February 8, 2011

Helping Homeowners Avoid Foreclosure

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Our guest blogger today is Joseph Phillips, Region IV Atlanta Regional Office In Atlanta, the sounds of renewed hope are heard as over twenty HUD certified Georgia Housing Counseling Agencies were recently given a significant boost in funding to assist eligible individuals and families in stay in their homes.  Atlanta is one of the hardest hit […]

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Feds must fix up public housing

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Rep. Keith Ellison, Fifth District, Minnesota Public housing can work … when it’s maintained right. But the results have been tragic when public housing buildings are not properly taken care of. A public housing authority in Toledo, Ohio had to close 100 public housing apartments because of mold that made the apartments unsafe. In Chattanooga, […]

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February 4, 2011

Recession pushes low-income families to the brink

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Growing number of Hispanics and African-Americans especially hard hit  Our guest blogger today is Dr. Raphael Bostic, HUD Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research In this country, there are millions of very low-income families who don’t receive any government housing assistance and either pay half their monthly income on rent, live in deplorable conditions, […]

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African American History Month Message 2011

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Our guest blogger today is John Trasviña, Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity President Obama has designated February as African American History Month, a time for the nation to recognize the significant achievements of African Americans and their contributions to our country’s heritage. Individuals like Sojourner Truth, Ida B. Wells, Norma Sklarek, Jackie […]

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HUD Secretary in town to christen first phase of Lafitte redevelopment

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U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan is in New Orleans today to christen the first phase of the redeveloped Lafitte public housing complex in the city’s 6th Ward.  Only 134 of the Lafitte’s 900 planned apartments are completed, largely because of problems securing investors and a delay in extending a key tax credit […]

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