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Urban Policy

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Dayo Olopade, political reporter for The Root.com, and Walter Fields, publisher and executive editor of North Star News.com, look at what President Obama has done for cities in his first 100 days.

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Walter Fields and Dayo Olopade
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Comments [5]

hjs from 11211

Rene
does it make more sense to subsidize people who live where there are no jobs. my tax dollars going to red welfare states:
http://www.taxfoundation.org/UserFiles/Image/Blog/ftsbs-large.jpg

Apr. 29 2009 11:52 AM
Jim from Morristown, NJ

We do need more housing programs at the different levels such as public housing,
rental housing, and home ownership. Not all housing needs can be satisfied by home ownership. The housing shortages in each housing market affect all housing markets. Given the promotion of unsound mortgages, we also need mortgage moratorium measures and the empowerment of bankruptcy judges to set aside mortgage provisions.

Why should there be an Office of Urban Policy in the White House? Should not the co-ordination of urban and housing policy be done by the Secretary of HUD with his Department as the lead agency in this area?

Apr. 29 2009 11:09 AM
Robert from NYC

humph, Carrion cares? He sold out the Bronx neighborhood that didn't want the new Yankee Stadium. In addition to that over the past decades there has been incredible bad development in the Bronx and apartment buildings have gone up with months where once there were empty lots. It will prove to be a big failure within a few years; poor quality and overbuilding. Carrion is another administration "mistake".

Apr. 29 2009 10:44 AM
Rene Washington from Brooklyn

I'm sorry, but there is no reason to subsidize people to live in the most expensive parcel of land in the country at the tax payers expense. It's simply ludicrous.

Apr. 29 2009 10:43 AM
Scott from Cambridge, MA

I am hopeful for Obama's policies toward the cities. His closest adviser, Valerie Jarrett, could have almost any position in the White House and she chose to head Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Liaison, which oversees urban policy.

Apr. 29 2009 10:27 AM

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