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Kriston Capps

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L.A. Wanted to Use This Building as a Shelter. Now Trump Does Too.

Los Angeles homeless providers were rebuffed when they asked to use the Hawthorne Federal Building, which the White House is eyeing to relocate Skid Row residents.

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The White House Is Planning a Federal Intervention on California Homelessness

President Trump reportedly ordered officials to wade into the homeless crisis in Los Angeles. But local leaders are wary of federal involvement.

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What the Supreme Court Said About the 2020 Census Citizenship Question

In oral arguments, conservative justices asked about data science, while liberals asked what the citizenship question was really for.

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Why HUD Wants to Restrict Assistance for Immigrants

A proposal by Ben Carson’s agency would eject immigrant families from public housing to make way for the "most vulnerable." Housing advocates aren't buying it.

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Housing Advocates Are Suing Ben Carson and HUD

A group of Texas nonprofits will file a lawsuit against the department for failing to enforce an Obama-era fair housing rule.

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Trump's Border Wall Won't Be a Wall

The latest twist in the Homeland Security solicitation for a border wall: It doesn’t need to be a wall.

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Here's What Global Building Companies Say About Designing Trump's Wall

So far, few of the firms that have expressed interest in the border wall project have the resources to pull it off.

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Almost 200 Firms Have Bid To Build Trump's Border Wall

More may answer the call when the federal government lists its formal solicitation on March 6.

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Julián Castro, Leveling the Playing Field

The secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development discusses the future of fair and affordable housing as he prepares to leave his post.

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What's at Stake in Trump's Pick to Lead HUD

The President-elect’s next steps on federal housing policy will have a profound effect on rural America and the inner city alike.

Defense

The U.S. Is Making Its Border Stations More Welcoming

Despite Republican appeals for a wall between the U.S. and Mexico, America is investing in more secure, welcoming facilities along its borders.

Oversight

Tim Kaine's Vision for the Future of Fair Housing

The Democratic VP nominee shares his campaign's plans to make housing more accessible and affordable to the full economic spectrum of Americans.

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Treasury Announces $1 Billion in Hardest-Hit Fund for the Fight Against Blight

The money will go toward preventing foreclosure and stabilizing troubled housing markets in the states hit hardest by the housing crisis and recession.

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Here's How HUD Plans to Stop the 'Worst-Case' Housing Crisis

The National Housing Trust Fund will give housing assistance to the very poorest households in the nation.

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Could Architects Think of a Better Border?

A competition that touches on Donald Trump's proposed “border wall” could open up a more substantive conversation about the border itself.

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Would Anyone Design Trump's Border Wall?

The presidential candidate is pledging the largest infrastructure project since the U.S. highway system.

Defense

Why Are There So Many Copies of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall?

There are multiple copies and even traveling versions of the wall. This increases access, but does it dilute the meaning of the monument?

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Report: The U.S. Will Restore Commercial Flights to Cuba

But there are still loads of restrictions in place for potential travelers.