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Author Archives: Christina Hughes Babb

Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others.

Can Opportunity Zones Help Combat Poverty?

In a new op-ed, HUD Secretary Dr. Benjamin Carson and Georgian Senator David Perdue discuss the benefits of Opportunity Zones—including jobs, access to affordable housing, and “an overall improved quality of life.”

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Housing Investors Face Risk of Foreclosure

When it comes to eviction moratoria and other COVID-19 relief efforts, the focus often is on renters' hardships. A new study concentrates on struggling landlords who derive a large portion of their income from their tenants. About a third of ...

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HUD Offers Assistance For Oregon Wildfire Victims

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently announced federal disaster assistance for the State of Oregon to provide support to homeowners and low-income renters displaced from their homes in areas affected by wildfires and straight-line winds. President ...

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Report Reveals Recent Mortgage Quality Control Trends

GSE loans

ACES Quality Management (ACES), a provider of management software for the financial services industry, this week announced the release of the quarterly ACES Mortgage QC Trends Report. The latest report, which provides nationwide loan quality findings based on data from ...

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