June 20, 2012

HUD funds make an impact: reaching homeless youth living with HIV

HUD’s Office of HIV/AIDS Housing ensures that HUD initiatives are responsive to the special needs of people living with HIV/AIDS.  Through the office’s competitive grants program, funding is available for organizations serving this population.  One of the 2011 grantees is the Justice Resource Initiative (JRI), a Boston-based nonprofit organization that helps people who are homeless to […]

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June 19, 2012

The White House Blog: By the Numbers: $3,000

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Ed note:  This blog post originally appeared on Whitehouse.gov/blog. President Obama has proposed a plan that will help millions of responsible homeowners save hundreds of dollars each month by refinancing their mortgages at today’s historically low interest rates. On average, homeowners who refinance will save $3,000 each year—that’s enough to pay for three years’ worth of auto insurance. To […]

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White House Council on Strong Cities, Strong Communities Announces New Executive Director

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Cross posted from White House.gov In March, President Obama established the White House Council on Strong Cities, Strong Communities to guide the coordination of the Strong Cities, Strong Communities Initiative (SC2), which launched in June 2011 and is aimed at creating new partnerships between federal agencies and localities to spark economic development in communities that have faced […]

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Protecting our Veterans from Foreclosure

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As our veterans’ return home from deployments, it is essential that we ensure the transition is as smooth as possible.  This means ensuring there are jobs and housing available to them and this includes helping them with solutions to keep their homes if they’re in trouble. Take Sabrina Lacy for example.  A single mother, Lacy […]

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June 18, 2012

Daily Housing News Round-Up

Secretary Donovan traveled to NY today to announce, along with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, $60 million in funding over the next three years for homeowner counseling and legal services, Reuters. Also today in NY, Via Verde, a green affordable housing complex in the South Bronx officially opened its doors, and Secretary Donovan and […]

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