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New York City facing the crisis of affordable housing

In New York, it's truly a tale of two cities: a city of the very rich, growing richer, and the poor, who are growing poorer.

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NY Mayor de Blasio addresses the State of the City

Mayor Bill de Blasio opened his State of the City address with a commitment to maintaining a city that is inclusive and affordable. 

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San Jose coalition for affordable housing wins big

San Jose, which advertises itself as "the capital of Silicon Valley," has one of the highest housing costs in the nation, as well as - not coincidentally - one of the highest rates of homelessness.

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Calif. family to Fannie Mae: Don’t take away our American dream

The Coronels are taking a stand to end Fannie Mae's policy of punishing homeowners who were impacted by the housing crisis that Fannie Mae helped create.

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Scores arrested in Albany budget protest

The chants of advocates for affordable housing, the Dream Act, anti-fracking and more echoed throughout the Albany Capitol as protesters packed the staircase and halls leading to Governor Cuomo's office.

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Housing group files federal civil rights complaint vs. Deutsche Bank

Groups said Deutsche Bank is blighting communities of color by ignoring their responsibilities as trustees to maintain their properties.

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"Funeral" mourns loss of renters' rights in Wisconsin

At the stroke of midnight on March 1, laws went into effect that will strike down many county and municipal ordinances that have strengthened legal protections for those who rent.

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Growing economic divide fuels ire toward Silicon Valley

SAN FRANCISCO - Protesters in San Francisco and West Oakland neighborhoods spotlighted the growing poverty and evictions in the area by targeting the private bus services provided by Silicon Valley tech companies to transport their employees to and from work.

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San Jose residents push for developer fee to fund affordable housing

Over 160 people packed a hall at Sacred Heart Community Services to press city council members, Madison Nguyen and Sam Liccardo, to support imposing a fee on developers to fund affordable housing. 

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Obama picks full-employment advocate Yellen to head Federal Reserve

President Obama has nominated Janet Yellen, Federal Reserve vice chair, to run the Federal Reserve, the most important central bank in the world.

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