What I'm fighting for now in my work.

.. for an expression relevant to all manner of blacks, poems I could take into a tavern, into the street, into the halls of a housing project.

You know, I think the, the crucial thing, you know, we have put in place what is, is just simply the biggest, boldest recovery package in history, right; the stimulus package, biggest ever; the financial rescue, absolutely comprehensive; a housing plan - that is incredible medicine for the economy. And we fully expect it to work.

And so a lot of people say there's too much personal freedom.

When personal freedom's being abused, you have to move to limit it. That's what we did in the announcement I made last weekend on the public housing projects, about how we're going to have a weapons sweep and more things like that to try to make people safer in their communities.

Presidential money is almost like the housing bubble.

It's growing at such an astronomical rate, you think it can't get any bigger.

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We need prefab housing, we need to repair what can be repaired.

We have appealed to the whole world to ship tents and blankets to Pakistan.

The housing market will get worse before it gets better.

I was a little lacking in vision as mayor - I failed to understand the significance that housing and the revitalization of housing means for a city.

The increase in inequality in income is a longtime trend, but the pressure on middle- and low-income workers is going up rapidly. Especially if they live in an area where there are high housing and gas prices, like California.

We have by far the most expensive health system in the world.

We spend 50 percent more per person than the next most costly nation. Americans spend more on health care than housing or food.

Once the housing market begins to recover, I would phase out the mortgage tax deduction.

I was raised in a Bronx public housing project, but studied at two of the nation's finest universities. I did work as an assistant district attorney, prosecuting violent crimes that devastate our communities.

What we don't have a right to is healthcare, housing, or handouts. We don't have those rights.

Americans now know that housing prices can go down and they can go down by 10, 20, 30, and in some cases, 40 or 50 percent. We know they can go down. But five years ago, we thought they could only go up.

The most critical factor subduing the demand for housing is that home ownership is no longer seen as the great, long-term buildup in equity value it once was.

It took us years to get into the mess that we got ourselves in at the end of 2008, and it's going to take a while to get us out. We lost eight million jobs, we saw a financial system near collapse, we have a continuing housing crisis that we're making progress on dealing with.

People have to take responsibility for themselves.

We need to get the housing industry going again. We don't need government intervening in every step.

I've been through quite a few hurricanes.

I worked in North Carolina, where there's a housing development whose name was Landfall.

If the economy grows, housing gets better, quicker.

The real story in housing will be a recovery in the economy that will drive a recovery in housing, When people are working, when there are more jobs, more households forming and people go back to buying cars, they're going to want their apartments and homes. And that's when you'll start to see a recovery in home prices.

Money is kind of a base subject. Like water, food, air and housing, it affects everything yet for some reason the world of academics thinks it's a subject below their social standing.

Let's not leave an educational vacuum to be filled by religious extremists who go to families who have no other option and offer meals, housing and some form of education. If we are going to combat extremism then we must educate those very same children.

Quality, affordable housing is a key element of a strong and secure Iowa.

Public housing is more than just a place to live, public housing programs should provide opportunities to residents and their families.

A strong economy causes an increase in the demand for housing;

the increased demand for housing drives real-estate prices and rentals through the roof. And then affordable housing becomes completely inaccessible.

For people on social assistance, the loss of free dental care, prescription drugs and subsidized housing can greatly outweigh additional income from working. We've all heard the stories.

HUD's mission is to provide decency and sanitary housing for low and moderate income people in this country.

I think that there will always be a need for Housing and Urban Development.

So, we're saying, if we can give developers and builders incentives to cut down on the regulatory barriers that are faced in this country, then we might be able to address the needs of affordable housing.

The largest challenge that we face, from my perspective, is the ability to continue moving forward so the agency will have a single mission: that is, to provide decent, safe, and affordable housing.

While housing discrimination and segregation in 2005 still affect millions of people, that's not the way it has to be. Some things can change and should.

As mayor of San Francisco, I will provide the vision and work hard to make San Francisco a beautiful, well-planned city with excellent housing and transportation options.

We can build new housing while preserving the quality and character of adjacent residential districts and ensuring infill development strengthens the surrounding neighborhood.

If we are to succeed, we must recognize that the community redevelopment is not solely the rehabilitation of housing, or putting a mall in the business strips.

In the housing projects, people talked of ways to reduce crime, relieve overcrowding, and they were good ideas that we plan to study, and possibly implement.

Our soldiers and their families are benefiting. They deserve good, quality housing and they need it.

I think people need housing. And there's empty buildings, I think people should live in there. If you want to call them squatters, trespassers, hey, I call Wall Street thieves!

We ought to be doing that with decent standard housing but if we have people who are absolutely on the streets in this case, I think it makes sense that tent cities are preferred to not having tent cities.

I'm proud to report that in 2004 alone, we approved 3,600 new units of housing - our best year ever!

I am also committed to providing city employees with housing assistance.

Total ghettoization, because they were in charge of public housing, the local council, and they deliberately located people in a ghetto situation in order to ensure that they maintained control.

In working class districts, you had several families living together in the one house, and it was very difficult to get a house, because the politicians who controlled housing were doing so in a very discriminatory fashion.

You can spend the money on new housing for poor people and the homeless, or you can spend it on a football stadium or a golf course.

We are making the fundamental changes.

It was like the decent housing target. We said by 2010, we'd have taken a million houses and refurbished them into decent housing.

We've given more resources. On housing, we are now establishing a regional housing pot.

Down in the south, it's how we find the brownfield sites without taking too much land take to meet the tremendous demand for housing, and that's what I've done.

Refurbishing I've done in the first three years and I'm still giving housing money, of course, to the north.

We believe the 36, nearly 40, billion pound discount given for a right to buy houses took a million houses out of the public housing sector which is desperately needed for rent.

My own experience in the third world was that even if people started to make more money, the cost of living and housing increased often faster than the wages.

And so the danger for the housing industry is if we see interest rates rise.

So from the housing standpoint, steady as you go, I think, would be the best medicine.