December 16, 2011

Daily Housing News Round-Up

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Home of the day: the nation’s first energy-efficient log cabin in Penwater, MI.   The Washington Posts’ Mark Zandi argues that aggressive intervention by the FHA saved the housing market and the economy from a much darker fate. Los Angeles County is one of five places across the country selected for HUD’s “Section 3 Business Registry” […]

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Hot off the presses…HUD’s NEW proposed HOME rule!

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Today, HUD’s new  proposed regulations under its HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) are published in the Federal Register. HOME is the largest federal block grant to state and local governments designed exclusively to produce affordable housing for low-income families.  Since 1992, the HOME Program has successfully assisted the creation of more than one million affordable […]

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December 15, 2011

Daily Housing News Round-Up

Home of the day: Renton, WA housing for homeless veterans and their families.   Encouraging drop in homelessness of our nation’s veterans. Homelessness rates decline significantly in Rhode Island. Freddie Mac predicts growth next year for the U.S. economy. A Q&A session with the head of Fannie Mae’s Affordable Housing section. Are Americans cutting “McMansions” […]

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