February 27, 2012

Council on Environmental Quality Releases Federal Agencies Environmental Justice Plans

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Today, HUD and all federal agencies, under the leadership of the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), released environmental justice strategies, implementation plans and progress reports, outlining steps agencies will take to protect communities facing greater health and environmental risks. The release of the environmental justice strategies is part […]

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February 24, 2012

Daily Housing News Round-Up

Secretary Donovan writes CNNMoney.com op-ed to share views on why the mortgage settlement is a fair deal. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack visits Orlando to promote 19-state pilot program allowing homeowners with USDA mortgages to refinance. NYT’s DealBook reports, AG Holder discusses efforts to fight financial fraud. HUD visits Brockton, Mass. to continue fight against homelessness. Gulf […]

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February 23, 2012

Daily Housing News Round-Up

American Banker ran ‘taxpayers won’t subsidize mortgage settlement’ highlighting clarifications made by HUD in a February 22 blog post. CNNMoney reported, ‘home prices at lowest point in more than 10 years.’ Bloomberg’s take, sales of previously owned U.S. homes rose in January to the highest level since May 2010. Replacement-window firms agree to settlement with […]

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Statements on the $25 Billion Settlement with Mortgage Servicers to Address Loan Servicing and Foreclosure Abuses

Two weeks ago today, the federal government and state attorneys generals for 49 states and the District of Columbia reached a landmark $25 billion agreement with the nation’s five largest mortgage servicers to address mortgage loan servicing and foreclosure abuses. The agreement will provide substantial financial relief to homeowners and establish significant new homeowner protections […]

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Housing Discrimination in Focus

Imagine these scenarios: A veteran who can’t access his apartment because he’s in a wheelchair. A couple with a foreign nationality who is denied housing because of how they look. A Black child whose family is told they have to look in another neighborhood where they might be “more comfortable.” Think these situations are a […]

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