Proposed cuts to HUD budget

This morning, the Washington Post reported that the Trump administration is considering $6 billion in cuts to the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The revelation, made through leaked internal documents, is consistent with the administration's stated goal of cutting $54 billion in domestic spending to increase the defense
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United Way has updated their 2-1-1 Website

United Way has a newly redesigned and mobile friendly NC 2-1-1 website that is now live. In addition to having a brand new look, they have added several features to make navigation easier for families and individuals seeking assistance, partner agencies, and  local United Way partners and stakeholders. See new site here  
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New credit policy: Good for consumers, worrisome for lenders

In a little-known policy shift, the three national credit bureaus — Equifax, Experian and TransUnion — plan to stop collecting and reporting substantial amounts of civil judgment and tax lien information on public records affecting millions of American consumers starting July 1. Both types of information have negative impacts on credit scores and remain in credit files for extended periods. Tax liens are levied against properties when the owner is delinquent on payment of taxes. Civil judgments — debts owed by the losing party in legal disputes that typically involve monetary damages — are ordered by courts. See full Washington
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Winston Salem Poverty Thought Force Final Report 2017

The Winston Salem Poverty Thought Force presented its recommendations to the city in a conference at Winston-Salem City Hall on February 13, 2017. Mayor Allen Joines, who announced the formation of the anti-poverty panel on Oct. 29, 2015, took the lead in the conference to discuss the final report of the Poverty Thought Force.
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