Housing is Healthcare!

ACORN ACORN International

https://chieforganizer.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/CN04102020.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple PodcastsPearl River     At ACORN we like the slogan, “Housing is Health Care.”  We saw it or picked it up somewhere.  I wish I could remember, so I could give proper credit, but in the meantime, we’re touting this in many countries where we work, because it speaks …

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Wall Street is Crippling the Single-Family Housing Market

ACORN

https://chieforganizer.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/CN03102020.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple PodcastsNew Orleans        The financial meltdown in the real estate market of 2007, marked by foreclosures triggered by speculation and broker scams and wiping out the citizen wealth of millions of families, continues to carry a legacy of community and family disasters.  Once again Wall Street and …

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Pulling CRA’s Teeth When It Needs to Bite Harder

ACORN Citizen Wealth Financial Justice

https://chieforganizer.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/CN12242019.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple PodcastsNew Orleans  Dine’ Butler and I had just finished our presentation about the impact of predatory land installment contracts and hedge funds in the Memphis real estate market at the Hooks Institute event at the University of Memphis recently.  As the crowd thinned out, a woman came …

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Rental Rip-offs, Big, Small, and Dangerous

ACORN Citizen Wealth Financial Justice

https://chieforganizer.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/CN11232019.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple PodcastsNew Orleans      The rental market in the USA is the wild west.  Not the west where the “deer and the buffalo roam” and “the skies are never cloudy.”  That’s long gone.  The rental mark in America is now the wild west of HBO’s “Deadwood” and the …

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Plundering Black Wealth with Predatory Land Installment Contracts

ACORN Citizen Wealth Community Organizing Financial Justice

https://chieforganizer.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/CN11092019.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple PodcastsColumbus        An analyst for the Federal Reserve Bank in St. Louis on a panel with us at the Benjamin Hooks Institute at the University of Memphis listened to our remarks about the devastating impact of hedge funds and land installment contract companies in Memphis, and asked me …

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