December 23, 2011

Daily Housing News Round-Up

Home of the day: Happy Holidays from everyone here at HUD! WaPo: Time to sign off on mortgage relief deal. HUD’s Antonio Riley pens a guest column on homelessness. “…keep the doors of our shelters open.” And green homes are coming to the Pine Ridge reservation.

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December 22, 2011

Daily Housing News Round-Up

Home of the day: New affordable housing for seniors under construction in  Minnesota. HUD and DOJ announce a massive discrimination settlement. A pre-holiday reflection on homelessness. Some pre-holiday action on homelessness. More coverage of HUD’s LGBT elder housing summit. And NAHB executives like what they see in housing trends.

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A Somber Reminder

Last night, I joined Secretary Donovan for Washington, DC’s 22nd Annual National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day at New York Avenue Presbyterian Church. About two hundred people: some homeless, some advocates and allies, and many friends and family members, showed up to honor and remember the 67 homeless men and women who lost their lives in the Washington D.C. area this […]

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The Many Languages of HUD

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Have a question about buying a home, rental assistance or foreclosure but English is not your first language?  HUD can help with its new HUD Language Line, a live telephone interpretation service that will allow HUD staff to converse with the public in almost any language. To help HUD staff better communicate with Limited English […]

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December 21, 2011

Winning the Fight against Lending Discrimination

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In the largest fair lending settlement in history, today HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan joined Attorney General Eric Holder to announce a $355 million agreement with Countrywide Financial Corporation, a mortgage lender now owned by Bank of America. The case against Countrywide alleges that between 2004 and 2008, the company practiced lending discrimination against more than […]

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