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FILE - This Dec. 5, 2019, photo shows the Detroit skyline. Detroit Charter Commission Vice Chair Nicole Small said the city, with one of the nation’s largest African American-majorities, has been hit particularly hard by foreclosures since the height of the mortgage crisis in 2008. Small said homeowners need relief beyond what’s being offered in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

As virus grips nation, advocates move to halt evictions

Mar. 20, 2020 6:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — On the day after the coronavirus outbreak was declared a global pandemic, Joe Ferguson was given a batch of court-ordered evictions to carry out in his job as constable in Tucson, Arizona. He knocked on doors in the majority Hispanic community of South Tucson, told residents to gather...

Freddie, Fannie suspend some evictions and foreclosures

Mar. 18, 2020 8:52 PM EDT

Mortgage buyers Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac said Wednesday that they will suspend all foreclosure sales and evictions of borrowers in single family homes owned by their companies. The action, ordered by Fannie and Freddie's federal regulator, is among many efforts nationwide to protect those affected by the...

FILE - This April 13, 2019, file photo, shows rows of homes, in suburban Salt Lake City. Americans took out nearly $150 billion in loans backed by the Federal Housing Administration to buy homes in 2018. Nearly 83% of those FHA borrowers were first-time home buyers, according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Can't find an affordable FHA-approved home? You have options

Feb. 20, 2020 11:26 AM EST

Americans took out nearly $150 billion in loans backed by the Federal Housing Administration to buy homes in 2018. Nearly 83% of those FHA borrowers were first-time home buyers, according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development. It's unsurprising that FHA loans are especially popular with first-time...

California Gov. Gavin Newsom delivers his State of the State address to a joint session of the legislature at the Capitol, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

California governor makes homelessness top issue in 2020

Feb. 19, 2020 10:26 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Tossing aside tradition, California's governor on Wednesday devoted his biggest platform to a single issue: solving a homelessness crisis that has overwhelmed the nation's most populous state in an era of unprecedented prosperity. Governorstypically use their annual “State...

FILE - In this July 1, 2019 file photo, a homeless man moves his belongings from a street near Los Angeles City Hall, background, as crews prepared to clean the area. Los Angeles city and county officials on Tuesday, Feb.18, 2020 announced a new strategy to speed the process of getting homeless people into permanent housing that is modeled on the federal government's response to natural disasters. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

LA adopts new 'war room' strategy for tackling homelessness

Feb. 18, 2020 8:11 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles city and county officials on Tuesday announced a new strategy to speed the process of getting homeless people into permanent housing that is modeled on the federal government’s response to natural disasters. The creation of a “Housing Central Command”...

Massachusetts getting $88M in HUD housing improvement grants

Feb. 16, 2020 12:35 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Dozens of public housing authorities across Massachusetts are sharing about $88 million in federal grants to help improve their properties and make them more livable. The grants announced Friday are provided through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Capital Fund Program...

Rhode Island getting almost $22M in public housing funds

Feb. 14, 2020 11:47 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Two dozen public housing authorities across Rhode Island are getting a total of nearly $22 million in federal grants to fix up their properties. The grants announced Friday are provided through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Capital Fund Program to build,...