• Program to spur low-income housing is keeping cities segregated. In the United States’ biggest metropolitan areas, low-income housing projects that use federal tax credits - the nation’s biggest source of funding for affordable housing - are disproportionately built in majority nonwhite communities. What this means, fair-housing…
  • Consumer Action INSIDER - July 2017. The July 2017 issue of Consumer Action's monthly newsletter updates readers on a Washington, DC awards dinner honoring leading consumer privacy advocates; describes a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau roundtable on existing financial protections for servicemembers and veterans; gives advice on what to do if you are concerned your lawyer is engaging in ethical violations or malpractice; and more.


  • New bill to tighten the owners' self-occupation regulations (Chinese). (本報訊)三藩市市參事會周二一讀通過法例收緊業主自住的逼遷條例,打擊虛報自住後將物業以更高租金再次放租的業主,除了規定業主必須宣誓在三年內的確會在物業居住外,亦新增罰款及允許非牟利機構對虛報的業主提出起訴。
  • Credit Karma offers new site to find unclaimed money. Credit Karma, a site known for offering free credit scores and financial information to consumers, recently launched Credit Karma Unclaimed Money to make it easier to find cash that belongs to consumers. Credit Karma proactively…
  • How a rising minimum wage affects jobs in seattle. Three years ago, Seattle became one of the first jurisdictions in the nation to embrace a $15-an-hour minimum wage, to be phased in over several years. Over the past week, two studies have purported to…
  • Does God want you to spend $300,000 on college?. Anyone contemplating the full cost of attendance at what is arguably the nation’s most prominent Catholic undergraduate institution probably wonders just how big those checks are for four years here. Families with teenagers starting this…
  • Trump seeks sharp cuts to housing aid. President Trump’s budget calls for sharply reducing funding for programs that shelter the poor and combat homelessness — with a notable exception: It leaves intact a type of federal housing subsidy that is paid directly…
  • EEUU: Viviendas caras desalientan compras, suben alquileres. Una escasa oferta está haciendo subir los precios de las viviendas en grandes sectores de áreas metropolitanas, desde Nueva York y Miami hasta Los Ángeles, ahuyentando a potenciales compradores, postergando el sueño de la casa…
  • Trump wants to hide your complaints about Wall Street. The U.S. Department of the Treasury formally recommended that Congress and the White House stop public access to a database that collects consumer complaints about financial companies, tracks responses, and records whether consumers end up satisfied. The Treasury…
  • Comprar casa ¿misión imposible?. Los préstamos FHA ayudan a pasar la primera barrera, el pago inicial de la adquisición de una vivienda Dicen los expertos en finanzas personales que hay que dedicar no más del 30% de los ingresos…

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