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May 4, 2009

Duroville's continued existence points to the ongoing lack of affordable housing, particularly for very low-income workers.

April 27, 2009

You may have heard claims by Bank of America's about its stature in small business lending:

April 15, 2009

Stephen Colbert, the talk show host and Presidential candidate, has found a new whipping boy: Congressman Louis Gutierrez's new Payday Loan Reform Act (HR 1214).

March 9, 2009

HR 1106, the "Helping Families Save Their Homes Act" passed the US House of Representatives late on Friday. The bill will institute loan modifications measures. By the estimates of its supporters, it will save 1 million homes.

March 2, 2009

Utah has passed a new bill that will give mobile home owners some recourse when they are forced to pick up and move because of the closure of their park.  The bill, entitled "Payment of Mobile Home Park Relocation Expenses," passed on Feb.

February 26, 2009

Obama's new budget contained an unexpected wrinkle.  As written, the President's plan intends to shelve the guaranteed student loan program.  In its place, students would apply for loans directly to the US Department of Education.

The announcement came after markets closed on Thursday.

January 30, 2009

A report from the Office of the New York Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says that bonuses on Wall Street are going to amount to at least $18.4 billion.  The number will likely be higher, though, because this sum fails to include dollars for stock options.  In the event that some options are granted in the money, or close enough to have time value, the sum is greater. It is the sixth best year for bonuses on record.

Hard to believe.

This shows that the ongoing defense of bonuses is actually insincere.  Bonuses were defended for years as a means of rewarding

January 22, 2009

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance sites will soon be up and open for business.  This is a great program, although it is one that is generally under-utilized.  Filers with simple returns (generally though without a lot of deductions) can get their returns done for free.  There are income exclusions.  If you make more that $42,000 per year, then you are probably not qualified to go to a VITA. 

January 14, 2009

Senator John Sununu raised the question today about how federal regulation of the insurance business would work.  Sununu is broaching on something that is a bit of a third rail, but as a departing Senator, he has some freedom to speak openly.  Insurance companies own a lot of assets, and their businesses are so large that they can present risks to the entire financial system.  The need to bail

December 19, 2008

Manufactured Housing Reader would like to extend greetings to its readers.  Thanks for following the news on this industry for the last year.