Second person pleads guilty in federal bribery case involving Dallas City Hall and housing developer

A second person named in a public corruption case involving former city councilwoman Carolyn Davis has pleaded guilty, according to federal documents filed Tuesday afternoon. Jeremy Scroggins, 44, ... read more

Institutional Investing And Affordable Housing: A Brief History And Vision For The Future

When President Lyndon Johnson signed the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968 calling for public-private partnerships as a way to fund housing, he didn’t use the terms “socially responsible ... read more

Home Furnishing Outlook Dampened by Soft Housing Market

The Zacks Retail-Home Furnishings industry comprises retailers offering home furnishing products in various categories. The merchandise assortment includes furniture, garden accessories, framed ... read more

A new bill could ban facial recognition in federally-funded housing

The No Biometric Barriers to Housing Act is expected to be proposed tomorrow. Now that facial recognition is more common, so are the laws aiming to limit its scope. San Francisco, Oakland, Calif. and ... read more

Existing-home sales dip 1.7%, housing market struggles despite cheaper mortgages

Village Builders signage advertising a sales event in Texas. The numbers: Sales of previously owned homes slipped 1.7% in June, reflecting continued weakness in the U.S. housing market despite a sharp ... read more

Chicago aldermen to introduce plan aimed at protecting affordable housing around planned Obama Presidential Center site

Saying residents already are getting priced out of homes around the Jackson Park site of the planned Obama Presidential Center, aldermen from the area intend to introduce an ordinance this week aimed ... read more

Israel Begins Tearing Down Palestinian Housing on Edge of East Jerusalem

JERUSALEM — Israeli bulldozers arrived before dawn on Monday and began clawing at the first of 10 Palestinian apartment blocks that were slated for demolition because the government said they were ... read more

US sanctions squeeze Iran middle class, upend housing sector

Stay-at-home mom Maryam Alidadi used to lead a comfortable middle-class life. The 35-year-old and her husband, a mechanic, could afford a spacious rental apartment in a central neighborhood of ... read more

The Fed can’t stop a market meltdown, warns forecaster who called the 2008 housing bust

A previous version of this report incorrectly stated the value of Stack Financial Management’s assets under management. The correct figure is $1.3 billion. The story has been corrected. Getty Images ... read more

Consumer confidence falls, led by a sharp decline in sentiment toward making a major purchase and the housing market

Consumer confidence declined over past two weeks, according to the Microsoft News-CivicScience Economic Sentiment Index, powered by Hamilton Place Strategies. After a month-long increase consumer ... read more

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