February 23, 2012

HUD Hosts Strong Cities, Strong Communities Fellowship Program Twitter Town Hall

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On February 28 at 3:00 p.m. EST, HUD Secretary Donovan and myself will host a Twitter town hall to launch the Strong Cities, Strong Communities Fellowship Program. Launched by the Obama Administration last summer, the Strong Cities, Strong Communities (SC2) initiative is a new way the federal government is working with cities in a more […]

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February 22, 2012

Daily Housing News Round-Up

Today, Secretary Donovan contributed to The Philadelphia Inquirer with op-ed “A new era in homeownership.” The Miami Herald spotlighted help for troubled homeowners, a community event co-sponsored by government agencies including HUD, nonprofit organizations and mortgage lenders. The event took place today at the James L. Knight Center in Miami. The Federal Housing Finance Agency […]

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Taking Steps to Streamline and Improve HUD’s Web Presence

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As part of President Obama’s Campaign to Cut Waste, last December the .gov Reform Task Force released a report highlighting the current climate of federal websites and insight on how they can be improved. The .gov Reform Task Force will use the report to develop a web strategy and create tools, best practices, and other […]

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HAMP’s Role in the Settlement

An article in last Friday’s Financial Times raises questions about the historic mortgage settlement between the five largest mortgage servicers in the United States, 49 state attorneys general, and the federal government. The article, entitled “US taxpayers to subsidise $40 bn housing settlement,” argues that there is a taxpayer subsidy because modifications performed under the […]

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February 21, 2012

Daily Housing News Round-Up

Ali Velshi of CNNMoney talks with Housing Secretary Donovan about putting out the foreclosure fire. Meanwhile MSNBC/KARE 11, based in Minnesota, reports HARP refinance loans taking off. HUD awarded nearly $4 million to Wind River Reservation tribes to help improve housing conditions, Associated Press. And, New York Times op-ed columnist Joe Nocera shared views, Two […]

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