December 10, 2012

HUD’s 2012 Point-in-Time Estimates of Homelessness

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On a single night in January 2012, cities across the country walked through their communities to do a one-night count of their homeless population who live in shelters and on the streets.  This annual point-in-time count aims to measure homelessness over the course of one night every January. Today, HUD reports the results of the […]

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Small Organization is Doing Big Things for Affordable Housing

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People’s Self Help Housing (PSHH) is a HUD-funding non-profit housing organization in Lewis County, Kentucky that is doing some innovative things in energy-efficient home building.  Most notable is a development named Ever Green in the little town of Tollesboro.  Ever Green sits on 12 acres of land where PSHH launched a “construction laboratory” to experiment […]

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HUD, Houston Housing Authority Settle Discrimination Complaint Involving Deaf Resident

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On October 23, HUD reached an agreement with the Houston Housing Authority resolving allegations that the housing authority discriminated against a deaf resident by refusing to provide her with an interpreter at a hearing to determine her continued eligibility for HUD’s Housing Choice Voucher program.  The resident was allegedly forced to rely on her daughter, […]

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December 7, 2012

President Obama Recognizes Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation

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This has been an amazing week!  Not only did 375 HUD Sustainable Communities grantees, federal partners and technical assistance organizations get together in Washington to share strategies and best practices, President Obama recognized the Thunder Valley CDC, a 2010 grantee, at the 2012 Tribal Nations Conference on Wednesday.  “I’m hopeful because of young folks like […]

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Daily Housing News Round-up

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“Sandy Victims Get Priority on 2,500 Vacant NYC Apartments,” writes, Bayside-Douglaston Patch. Housingwire reports, “Mortgage servicing settlement coming along: Joseph Smith” The San Francisco Chronicle prints, “‘Boomerang’ buyers bounce back from foreclosure.”  AZ Central says, “Arizona home-price rise tops in nation.”  

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