April 29, 2011

HUD Announces Historic Level of Funding

This week, Secretary Donovan awarded more than $216 million in homeless assistance funding to nearly 700 new programs around the country. HUD awarded $26 million more than last year’s grants and, combined with $1.4 billion in renewal funding announced earlier this year, the Department has awarded the most homelessness assistance funds ever.    “These funds arrive […]

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April 27, 2011

Building a Greener Future with PowerSaver

Last week, I traveled with Secretary Donovan to Long Island to announce PowerSaver, a pilot program offering low-cost loans for families looking to make energy-saving improvements to their homes. Backed by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), PowerSaver loans will offer homeowners up to $25,000 to make energy-efficient improvements of their choice, including the installation of […]

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April 25, 2011

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta: Does Green Make Sense? Exploring the Unanswered Questions of Green Finance & Development

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Recently, Dr. Raphael Bostic, Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research sat down with the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta to discuss energy efficient housing and the role of public and private sector finance. Visit the Atlanta Fed’s website to listen to the podcast or download here.

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April 18, 2011

HUD Wants to Keep You from Getting Scammed

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Our guest blogger today is Joel Ibanez, Office of Housing, Federal Housing Administration Think scammers could never fool you? Think again. Plenty of people fall prey. More than $31 million in fees and/or homes were reported lost to thieves and con artists in 2010. That’s why today, HUD is launching a new campaign in Miami, […]

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