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Editor: David Reiss
Brooklyn Law School

December 8, 2017

Friday’s Government Reports Roundup

By Jamila Moore

The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development released its 2017 Annual Homeless Assessment Report. The report noted more than half a million individuals were displaced on one single night in 2017. Though the half a million is a large … Continue reading

December 7, 2017

Thursday’s Advocacy & Think Tank Roundup

By Jamila Moore

A banking institution joined the battle over the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s new leadership. Lower East Side People’s Federal Credit Union alleges Trump’s appointment of Mulvaney is an “illegal hostile takeover,” of the agency. Lower East Side People’s Federal Credit … Continue reading

December 6, 2017

Wednesday’s Academic Roundup

By Jamila Moore

Analysis Mortgagor Protections in Equity and Under Statute, Atkins, Carruthers, and Skead An Evolving Foreclosure Landscape: The Ibanez Case and Beyond, Pitegoff and Underkuffler Bank Failures, Capital Buffers, and Exposure to the Housing Market Bubble, Kara and Vojtech Mortgage-Default Research … Continue reading

December 5, 2017

Tuesday’s Regulatory & Legislative Roundup

By Jamila Moore

The Senate’s version of its tax reform bill will increase the nation’s debt. Their plan as written, increases the deficit by more than $1 trillion. The Senate’s vote on the bill narrowly passed with a 51-49 vote in favor of … Continue reading

December 4, 2017

Monday’s Adjudication Roundup

By Jamila Moore

The Eleventh Circuit affirmed the conviction of a Florida resident, Ravindranauth Roopnarine, for his attempt to defraud the government. The Florida man received an approximate sentence of 22 years. Furthermore, he must pay a sum of more than $9 million … Continue reading

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December 1, 2017

Friday’s Government Reports Roundup

By Jamila Moore

Atlanta’s City Council will enact new zoning legislation aimed at increasing the number of rental units near the city’s BeltLine. Developers hoping to take advantage of the new legislation must preserve a percentage of their rental units as affordable. Georgia … Continue reading

November 30, 2017

Thursday’s Advocacy & Think Tank Roundup

By Jamila Moore

Jonathan Spader, Shannon Rieger, Christopher Herbert, and Jennifer Molinsky of Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies published a paper entitled Fostering Inclusion in American Neighborhoods. The paper analyzed residential segregation and its intersection between income and race. Further the paper … Continue reading

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