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These Inexpensive Homes Could Help Fix Rural America’s Affordable Housing Crisis


Students at Auburn University may be turning their home-building expertise into real-world housing market solutions. Since 1993, the university’s Rural Studio Design Workshop has allowed students to ditch the comforts of campus and head to the state’s Black Belt region — where poverty is high and jobs are scarce — to create innovative and affordable housing projects. As City Lab ... Read More »

    Senators Angry About Freddie Mac Betting Against Homeowners

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    by Jesse Eisinger ProPublica Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., had sharp words for Freddie Mac’s investment practices and conflicts of interest at a Senate Banking Committee hearing Thursday. The senator’s concerns came in the wake of a ProPublica and NPR report that Freddie, the giant taxpayer-owned mortgage company, had made concentrated investments in complex mortgage securities that benefited from the inability ... Read More »

      Kentucky’s Shiloh Baptist Community Get More Bad Press

      Former grant administrator, Yvette Crayton Goodwin, of Shiloh Baptist Community Renewal Center (SBCRS) has been sentenced to a year and one day in prison and ordered to pay $831,742.56 in restitution after being part of a conspiracy to defraud the U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Department. Goodwin pleaded guilty in September of 2009 to charges of a conspiracy to ... Read More »

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