• HUD launches sexual harassment awareness campaign and training

    Kicks off fair housing month
    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced the launch of a sexual harassment awareness campaign and training initiative to kick off fair housing month. The “Call HUD: Because Sexual Harassment in Housing is Illegal” campaign seeks to protect residents in HUD-assisted housing from harassment by landlords, property managers and others.
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  • Warner introduces legislation to prevent future government shutdowns

    America’s low-income citizens hardest hit by shutdown
    The government shutdown has now been going on for more than a month, but newly introduced legislation, if passed, could prevent this from ever happening again. The partial government shutdown is having the highest impact on America’s most vulnerable citizens – an impact that this bill seeks to prevent in the future.
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  • Little Rock, Arkansas ends veteran homelessness

    Joins 65 other communities and 3 states
    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced Friday that Little Rock, Arkansas, effectively ended veteran homelessness in its community. Little Rock’s new announcement brings the VA one step closer to its goal of eradicating veteran homelessness across the U.S. It joins 65 other communities and three states that have all effectively ended veteran homelessness.
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  • HUD continues to report increases in homelessness

    But veteran, family homelessness goes down in 2018
    Like last year, the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported yet another annual increase in homelessness. While this increase is discouraging, HUD pointed out that veteran homelessness and homelessness among families with children is going down.
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  • Construction spending falls for third consecutive month

    Rising interest rates and home prices hinder growth
    The U.S. Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce announced that construction spending during October 2018 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.309 trillion, falling 0.1% from the revised September estimate of $1.31 trillion.
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