A decade after Great Recession, home values in some communities remain underwater

The Great Recession that fueled a mortgage and housing crisis more than a decade ago has faded from memory for most Americans. But not for millions of homeowners – mainly in rural and minority communities – who continue to struggle with depressed home values and underwater mortgages.

Baltimoreans remain optimistic despite many challenges

BALTIMORE, Maryland— From homelessness to substance abuse to violence to single-parent homes, many residents of Baltimore face unending challenges. This special video report introduces just some of the people who are facing those challenges and takes a look at their efforts to try and rise above them.

At home, in schools, on the street, the triggers for asthma lurk everywhere

Your home is meant to be a safe haven. But what happens when your refuge makes you sick?

Lawmakers weigh integrating services to break poverty cycle

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — To end multi-generational poverty, state and local agencies should integrate services such as early childhood development, temporary cash assistance and mental health programming, a governor-mandated commission told lawmakers Tuesday.

At Some P.G. County Metro Stations, Majority of Nighttime Riders are Below Poverty Line

Metro leaders are considering cutting late night operating hours that could disproportionately affect people below the poverty line.

Metro’s Potential Service Hour Cuts Aren’t Popular with Twitter

A shortened schedule could drastically affect workers’ ability to travel to and from work at night and in the morning, among other things.

Nationals Youth Baseball Academy

The Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy in Southeast Washington D.C. gives 3rd to 8th graders a place to go after school where they learn much more than baseball.

Pope Francis Asks Americans to Aid the Poor, Save the Planet

The pope’s speech, which had been widely expected to wade into political territory, subtly touched on issues of immigration, climate change, abortion and marriage, weaving them into a narrative about securing a more peaceful and just future.

HUD Launches National Media Campaign

The Department of Housing and Urban Development launched a national media campaign Wednesday designed to draw more attention to some of the most significant housing discrimination issues.

Peaceful Protest Outside White House on War, Poverty and Climate Crisis

The National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance held protests nationwide, including one right outside the White House. Protestors voice their opposition war, poverty and climate crisis.

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