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Op-Ed

Fighting Poverty on Two Fronts

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist   Fifty years ago, President Lyndon Baines Johnson declared a war on poverty.  Appalled by the way too many Americans lived, he empowered federal workers to develop and implement programs that created jobs, health care, housing and legal assistance.  Some Read More

Op-Ed

Mel Watt is Ideal Choice to Lead FHFA

By  Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist   President Obama recently nominated Melvin (Mel) Watt, a long-time North Carolina Congressman, to direct the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). While major news media reported on the development, few mentioned exactly what the new job would entail or the Read More

Op-Ed

Advocates Push to Preserve Foreclosure Program

By Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist   A broad coalition of state and national organizations is pushing to preserve a key federal program that has helped more than 1.1 million troubled homeowners and reduced mortgage payments by a median savings of $546 each month. The Home Read More

Op-Ed

Black American’s Never-Ending Challenge

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Within a matter of days late last month, four controversies erupted that acutely underscore the crux of Black Americans continuing challenge in this land. In one, Emory University President James W. Wagner seemed to suggest that the bargaining among Read More

Press Room

Wells Fargo, NeighborWorks America Help 1,600 Successfully Buy Homes through ‘LIFT’ Programs

Media contacts: Wells Fargo Chris Hammond 415-222-4106 chris.l.hammond@wellsfargo.com NeighborWorks America Lindsay Moore 202-220-6317 lmoore@nw.org Wells Fargo, NeighborWorks America Help 1,600 Successfully Buy Homes through ‘LIFT’ Programs $170 million Effort Offers Home-buying Education, Down Payment Assistance for Moderate Income Buyers in 20 U.S. Housing Markets San Francisco and Read More