Some Homeowners Prefer Unaffordable Housing in Times of Crisis

By The News Mar 31, 2009

Lawmakers Demand Bailout Money for Communities of Color Members of the National Black Caucus and leaders of hundreds of trade associations met with Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on Capitol Hill on Monday to make sure people of color and women receive their fair share of stimulus money. Reuters In-state Tuition Urged for Undocumented New Jersey Immigrants A state Senate advisory panel recommended in-state tuition for immigrant students, drivers’ licenses for immigrants and a commission dedicated to immigrant issues. Governor Jon S. Corzine said he would push state lawmakers to support the commission, making New Jersey one of few states with a commission dedicated to immigrant affairs. NewsDay Some Californians Prefer Unaffordable Housing A small group of 19 Mountain View residents are upset with a city proposal that would create an affordable housing project next to a newly developed condominium complex. One resident complained the city is "building a ghetto" that would decrease property values. Mountain View Voice Students Push UC to Expand Terms of Racial Identification A group of Middle Eastern students at UCLA are organizing to create a checkbox on the UC application for Arab identified students saying it would better represent diversity at the UC and improve research studies. Los Angeles Times U.S. Supreme Court Upholds San Francisco Healthcare Program The court rejected a request made by the Golden Gate Restaurant Association that would have relieved employers from contributing to the city’s healthcare program that covers 37,000 workers who would be uninsured without the program. CBS 5