and violating civil rights, officials said.
Tony D. DeBois was arrested at his...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 4:52 PM
If you were entertaining the notion that the so-called sequester is really a good idea, it isn't. It may end up putting hundreds of poor Connecticut families out on the street.
That is just one of many adverse effects beginning to take shape as a result...
| Mar 30, 2013
| 12:36 PM
A month after across-the-board federal spending cuts began, there are signs that one of the most troubling potential consequences for Maryland — the furloughing of federal employees — might not be as widespread as initially feared.
| Dec 28, 2013
| 6:46 AM
During the last recession, more than 90 million people — a third of the nation's population — saw their incomes fall below 200 percent of the federal poverty line, or about $46,000 a year for a family of four. Many of those individuals and...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 7:07 PM
Though it’s a just an aged, run-down and now mostly vacant public housing complex, the Lathrop Homes is where Talitha Jackson has for a decade felt most comfortable raising her four children, she said.
“This is the safest place to raise my...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 6:15 PM
The relatives of five people who were killed in a Baltimore house fire last year sued a landlord and the city housing authority in Circuit Court on Wednesday, claiming that failure to fix a faulty furnace or install smoke detectors led to the fatal blaze....
| Aug 2, 2013
| 5:55 PM
The following question is meant to be practical, not philosophical, and your answer is important.
Do you want unlimited government?
That would mean that government would effectively take responsibility for deciding and controlling all aspects of our...
| 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 15, 2013
| 8:04 AM
A Chicago man who objects to having to submit to drug testing as a condition of living in an apartment that he rents from the Chicago Housing Authority filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging the policy in federal court.
Joseph Peery, 58, has lived in the...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 11:39 AM
An off-duty Chicago police officer fatally shot a man on the Near West Side this morning in the third police-involved shooting since midnight and the fourth in the last 24 hours, police said.
The incident happened at 6:45 a.m. at a Chicago Housing...