Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles Subscribe July 28, 2017 1,362 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago American Enterprise Institute HOUSING Housing Policy mortgage Poverty Preventing Poverty 2017-07-28 Nicole Casperson Share Save Preventing Poverty One part of a collection of essays published by American Enterprise Institute is focusing on housing policy issues. From the book, A Safety Net That Works edited by Robert Doar, this section revealed how reforming housing policies could help reduce poverty.Concerning this issue, Ed Olsen, Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the University of Virginia gives his insight about how the current system is not doing underprivileged American’s any justice, but it has the possibility to.Touching on the most noteworthy aspects of his essay, Olsen writes that the bulk of low-income housing assistance in the U.S. is funded by the federal government through a large number of programs with a combined cost of more than $50 billion a year.However, the most significant issue with this is that low-income housing programs do not offer assistance to many of the poorest families that are eligible for them. Instead, eligible families that need assistance must get on a waiting list.So the current system of low-income housing assistance provides enormous subsidies to some households while offering none to others that are equally poor, and it provides subsidies to many people who are not poor while offering none to many of the poorest. Ultimately, Olsen believes all that is needed is better housing policies.“Well-designed reforms of the current system of low-income housing assistance would substantially alleviate poverty with less public spending,” Olsen said.In his essay, Olsen provides proposed reforms that would provide housing assistance to millions of additional people without spending more money. The proposed reforms deal with all parts of the current system—active construction programs, existing privately owned housing projects, public housing, and the housing voucher program.He also reveals his apprehensions about the evidence of the current policies, including constructing new units to house the homeless, building new homes for low-income families, and reducing the substantial differences in subsidies across identical households that characterize the current system.To view the full essay presented by the American Enterprise Institute, click here. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: American Enterprise Institute HOUSING Housing Policy mortgage Poverty Preventing Poverty Print This Post Sign up for DS News Daily Previous: What’s Wrong In Servicing? Next: The Week Ahead: Assessing the Crisis Nicole Casperson is the Associate Editor of DS News and MReport. She graduated from Texas Tech University where she received her M.A. in Mass Communications and her B.A. in Journalism. Casperson previously worked as a graduate teaching instructor at Texas Tech’s College of Media and Communications. Her thesis will be published by the International Communication Association this fall. To contact Casperson, e-mail: [email protected] About Author: Nicole Casperson Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Preventing Poverty in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago
Courtesy of the Arbery FamilyBy CHRISTINA CARREGA, ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) — Ahmaud Arbery’s parents, Wanda Cooper-Jones and Marcus Arbery Sr., remember their son as a vibrant and well-mannered young man, who had his entire life ahead of him.They said that their 25-year-old went for a routine afternoon jog on Sunday, Feb. 23, through the Satilla Shores, Georgia, neighborhood that’s located a town over from where he lived in Brunswick.After seeing Ahmaud Arbery, who is African American, Gregory McMichael alerted his son Travis McMichael, and the two men, both white, set off to confront Arbery, police said.Armed with a shotgun and a .357 magnum handgun, respectively, and the Georgia laws — which allow civilians to pursue a suspect if they see a crime being committed and make an arrest until law enforcement arrive — the father and son hopped into their white pick-up truck and went after Ahmaud Arbery, according to police reports.Ahmaud Arbery was shot and declared dead on the scene by the coroner.After the shooting Gregory McMichael told police that there were “several break-ins” in the neighborhood and that he saw the “suspect,” according to police reports.During the following months, neither of the McMichaels were arrested or charged with, or in connection to, Ahmaud Arbery’s death.But on May 5, a 28-second cellphone video leaked onto social media. The video showed Arbery getting shot and killedThirty-six hours later, officials with the Georgia Bureau of Investigations (GBI) secured warrants to arrest the McMichaels, who are presently booked in a Glynn County jail.Here’s how the case developed:February 11, 2020Officers with the Glynn County Police Department had been called to the Satilla Shores neighborhood three times since October 2019 for reports of a trespasser on the construction site of a new home being built nearby the McMichaels’ house, according to police reports obtained by ABC News.On Feb. 11, the owner of the construction site told police that the same “unknown black male” kept trespassing on his property, which has surveillance cameras, according to a police report. That alleged suspect was described as a “lighter skinned black male, slender build” who was between 5’10 and 6′ and whose arms may have been covered in tattoos and has 3″ to 4″ “twists/dreads hairstyle,” the report read.Ahmaud Arbery was 6 feet with a darker skin complexion and a low faded haircut.February 23, 2020Cooper-Jones said she never had to worry about her son when he went out for his daily jog because he didn’t bother anyone.But when police came to her home on Feb. 23, she said they told her that her son had been shot and killed inside a house during the commission of a burglary. Cooper-Jones said she didn’t question the officer.“I didn’t question it because it was authority talking,” said Cooper-Jones.February 27, 2020Brunswick District Attorney Jackie Johnson wrote a letter recusing herself from the investigation in order to avoid a conflict of interest. Gregory McMichael, 64, had retired as an investigator with the Brunswick District Attorney’s Office and had previously served as a Glynn County police officer.Cooper-Jones said news reports started to come out that contradicted what the police told her about her son’s death. “He wasn’t killed inside a house but chased down and shot in the street,” she said.Johnson requested that the state’s attorney general, Christopher Carr, assign the case to another office to investigate.February 29, 2020Arbery’s funeral service took place at New Springfield Baptist Church, in Alexander, where he was buried.“He was a loving son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin, and friend. He was humble, kind and well mannered. He always made sure he never departed from his loved ones without an ‘I Love You,’” according to his obituary.Ahmaud Arbery was the youngest of three siblings. In high school, he wore the same football jersey as his older brother.“He had a smile that would light up a room. He loved to tell jokes, to elicit laughter and had a beautiful personality,” the obituary said.He was born on Mother’s Day 1994. He was 25.March to April 2020The case was then referred to Waycross District Attorney George E. Barnhill.Cooper-Jones said she found out through her own investigation that Barnhill’s son worked for the Brunswick District Attorney’s Office and had a connection with Gregory McMichael as well. Cooper-Jones said she called Barnhill’s office to let him know what she had found.At some point, Barnhill wrote a three-page letter, first reported by The New York Times, recusing himself from the case and explaining that there was not enough probable cause to arrest the McMichaels.Also in the letter, Barnhill wrote that there is a “videotape” of the crime and that a third man, Bryan William, was also a part of what he called the “hot pursuit of a burglary suspect.”“It appears their intent was to stop and hold this criminal suspect until law enforcement arrived. Under Georgia Law this is perfectly legal,” Barnhill wrote. Barnhill also wrote that it appeared that Arberry had grabbed the shotgun and “initiated the fight” and that under “Georgia Law, McMichael was allowed to use deadly force to protect himself.”April 13, 2020Carr then assigned Atlantic Judicial Circuit District Attorney Tom Durden to the case.Durden said he did not have any knowledge of the case or know any of the witnesses or investigators involved.April 28, 2020Community leaders, including the state’s NAACP, issued a statement calling on Durden to arrest the McMichaels for Arbery’s murder.“We are deeply troubled by the senseless violence against black life in this country. Instead of preparing to celebrate his 26th birthday alive, Ahmaud is being remembered as the latest victim of racial terrorism,” according to a statement by Georgia’s NAACP President Rev. James Woodall.Online petitions were launched and the hashtag “#RunWithMaud” and “#JusticeForAhmaudArbery” began to surface on social media.May 5, 2020Durden announced that Ahmaud Arbery’s case should be presented in front of a grand jury to determine if Gregory and Travis McMichael should be arrested and charged with the murder.However, because of the coronavirus pandemic the courts would not be opened until June 12.Nonetheless, attorneys for Arbery’s family S. Lee Merritt and Ben Crump called for the McMichaels to get arrested.On the same day of Darden’s announcement, a 28-second cellphone video allegedly taken by William was leaked onto social media.The video showed Arbery jogging toward a parked white truck where Gregory McMichael is allegedly in the flatbed.Arbery is seen running around the truck on the passenger side, according to the video.As Arbery emerges from in front of the truck, he and Travis McMichael are seen tussling with the shotgun, which in total goes off three times.Arbery is seen stumbling forward before collapsing on the pavement.The video went viral.That evening, Darden requested for the Georgia’s Bureau of Investigations (GBI) to step in to investigate Arbery’s murder as well as who leaked the video and who made threats against the Glynn County police department.The GBI “is an independent, statewide agency that supports the state’s criminal justice system in the areas of criminal investigations, forensic laboratory services and computerized criminal justice information,” according to its website.May 6, 2020The GBI begin investigating Ahmaud Arbery’s murder.At a video press conference the family’s attorneys, S. Lee Merritt and Ben Crump, called for the Department of Justice and the FBI to also investigate this case and file federal hate crime charges.The state of Georgia does not have hate crime laws.May 7, 2020The GBI secured arrest warrants for Gregory and Travis McMichael.The father and son were arrested at 7:45 p.m. without incident, said GBI’s Director Vic Reynolds.They are charged with felony murder and aggravated assault.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Entrepreneurialism and a solid work ethic are strong tenets of the Hispanic culture. Given these characteristics, it’s no surprise the number of Hispanic-owned businesses in the U.S. has expanded as rapidly as it has. Since 2007, these firms have grown an astounding 57 percent to more than 4 million.Like most small businesspeople, Hispanic leaders need strong guidance, both financial and otherwise, to achieve and maintain success. The potential to increase business revenues is seen in the fact Hispanic-owned businesses have a tendency to generate average annual incomes well below the average in the U.S. (even below the average for minority-owned businesses).Credit unions, particularly those focused on the growth of their Hispanic memberships, are well-positioned to provide this guidance. That’s because many of the cooperatives that are planning – maybe even executing – strategies to attract Hispanic consumers are already on track to serve the community’s business owners.Hispanics account for one out of every five new entrepreneurs in the U.S. Entrepreneurs rely heavily on financial services. Yet, credit unions will do well to consider creating programs that go beyond business loans and other financial products to help business owners optimize operations and grow their firms. Consider solutions that reduce business expenses, such as payroll costs, for example. Offering the employees of Hispanic businesses payroll direct deposit to checking accounts or to prepaid reloadable cards will help the owner eliminate payroll check printing and will provide employees more access to their money. This type of a program can be mutually beneficial, as the business saves time and money while the credit union establishes potentially long-term relationships with its employees. continue reading » 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
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By BEN HARRISNew South Wales are one win away from claiming the men’s open division following a 10-7 victory against Queensland as the first games of the State of Origin series wrapped up on Friday night at Sunshine Coast Stadium.Boyed by seven touchdowns in the second half, New South Wales ran over the top of Queensland towards the end of the match to lead the three-game series 1-0.As expected, the match was fast, skilful and had the odd push-and-shove between opponents.In the opening three minutes the score was 3-1 to Queensland.Both teams scored in their first set of six of the match.Matthew Prowse had an early double for New South Wales as his team trailed by one touchdown after five minutes.The quick scoring subsided and was replaced by brilliant defence.New South Wales levelled the scores at 3-all in the 15th minute when Sam Brisby scored the first of his three touchdowns.But a minute before the break, Queensland hit the lead again when Shaun Francis was the beneficiary of quick hands to make the scores 4-3.Much like how the first half had started, the second stanza began with two touchdowns inside 90 seconds.Both were scored by New South Wales and the boys in blue had hit the lead for the first time.Four more touchdowns scored inside two minutes of each other had the scoreboard attendant calling for assistance as New South Wales blew the score out to 8-6 in their favour.Queensland’s Lachlan Pierce bagged his second for the night, which gave the home side some life but when Scott Buckley snatched an intercept and raced away to score, it was game over.New South Wales need to win one of the two matches on Saturday to take out the division.NEW SOUTH WALES 10 (Sam Brisby 3, Matt Prowse 3, Terry Deegan, Ben Moylan, Scott Buckley, Stuart Brierty touchdowns) def QUEENSLAND 7 (Shaun Francis 2, Lachlan Pierce 2, Theo Majid 2, Justin Mitchell touchdowns). HT: QLD 4-3; NSW lead the division 1-0.There are plenty of ways to keep up-to-date with all of the latest results, news and information from the 2014 State of Origin. The Touch Football Australia and State of Origin websites will be updated regularly throughout the event with all of the latest information and can be found by clicking on the links below: www.soo.mytouchfooty.com www.touchfootball.com.au All of Touch Football Australia’s social media pages will be regularly updated throughout the NYC event, so be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ us by clicking on the links below. Facebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustralia Twitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus (be sure to use the hashtag #soo2014) Instagram – www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustralia (be sure to use the hashtag #soo2014) The TFA YouTube channel will also have highlights and live games streamed throughout the event. Please click on the link below to be taken to the channel, and be sure to become a subscriber to the channel – www.youtube.com/touchfootballausPlease note, the link for the Open’s games by television production company, Power Productions – https://new.livestream.com/powerproductions/2014stateoforiginseriesRelated LinksSOO men’s open
AC Milan coach Gattuso: My brief is to qualify for the Champions Leagueby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAC Milan coach Rino Gattuso admits his brief is to qualify for the Champions League.Gattuso admits their midweek draw with Bologna was a setback.He said, “We could’ve strengthened our grip on fourth at Bologna but didn’t. We played like schoolboys and didn’t play.“We weren’t good technically, whereas they all sat back. I worry about the heads of my players as we’ve struggled in our last few games.“Since my first day here, the club have asked me to qualify for the Champions League. It’s difficult, but we’re fourth at the moment.“We must make as little mistakes as possible, but there’s no problem on my part. I’m not thinking about being hunted.“I’m calm and I just think about working. The exit from Europe was a blow and we all expected more at Bologna, but we must analyse the situation with clarity and only think about working to improve.“I have to keep improving the team. Everything else is just hot air for me.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
Brighton midfielder Stephens: I’ve never played in a team like thisby Ansser Sadiqa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrighton midfielder Dale Stephens admits that he has never played on a team with such quality.The Albion have gone through a change in style this summer, with manager Graham Potter favouring a possession based, attacking game plan.And Stephens admits that having so much of the ball in games is a change for him, given the way his teams have usually played throughout his career.Asked by reporters if he has played in such a team before, Stephens responded by saying:”No, honestly not.”It’s the first time I have played in a system that probably suits me better, I would say.”It probably suits the players and individuals we have at the club at the minute.”Everyone is enjoying playing in a team that is dominating possession.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say
Man Utd ponder Jan bid for Ajax ace Donny van de Beekby Paul Vegas10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United are looking at signing Donny van de Beek in January.The Ajax star was close to joining Real Madrid this past summer.Inter Milan and Tottenham Hotspur have also shown an interest in the 22-year-old, who was part of Ajax’s run to the Champions League semi-final last season.Reports in Italy claim United want to bolster their options in midfield by bringing in the Dutchman.United, on nine points, have made their worst start to a league campaign in 30 years. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
John Calipari Tom IzzoJohn Calipari and Tom Izzo were together at an event to fight cancer at the Oakland Hills Country Club on Monday. During the event, put together by Oakland coach Greg Kampe, the Kentucky and Michigan State coach spoke with reporters. Recruiting came up. Calipari, who’s notorious at this point for being the best recruiter in the country, said Izzo has beaten him for prospects “way more than I’ve beaten him.” Izzo reacted appropriately. Here’s the full conversation, courtesy of the Lansing State Journal. Perhaps Izzo was beating out Calipari for recruits when the Kentucky coach was at Memphis, but it seems pretty crazy for him to say Izzo’s beaten him “way more than I’ve beaten him.” [LSJ]