February 28, 2013

HUD and BET Chairwoman Debra Lee Salute African American History Month at HUD

Throughout Black History Month we honor the legacy of African Americans who have helped shape our great nation. Earlier this week, I was pleased to welcome BET Chairwoman and CEO Debra L. Lee to HUD, and join with HUD staff to affirm this important legacy. The message of Black History Month is a particularly significant […]

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Daily Housing News Round-Up

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“Civil rights and fair housing leaders hail HUD’s new anti-discrimination rule,” reports the Gary Crusader. Marketwatch prints, “2012’s foreclosure sales lowest in five years.” “Banks to pay 75% of Sandy settlement to homeowners,” writes Newsday. The Business Journal of Milwaukee posts, “Mortgage settlement to provide $143.6 M in Wisconsin relief.”  “Point-In-Time census taken of homeless […]

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February 27, 2013

Daily Housing News Round-Up

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 NYCHA’s new affordable housing complex and rooftop farm Photo courtesy of the A/N Blog Yahoo! News reports, “Housing affordability increased in Q4 of 2012.” “Numbers build case for a warming housing market,” prints the Cincinnati Inquirer. The Columbian writes, “Confidence, housing gains signal growth.” “NYCHA’s Green Thumb: New Affordable Housing Complex Opens with Rooftop Farm,” […]

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February 26, 2013

Daily Housing News Round-Up

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From left to right: Southwest community activist Thelma Jones; FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski; Beverly, a recent trainee in SW who recently completed her training as a Certified Microsoft Specialist; and HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan in the computer lab at the Southwest Family Enhancement Center at Greenleaf Gardens. Photo courtesy of The Southwester “Housing recovery gains […]

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February 25, 2013

Daily Housing News Round-Up

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   Photo courtesy of the Los Angeles Times The Wall Street Journal writes, “For Many, 2013 Will Be the Year to Finally Buy a Home.” “Fewer Americans are stuck in underwater mortgages,” reports the Los Angeles Times. Forbes says, “2 Million Americans No Longer Plagued By Negative Equity.” “Down payment assistance is still available,” prints […]

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