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Housing microfinance can help poor people build better homes

WHENEVER MICHAEL JJOGA earns some money from his welding business, he buys a bag of cement. Brick by brick he has built a two-roomed house for his family on land he cleared himself in Wakiso district, in central Uganda. Another house stands half-finished nearby until he collects enough iron sheets …

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U.S. mortgage applications drop in latest week: MBA

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. mortgage applications decreased last week, led by a drop in loan requests to buy a home, as some home borrowing costs climbed to their highest level in a month, the Mortgage Bankers Association said on Wednesday. The Washington-based group’s seasonally adjusted index on loan requests, …

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Racial Disparities in Home Appreciation

Introduction and summary “Where different groups of people live and the homes in which they live are not simply neutral or random demographic phenomena. They profoundly influence the allocation of rewards in the United States.” – Gregory Squires, 20071 Last year marked the 50th anniversary of the release of the …

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UNT, on-campus groups provide resources for LGBTQ students

UNT’s Pride Alliance has worked over the years for fair accommodations and helpful resources for LGBTQ students. They work with on-campus student housing, university records and other UNT programs to create a comfortable and welcoming environment for every individual. “In our office specifically, we do a lot of programs and …

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