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Infographic: A Homeowner and Buyer’s Guide to Fair Housing

Enacted in the late 1960’s, fair housing laws make our communities stronger and more diverse.

HUD grants $40 million for Fair Housing initiatives

HUD has earmarked $40 million in grant money to support local and national fair housing efforts geared to eliminating housing discrimination.

Disparity Between White, Black Homeowners as Great Today as 1968

Since the enactment of the Fair Housing Act, the homeownership rate gap between white and black Americans hasn’t significantly changed.

Resources for Homeowners and Homebuyers in the Time of COVID-19

A list of links if you are seeking aid or assistance for yourself and your property while waiting for the coronavirus outbreak to subside.

Evictions And Foreclosures Temporarily Suspended

Government agencies announce suspension of evictions for renters and homeowners due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Five Tips For Landlords During The COVID-19 Outbreak

Tips for property managers to help you prepare and stay informed during coronavirus pandemic.

LOCAL NEWS

How Massachusetts’s Hiring Boom is Impacting Home Buyers

The employment boom in Massachusetts is making it harder for new and existing residents to find available and affordable homes to buy.

Kansas Tax Law Fight Continues, Voters Support Reform

Because of the way Kansas’ tax laws are written, many Kansas property owners are paying more in taxes due to changes to the federal tax law that President Trump signed in 2017.

The Latest Housing Market Stats

There were a total of 2,995 home sales in Kansas last month, compared to 2,660 units in December 2018.

South Carolina County School District Expands To Address Growing Student Population

Passage of bond referendum marks the first time Beaufort County schools passed a referendum in 11 years, despite overwhelming growth over the past decade.

Mobile City Council Rejects Annexation Effort

If the vote would have passed, a special election would have convened in December in the proposed areas to be annexed to see if residents there would have been willing to become part of Mobile.

Frustrated Residents Want Transparency, Accuracy in Philadelphia Property Assessment Procedure

The property tax war in Philadelphia is still peaking, and there doesn’t appear to be an end in sight.

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