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Advice

Home Decor 101

FLORIDA COURIER — From dark and moody to vibrant and bold, colorful design is gaining favor among homeowners ditching safe, neutral palettes to create more daring, dramatic spaces. Decorating with deeply saturated colors can be intimidating. Explore these ideas to welcome more bold colors into your home and create inviting spaces for living and entertaining. […read more]

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Financial Management

10th Annual Community Wealth Building Day Helps Jacksonville Residents Find Dream Home

JACKSONVILLE FREE PRESS — In honor of Fair Housing Month, the  (JAREB) hosted a free event aimed at empowering individuals and families through home ownership. Community Wealth Day was held at Edward Waters College. The day featured an interactive marketplace with educational and employment opportunities in home buying. Attendees received giveaways, hands-on learning about purchasing a home, including guidance in understanding credit, credit counseling, and credit repair.  […read more]

Rendering of Lincoln Yards
Chicago Crusader

12 Black aldermen voted for Lincoln Yards plan

CHICAGO CRUSADER — Most of Chicago’s Black aldermen voted in favor of the controversial $6 billion Lincoln Yards project last week during a City Council meeting that was viewed as the first flop for Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot.When the final vote was taken, 32 aldermen voted for the project while 13 voted against. Of those who voted in favor of the Lincoln Yards project, 12 were Black aldermen. Had they voted against the proposal, the Lincoln Yards project would have never happened. […read more]

04-08-2019, Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson, Mayor Eric Garcetti, and Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas attend Bridge Home Ground Breaking at 5965 St. Andrews Place in South Los Angeles.
Community

Councilmember Harris-Dawson and Mayor Garcetti Break Ground on New Bridge Housing in Council District Eight

LOS ANGELES SENTINEL — Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson and Mayor Garcetti broke ground today on a new emergency bridge housing facility that will provide beds for 100 homeless Angelenos at a time, and offer on-site supportive services to help them transition into permanent housing. The project will be the first of Mayor Garcetti’s “A Bridge Home” sites to open in South L.A. […read more]

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Community

Councilmember Harris-Dawson and Mayor Garcetti Break Ground on Bridge Housing Facility for Homeless

LA FOCUS — Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson and Mayor Garcetti broke ground on a new emergency bridge housing facility that will provide beds for 100 homeless Angelenos at a time, and offer on-site supportive services to help them transition into permanent housing. The project will be the first of Mayor Garcetti’s “A Bridge Home” sites to open in South L.A. […read more]

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Charleston Chronicle

Free Origin SC Workshops focusing on Homeownership, Credit, and Budgeting in May

CHARLESTON CHRONICLE — Begin believing in achieving your goals today! Origin SC offers workshops around the Tri-county area of Charleston, SC. They also offer one-on-one appointments with certified credit advisors. Take a look at their May 2019 offerings below to find the next workshop nearest you. You can meet with them by phone or online as well. […read more]

Aerial view of Rutledge Place Apartments at 554 Rutledge Avenue
Charleston Chronicle

Seniors Concerned About Housing Must Be Informed and Act Collectively

CHARLESTON CHRONICLE — Just seven months ago, residents of Grand Oaks Apartments West Ashley, developed as housing for low to moderate income residents, raised concerns their rents would be increased as the complex moved from that status closer to market rate rental costs. That meant single residents would have to earn more than $40,000 annually to continue living at the complex. […read more]

Atlanta Tribune

H. Scott Young is Turning Atlanta Around

ATLANTA TRIBUNE — Spending a lot of time researching his properties at the Atlanta History Center, meeting subcontractors, and honoring an internal compass that constantly led him back to community connection put him in conversations with the small businesses owners in the areas where he was dealing which crystallized his next pivot in energy: leasing to small business owners. In 2015, he created the fully independent Seryus Property Group, headquartered in Waterlab. […read more]

Vietnam Veteran and Host Cliff Kelley converse with Navy Veteran 3rd Class Petty Officer Ken Porter about the significance of Millennials becoming educated and empowered through Civil Action.
Chicago Crusader

America’s Heroes Group talks with millennial veterans

CHICAGO CRUSADER — Veteran Marine Corps Corporal Claude Fields III was the call-in guest panelist on the America’s Heroes Group radio talk show on Saturday March 16. Fields conversed with host Cliff Kelley regarding his dissatisfaction with what he describes as his “horrible living conditions.” Fields resides in Riverside, CA, where he rents an apartment. […read more]

State Rep. Eric Johnson
Dallas Post Tribune

Rep. Eric Johnson Files Bill to Address Homelessness Caused by Gentrification

DALLAS POST TRIBUNE — Rep. Johnson filed House Bill 4394 in order to clarify that Texans who lose their homes due to economic development in their neighborhoods are eligible for state funds intended to assist with homelessness prevention. Currently, the state distributes those dollars to cities, which then use them to help residents avoid becoming homeless. But there is ambiguity in the current law over whether someone qualifies for that assistance if their home loss is due to gentrification. […read more]

A relatively small component of the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, passed in December of 2017, was the creation of Opportunity Zones in every state in the U.S., as well as in the District of Columbia and five U.S. territories. (Photo: iStockphoto / NNPA)
Business

The “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” Creates Opportunity Zones to Spur Economic Development

NNPA NEWSWIRE — Opportunity Zones have the potential to address many of the country’s most vexing economic problems, notes Tami Bonnell, CEO of EXIT Realty International. “One in six Americans lives in an economically distressed community,” said Bonnell. “There is something wrong with the way we’re operating when we have that much poverty in the United States.” […read more]