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Lower homeownership could impede middle-class financial security

Home ownership is a venerated ideal of middle class life in America, and most Americans aspire to own a home. But homeownership rates have been declining steadily since the peak of the housing boom in 2004.
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HUD Secretary Wants $5 Billion Affordable Housing Trust Fund

Housing finance reform that winds down Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac must also include a housing trust fund to increase access to affordable housing, according to remarks recently made by Secretary Donovan.
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Governor Corbett's Budget Won't Move Pennsylvania Ahead

Gov. Corbett, attempting to improve growth, made a bet that a billion dollars in new corporate tax cuts would fuel economic recovery, but that bet has been lost.
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Check Out this Game that Shows How a Homeless Assistance System Works

The game mimics in a simplified way how a homelessness assistance system works, and is based on actual data from communities.
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Raising minimum wage would benefit everyone

Increasing earnings for one-fifth of the workforce would reduce federal spending on social programs that were never intended to support people who work hard.
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Congressional Briefing on Extending the Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act

If not made permanent, on December 31, 2014 the Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act (PTFA) will expire, leaving renters living in foreclosed properties vulnerable.
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Shelter from the homeless storm

Joshua’s Haven marks 5th year of service, looks to expand.
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Braving the cold to bring warmth

From a headquarters at the Broad Street Ministry, on Broad near Pine, the 98 teams of volunteers from Philly COUNTS embarked on their annual survey.
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