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Housing and Urban Planning

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  • Homeownership remains a goal that should be encouraged

    Homeownership remains a goal that should be encouraged
    I have a confession to make: I am a homeowner. That's a dangerous thing to say. We homeowners are getting blamed for a lot of today's economic ills, and labeled dupes besides. It's said that we profiteer from an undeserved tax break. That our...
  • Obama talks housing in Los Angeles with Zillow.com

    Obama talks housing in Los Angeles with Zillow.com
    President Obama paused on his trip through Los Angeles on Wednesday to conduct a novel interview on housing policy with the chief executive of the real estate website Zillow.com. The president reiterated his call for the passage this year of a broad...
  • Obama backs push to replace Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac

    Obama backs push to replace Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac
    PHOENIX — President Obama on Tuesday got behind a bipartisan push to replace housing finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac with a new government approach to mortgage guarantees, criticizing a system that let bailed-out firms profit while...
  • Lenders venturing back into subprime market

    Lenders venturing back into subprime market
    Michele and Russell Poland's credit was shot, but they managed to buy their suburban dream home anyway. After a business bankruptcy and a home foreclosure, they turned to a rare option in this era of tightfisted banking — a subprime loan. The...
  • Trayvon Martin's brother, mother testify about more than words

    Trayvon Martin's brother, mother testify about more than words
    I don’t get the feeling that Trayvon Martin’s big brother, Jahvaris Fulton, was called to the witness stand Friday morning in Sanford, Fla., because the prosecution wanted the jury to hear his opinion about whose voice was screaming for help...
  • L.A. Now Live: $12.5 million for victims of racial harassment?

    L.A. Now Live: $12.5 million for victims of racial harassment?
    U.S. Department of Justice officials have demanded that Los Angeles County, Lancaster and Palmdale pay a total of $12.5 million to residents who the federal government found were victims of harassment and intimidation in the Antelope Valley. Times...
  • U.S. orders $12.5-million payment to victims of racial harassment

    U.S. orders $12.5-million payment to victims of racial harassment
    Los Angeles County, Lancaster and Palmdale should pay $12.5 million to residents who the federal government says were victims of harassment and intimidation in the Antelope Valley, the U.S. Justice Department said. The demand coincides with last week'...
  • Bad at math? Maybe you should pass on a subprime mortgage

    Bad at math? Maybe you should pass on a subprime mortgage
    Can you figure out how much a $300 sofa would cost during a half-price sale? If five people share the winning numbers for a lottery with a $2-million prize, can you calculate how much money will wind up in each winner’s pocket? If questions like...
  • Eric Garcetti for mayor

    Eric Garcetti for mayor
    Studying the top five mayoral contenders before the March primary, The Times selected Eric Garcetti as the candidate most likely to rise to the occasion and lead Los Angeles into a successful future. Now the runoff between Garcetti and Wendy Greuel is...
  • Review: Radiant, self-deluded life, experienced 'In the Flesh'

    Review: Radiant, self-deluded life, experienced 'In the Flesh'
    We are so far into our modern infatuation with the zombie apocalypse that it was only a matter of time before a chronicle of the next step emerged. "In the Flesh," which premieres Thursday on BBC America, opens in a rehabilitation center where those...
  • MOCA's 'A New Sculpturalism' faces uncertain future without Gehry

    MOCA's 'A New Sculpturalism' faces uncertain future without Gehry
    Frank Gehry has pulled out of a major architecture exhibition set to open June 2 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, a move that could force the show to find a new venue or face the prospect of being canceled altogether. The exhibition, "A New...