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New HUD rule aimed at preventing public housing evictions

Oct. 06, 2021 08:07 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is trying to prevent evictions from public housing for nonpayment of rent, seeking to shore up protections following the end of the nationwide eviction moratorium. Under a new rule from the Department of Housing and Urban...

Ohio special elections voter registration deadline is today

Oct. 04, 2021 11:44 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Monday is the deadline to register to vote in this fall's elections, which include two special congressional elections, a host of local council and school board races and a number of local ballot questions. Republican Secretary of State Frank...

Eviction ban's end will allow pandemic lockouts to resume

Aug. 27, 2021 21:17 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Tenant advocates and court officials were gearing up Friday for what some fear will be a wave of evictions and others predict will be just a growing trickle after a U.S. Supreme Court action allowing lockouts to resume. The high court's conservative...

The secret bias hidden in mortgage-approval algorithms

Aug. 25, 2021 18:03 PM EDT

The new four-bedroom house in Charlotte, North Carolina, was Crystal Marie and Eskias McDaniels’ personal American dream, the reason they had moved to this Southern town from pricey Los Angeles a few years ago. A lush, long lawn, 2,700 square feet of living space, a...

Census data puts target on rural, Rust Belt House districts

Aug. 14, 2021 12:09 PM EDT

While suburban congressional districts are swelling with new residents, lawmakers in large swaths of rural America and some Rust Belt cities are in need of more people to represent. In rural Illinois, Republican Rep. Mary Miller's district is short 73,000 people. In...

Q&A: Democrat Shontel Brown on how she won Ohio primary

Aug. 05, 2021 15:22 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Shontel Brown's surge came almost out of the blue. Over just a few weeks, she surmounted a double-digit lead that progressive Nina Turner had built over months and easily won the Democratic nomination for a Cleveland-area congressional seat. But...

Pro-Sanders group rebranding into 'pragmatic progressives'

Jul. 29, 2021 14:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stinging from the disappointment of Bernie Sanders' loss in the 2016 Democratic presidential primary, supporters pumped millions into the powerful advocacy group Our Revolution to keep the progressive fight alive and prepare for another swing at the White House. ...