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THE STAKES 2020: Calandra Davis on how elections shape poor Mississippians' lives

October 26, 2020 - Mississippi is one of the poorest states in America, and one-third of Black Mississippians live under the federal poverty line. We spoke with Calandra Davis, a policy analyst at Hope Policy Institute and a community activist, about how federal elections affect the regulatory state and thus people's access to affordable housing, health care, and banking.

More HUD contracting problems brought to light

May 19, 2008 - We've reported extensively here on allegations of cronyism and other problems with the Department of Housing and Urban Development's work in post-Katrina New Orleans -- problems that culminated in the resignation earlier this year of former HUD Secretary Alphonso Jackson, who remains under criminal in