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  • Africa: Govt Pledges U.S.$3 Million to Host UN Habitat 111 Conference in Africa
    [This Day]Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Mrs. ...
    All Africa.  Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:55:46 GMT.
  • Mortgages: A New Way to Build Equity
    A conservative-leaning organization and a housing advocacy group join forces to promote a new 15-year mortgage designed to help borrowers build equity more quickly.
    By Lisa Prevost.  International Herald Tribune.  Thu, 18 Sep 2014 21:30:01 GMT.
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  • 'Free' Student Luxuries Contribute to the Rising Cost of College
    While some student services are tolerable (housing and food) the arms race to build the most lavish package of student services is having inequitable effects on students who would prefer to attend college to learn, not climb rock walls.
    By Ccap.  Forbes.  Thu, 18 Sep 2014 20:38:00 GMT.
  • Unemployment Claims Drop More Than Expected
    The decrease in jobless claims brought the number to its lowest level since July. A separate measure of housing starts fell.
    By Reuters.  International Herald Tribune.  Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:39:05 GMT.
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  • Housing workers escalate action
    Maintenance staff employed by Scottish Borders Housing Association are to escalate their industrial action next week.
    BBC News.  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:27:46 GMT.
  • Brazil police, housing activists in violent clash
    Police and housing activists in Brazil's biggest city clashed violently on Tuesday after authorities evicted about 200 families who had illegally occupied an empty hotel in downtown Sao Paulo.
    Miami Herald.  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:43 EDT.
  • Home ownership 'exclusive club'
    The National Housing Federation says first time buyers need 10 times the deposit they did in the 1980s making home ownership an exclusive members' club.
    BBC News.  Sun, 14 Sep 2014 23:01:41 GMT.
  • HRW Calls For Probe Of Iraqi Air Strike That Killed Displaced Civilians
    An international rights group has called for an investigation into a September 1 Iraqi air strike on a school housing displaced families that killed 31 civilians, including 24 children.
    Radio Liberty.  Sun, 14 Sep 2014 11:36:06 +0000.
  • HRW Urges Investigation of Civilian Deaths in Iraqi Airstrike
    New York based Human Rights Watch is calling for an investigation of an Iraqi airstrike that killed 31 civilians two weeks ago at a school housing displaced people near Tikrit. ...
    Voice of America.  Sun, 14 Sep 2014 08:59:27 -0400.

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