February 17, 2012

Daily Housing News Round-Up

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan talked with Scarlet Fu and Tom Keene on Bloomberg Television’s “InsideTrack,” this morning to discuss the U.S. housing market and the agency’s operations. The Secretary also discussed the government’s $25 billion settlement with banks to end an investigation of abusive foreclosure practices. The Secretary met with The Huffington […]

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February 16, 2012

Daily Housing News Round-Up

Today in New York, Secretary Donovan sat down with MSNBC’s Martin Bashir to discuss the biggest joint federal state settlement in the history of the country and how it directly impacts American homeowners and the broader economy. The Secretary Donovan also met with CNN’s Soledad O’Brien to discuss the mortgage settlement and other HUD programs that help millions of […]

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Addressing Domestic Violence Discrimination

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Our guest blogger today is Allison Beach, Presidential Management Fellow, Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity Victims of domestic violence too often experience housing discrimination because the acts of their abuser.  Housing authorities and landlords evict victims under zero-tolerance crime policies, citing the violent acts of a household member or guest.  Victims are evicted […]

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HUD’s Proposed Budget: Doing More with Less

Have you had a chance to check out HUD’s fiscal year 2013 budget proposal? If so, you will find a plan that seeks to strengthen, yet streamline, HUD programs so that they help the economy. Titled Housing and Communities Built to Last, the budget reflects the vision of an America that can draw strength from […]

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February 15, 2012

Federal officials: Deal holds banks accountable

In a guest column today in the Las Vegas Sun, Secretary Donovan and Attorney General Eric Holder talk about the historic mortgage servicing settlement. Too often, real progress in Washington can be stymied by bureaucratic red tape, turf fights, or conflicts between federal and state authorities. Unfortunately, it has become a place where partisan deadlock […]

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