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The Housing Crisis Continues, and Many Are Tired of Waiting

The Housing Crisis Continues, and Many Are Tired of Waiting

by Von Diaz on March 5 2014, 8:30AM

The new ‘I Can’t Wait’ nationwide campaign collects and shares stories from those most affected by the ongoing U.S. housing crisis.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Is it Getting Tougher for Latinos to Own Homes?

Is it Getting Tougher for Latinos to Own Homes?

by Von Diaz on November 14 2013, 10:30AM

Stricter home ownership regulations are hitting the Latino community particularly hard.

Topics: /NOW

Do You Accept Bloomberg Businessweek's Apology for Its Racist Magazine Cover? [Reader Forum]

Do You Accept Bloomberg Businessweek’s Apology for Its Racist Magazine Cover? [Reader Forum]

by Nia King on March 5 2013, 8:33AM

Last week, Bloomberg Businessweek ran a magazine cover featuring caricatures of Black and Latino people swimming in money, feeding it to their dogs, and burning it for warmth. Colorlines’ readers react.

Topics: Media

Brooklyn Is the Second Most Expensive Place to Live in the U.S.

Brooklyn Is the Second Most Expensive Place to Live in the U.S.

by Jorge Rivas on September 7 2012, 12:27PM

Brooklyn rents grew at an average rate of nearly 6.58 percent last year, compared with 0.37 percent in 2010.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

AARP: Black and Latino Seniors Losing Homes at Twice the Rate of Peers

by Kai Wright on July 19 2012, 1:28PM

An AARP poll shows 16 percent of borrowers over 50 are underwater, and that black and Latino homeowners are the hardest hit.

Topics: Economy, Kai Wright, /NOW

Wells Fargo Settles for $175M Over Steering Blacks and Latinos to Subprime Loans

Wells Fargo Settles for $175M Over Steering Blacks and Latinos to Subprime Loans

by Kai Wright on July 12 2012, 12:38PM

The bank has been a standout bad actor, both during the subprime lending boom and during the recession that it created.

Topics: Economy, Kai Wright, /NOW

Housing Advocates Say Foreclosure Settlement is Too Little, Too Late

Housing Advocates Say Foreclosure Settlement is Too Little, Too Late

by Jorge Rivas on February 9 2012, 12:00PM

Advocates say today’s settlement does not do justice for the millions of homeowners who lost their homes or hold the banks fully accountable for their crimes.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Strong Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Could Protect Latino and Black Borrowers

by Jorge Rivas on January 20 2012, 4:27PM

Discriminatory housing practices are one reason why our country needs a strong Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

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