National: New York Times: Low Income Housing Goals Set for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

Aug. 19, 2015 Read full article here The federal agency that regulates the mortgage finance companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Macon Wednesday set goals for the next two years to nudge them to provide mortgages to more low-income borrowers and to landlords who offer low rents to poor people. The Federal Housing Finance Agency is …

Springfield Renter Assembly Highlights

On Saturday, May 9th, Arise for Social Justice in Springfield, MA held the first of over 15 Renter Nation Assemblies scheduled to take place around the country this year. The Assemblies are part of Right to the City’s Homes For All Campaign, a national movement to increase awareness of the housing crisis and implement resident-driven …

VICTORY! Rhode Island Passes Just Cause Eviction Bill!

07/09/14 by Chris Rotondo Before the Just Cause law took effect, mortgage lenders had a practice of evicting all occupants from a home once it was foreclosed, resulting in a spike in homelessness, abandoned property, and blight in Rhode Island’s communities.  The Tenant and Homeowner Association (THA), a committee of DARE, crafted the Just Cause …

Boston MOVES IN A FAMILY and Launches a Radio Show from Occupied Home!!!

Get live reportbacks from the Occupied Home at-  http://non-radio.com/ Housing Activists Plan Pirate Radio Broadcast From Occupied Dorchester Duplex This Weekend Originally published in Open Media Boston 6 June 2014 – 9:34pm | RadioView by Dave Goodman (Staff) BOSTON/Dorchester – The vacant two family house on Norwell Street in Dorchester stands as a reminder that …

Boston Takes on Millenium Partners

RTC Boston, Chinese Progressive Association and the Boston Jobs Coalition have been at the forefront of protesting a major developer, Millenium Partners, for underpaying $15 million in affordable housing fees while building three luxury towers near Chinatown and for failing to meet local hiring goals. Hundreds have marched in local demonstrations, as RTC Boston is …