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Descendants of Displaced Black Families in Santa Monica Apply for New Homes

Black families apply for homes in Santa Monica

*More than 100 descendants of Black families who were forced out of Santa Monica during the construction of urban development projects in the city during the 1950s and 1960s have applied for new housing as part of a city program. The Below Market Housing pilot was launched in January and “looks to match families and […]

Harvard Report: Inequality in Housing Harms Economic Growth

*Today Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS) released its annual report, The State of the Nation’s Housing 2018. Published annually since 1988, this year’s report again identifies trends and changes in housing.  Key to this year’s findings are: A growing income inequality where the cost of housing has outpaced growth in income, particularly for […]

Five Ways to Make Your Apartment Feel Like Home

*Adjusting to American culture can be difficult for immigrants. The food, the people, the stores and the way people get from place to place are different from many other places in the world. Simply finding your way around or getting your driver’s license can be somewhat of a challenge. Once you’ve crossed these things off your list […]

Big Freedia Sentenced to 3 Years Probation in Section 8 Fraud Case

*Bounce queen Big Freedia will not serve any jail time, but was sentenced to three years probation in New Orleans on Thursday after pleading guilty to Section 8 fraud in March. The entertainer, whose real name is Freddie Ross Jr., admitted she fraudulently accepted housing assistance vouchers during the time she was also collecting checks […]