June 6, 2011

Daily Housing News Round-Up

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We hope everyone enjoyed the weekend and caught Secretary Donovan on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher! Best line was Donovan’s on being young for a cabinet member: “You know, before this job I was the talking baby in those eTrade commercials.”

Here is the rest of what we saw in the world of housing news:

Wendy Koch quizzes Secretary Donovan for USA Today’s sustainability blog Green House.

Speaking of green, one couple in Brownsville, Ore., found an interesting way to renovate their house: Straw insulation that saves energy and money.

And, Secretary Donovan takes to the virtual pages of the Huffington Post to tout HUD’s latest greenovation (if that wasn’t a word, it is now!).

According to Salt Lake Tribune columnist George Pyle, Secretary Donovan is a product of the “data-driven generation.”

Mercedes Marquez, HUD’s Assistant Secretary of Community Planning and Development, took to Capitol Hill to defend the HOME Program last week. Next, she took to The Hill’s Congress Blog with this response to The Washington Post’s misleading attack on HOME.

As scammers target homeowners facing foreclosure, HUD is working to shut them down and direct vulnerable homeowners to trustworthy resources.

Finally, Donovan pens a post explaining why the administration’s efforts to end veteran’s homelessness is so important.

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