November 23, 2011

Asset-ics

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HUD Region 10 Public Affairs “It’s a government program that works.”  Those words, quoted recently in The Idaho Press Tribune, may be the sweetest taxpayers can ever hear.  They were spoken not by a government bureaucrat, but by Greg Bullock, a real estate agent in Nampa, a city of almost 82,000 in southwest Idaho’s Treasure […]

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November 22, 2011

Daily Housing Round-up

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Greetings Housing Fans!! It’s almost Thanksgiving. Get prepared by checking out today’s top stories… HUD working to restore communities and re-energize the economy. Sales of previously owned homes increase. Peabody, MA prepares to launch affordable housing project. Denver community also begins construction on affordable housing community. And a settlement reached in Missouri housing discrimination case.

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November 21, 2011

Daily Housing Round-up

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Welcome back HUDlers!! Let’s celebrate Monday with the day’s top housing stories… Charlotte, NC amongst many cities to be awarded HUD sustainable communities grants. Pismo Beach, CA celebrates first low-income housing project. Habitat for Humanity helping to lower utility costs. Speaking of utilities, here are some tips to help reduce those monthly bills. Supporting our […]

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A More Sustainable Future

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All across the country, thousands of Americans spend a great amount of time commuting to their jobs.  This is precious time that could be spent with their families and not sitting in traffic.  As our families grow and our lives get busier, living close to work becomes vital to our quality of life.  We are […]

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November 18, 2011

The Continued Strength of the FHA

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This week, HUD released its annual report to Congress on the financial status of the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Mutual Mortgage Insurance (MMI) Fund.  The report demonstrates the long-term strength of the Fund while not shying away from the challenges it faces in the near-term due to ongoing stresses in the housing market.  While the […]

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