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Illinois Homeowners Can Now Remove Racist Clauses From Their Property Deeds

A new law in Illinois allows homeowners to change their housing deeds to remove racist clauses that were used to bar people of certain races and religious groups from buying homes or living in a particular neighborhood. The clauses, which are known as racial restrictive covenants, were outlawed under the Fair Housing Act in 1968,… Read More »

Governor Mills Announces $3.5 Million in Lifeline Loans to Cover the Property Tax Bills of Older or Disabled Maine People

As increasing home values burden Maine people on fixed incomes, an initiative of the Maine Jobs & Recovery Plan will help pay property tax bills for Maine seniors and those who are permanently disabled Governor Janet Mills announced today that her Administration is launching the State Property Tax Deferral Program, a lifeline loan program through… Read More »

Federal government struggling to offload excess property even after law change

Best listening experience is on Chrome, Firefox or Safari. Subscribe to Federal Drive’s daily audio interviews on Apple Podcasts or PodcastOne. Federal real estate officials and Congress both know the government has plenty of property to dispose of. Yet 20 years of effort has produced very little in the way of excess property sales. Five years after Congress… Read More »

Moms 4 Housing property owner hit with $3.5 million settlement

The state has reached a $3.5 million settlement with corporate real estate investor Wedgewood, known for its stand-off with Oakland activists Moms 4 Housing. The agreement requires the southern California company to revamp its business practices, adhere to stringent state and local renter protections and submit regular compliance reports to the department of justice, Attorney General… Read More »

Marissa Mayer’s plans to redevelop property are delayed by housing-protection laws | News

Since last July, former Yahoo executive Marissa Mayer has twice applied for a permit from the city of Palo Alto to tear down three of four townhomes on her Addison Avenue residential property. And twice she’s been rejected. Now, she’s hoping that the third time will be a charm. Mayer wants to replace the units… Read More »