May 17, 2012

Reuters: Housing chief hits road to spur mortgage relief

  Housing chief hits road to spur mortgage relief (Reuters) By Margaret Chadbourn and Aruna Viswanatha Published on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 Ed note:  This post originally appeared online at (Reuters) – President Barack Obama’s housing secretary has launched a roadshow to ensure the benefits of the $25 billion mortgage settlement with the nation’s […]

May 16, 2012

Daily Housing News Round-Up

New HUD studies find the benefits of housing counseling, Mortgage Professional Magazine. HUD makes available $85 million to fund housing for extremely low-income persons with disabilities. U.S. stock futures rise after housing data, DJIA up nearly 60, Dow Jones. Homelessness Declines in Michigan. Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed is participating in two panel discussions during the […]


Strong Cities, Strong Communities: Highlights from the Fifth Biennial Reinventing Older Communities Conference

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Last week, I attended and spoke at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s Fifth Biennial Reinventing Older Communities conference in Philadelphia, PA.  This year, the conference focused on how government, non-profit, academic, philanthropic, and private-sector partners can support economic development strategies to reinvent older communities and build more resilient cities – large, medium, and small […]


Making Progress for AAPIs at HUD

Cross posted from The observance of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month is in full swing across the country. They include festive celebrations of ethnic foods, traditional dances and speeches about the history of AAPIs in the United States. As an immigrant who had to learn a new language and culture, I appreciate the needs […]