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    By Antonio Ray Harvey California Black Media To advance housing access, affordability, and equity, California Attorney General Rob Bonta announced earlier this month the creation of a Housing Strike Force. The team, housed within the California Department of Justice (Cal DOJ) has been tasked with enforcing California housing laws that cities across the state have ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Much of the last year saw the Orange County Community Action Partnership scrambling to get back-to-back food distributions out to many thousands that lost their jobs. Things are finally starting to settle down a bit, but no one at the agency is getting comfortable with the current situation, especially as the end ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Access to money – where to get it, how to make it, and how to keep it – is at the root of most community development concerns. When it comes to meeting local needs, a lot is on the table at the Long Beach Center for Economic Inclusion, including help with housing, ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Sr Nat’l Correspondent President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris are stepping up their efforts to narrow the racial wealth gap. Following the President’s visit to Oklahoma, where he observed the centennial of the Tulsa Race Massacre, the Administration announced it would reinvest in communities that failed policies have ...
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    By Aldon Thomas Stiles California Black Media California is in the process of rolling out a massive billion-dollar rental relief program. It is designed to help people who fell behind on their rent due to the global coronavirus recovery. But many renters, including Black Californians who lease residential property, may not know about the state’s ...
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    Moving Marginalized Communities Toward America’s Bounty  By Charlene Crowell On January 26, President Joe Biden took steps to bring the nation towards the long-promised, but never realized, pledge of racial justice. Four executive orders signed that day make clear that the new Administration will take meaningful and corrective actions. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) was ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Sr Nat’l Correspondent President Joe Biden signed a series of executive orders that his less than two-week-old administration hopes will be a catalyst to tackling America’s long-standing race problem. Biden’s action focused on equity and included police and prison reform and public housing. “America has never lived up to ...
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    Governor Gavin Newsom today signed an executive order to extend authorization for local governments to halt evictions for commercial renters impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic through March 31, 2021, and address a variety of issues in response to the pandemic. To protect local health officers and other public health officials on the front lines of the fight ...
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    By Ebone Monet California Black Media  African American developers across California are worried about a rule change the state Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) is considering.  The regulation proposes a new requirement that developers have more experience before becoming eligible for contracts awarded from a $4 billion fund set up to construct housing ...
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    By Charlene Crowell As a candidate, President Donald Trump promised if elected that deregulation of the federal government would be an administration priority. Soon after taking the oath of office, he issued an executive order requiring that all departments and agencies to eliminate two existing regulations for every one new regulation proposed. In some cases, ...