November 22, 2012

Let’s Give Thanks to the Selfless Volunteers of Sandy

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays.  I believe its importance goes beyond simply celebrating a national holiday; it’s a time-honored tradition for families to travel from around the country to catch up, eat great food, catch a football game, partake in the craziness of Black Friday, and above all – give thanks. Thanksgiving to […]

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November 21, 2012

What are you thankful for?

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It’s not just about the turkey, “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving,” and football.  As I get ready to spend Thanksgiving with family and friends, I can’t help but reflect on why I’m thankful to work here at HUD. After nearly five years here at HUD, I can truly say that the work my colleagues and I […]

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November 20, 2012

Daily Housing News Round-Up

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The Hill posts, “Report: Homeowners see $26.1 billion in mortgage relief.” “Banks say they have given $26 billion homeowner relief so far,” writes The Washington Post. Forbes says “Housing No Longer A Drag On GDP As Recovery Solidifies, Goldman Says.” “Homebuilder sentiment, home sales, prices jumping,” reports USA Today.

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Settlement Success Story: Jose Machin

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In 2000, Jose Machin was living the American dream. He purchased his first home in West Palm Beach, Florida with his wife Estephanie. It cost them $61,000 with mortgage payments of $780.60 per month. Jose and his wife were both gainfully employed and never missed a mortgage payment. Then, sadly, their daughter was diagnosed with […]

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Leading Soldiers in Hurricane Sandy relief efforts

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To most I am simply Joe Linhart, a Senior CPD Representative in the Newark Field Office.  But to my Soldiers though I am CPT Linhart, Assistant Operations Officer for the 1-258 Field Artillery. Though I don’t always talk about my experiences in the service, the story of my battalion’s involvement in the relief efforts for […]

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