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Fair Housing Act Celebrates 50 Years

By / November 2, 2018 / , , / 0 Comments

The Fair Housing Act of 1968 protects people from discrimination when purchasing, renting, seeking housing assistance, getting a mortgage or engaging in other housing related activities (1). This groundbreaking legislation  it occurred during the Civil Right Movement,  and was signed into order by Lyndon B. Johnson a week after the assassination of Martin Luther King […]

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Family Self Sufficiency

By / October 11, 2018 / , , , / 0 Comments

Family Self Sufficiency or FSS, regulated  by HUD,  is a program aimed to helping families who have low income or are in Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCV), to increase their earnings and build a stronger and more stable financial situation (1).  This program is 100% voluntary and  helps participants to grow savings through an escrow […]

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Can the Shut Down affect HUD?

By / February 8, 2018 / / 0 Comments

The government is working towards preventing another shut down by passing the Budget Deal Bill that was released yesterday at midnight. Unfortunately, there was much opposition, which resulted in the shut down. The 600 page proposed budget deal, if passed, will increase investments in domestic programs, including the military,  by $300 billion over the next […]

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HUD’s Family Self Sufficiency Program is 25 Years Old!

By / December 19, 2017 / , / 0 Comments

Friday, December 15th, marked HUD’s 25th year in helping families become self sufficient in Illinois! The Family Self Sufficiency (FSS) Program began in the early 1990’s, and its main focus is to assist  families in increasing their income and decreasing dependence on welfare and other assistance programs. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of FSS HUD […]

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