March 22, 2012

HUD Touts New LGBT Housing Rule in Denver

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John Elway wasn’t the only John making news in Denver. As Elway introduced Peyton Manning as the new Bronco Quarterback, John Trasviña, HUD Assistant Secretary unveiled the new LGBT housing rule to stop housing discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. Tuesday, at a press conference in Denver the Assistant Secretary for Fair […]

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March 21, 2012

Daily Housing News Round-Up

Joanna Stern, technology editor at ABC News noted, “fighting homelessness with technology seems to be a trend this month” referencing Project REACH, an effort sponsored by the VA, HUD and and Jon Bon Jovi’s Soul Foundation to create an app to fight the national issue of homeless veterans. HUD Assistant Secretary John Trasviña traveled to […]

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Conserve Energy, Save Money and Generate Jobs

Recently, HUD awarded $23 million to a dozen organizations as part of a new pilot program to bring energy-saving solutions to the multifamily housing market. HUD’s pilot program reaches far beyond an attempt to go green – it will serve as a model to provide solutions that will reduce energy consumption, save money and generate […]

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March 20, 2012

Daily Housing News Round-Up

Federal News Radio reports, launch of HUD/VA/Bon Jovi effort Project REACH (Real-time Electronic Access for Caregivers and the Homeless). From The Washington Post, U.S. Treasury completes sales of mortgage-backed securities bought during financial crisis. Bloomberg cites, “Homebuilder Confidence in U.S. Holds at Highest Since 2007.” And Norwalk, Connecticut’s ten year plan to prevent and end […]

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March 19, 2012

Using Technology to Help Homeless Veterans

Cross posted from WhiteHouse.gov More than 67,000 veterans spent one night homeless, living in emergency shelters, transitional housing units or on the streets  in 2011, according to last year’s “point in time” count conducted by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in coordination with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). It’s not always […]

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