April 17, 2013

Using your Phone to Help those Living on our Streets

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They’ve become so ubiquitous in our daily lives that some might wonder, “how did we ever make dinner reservations or buy movie tickets BEFORE smart phones and tablets?”  It’s precisely because this technology is becoming ingrained in our daily lives that HUD, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the Department of Health and Human Services […]

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Keeping Children and Families Living Free from Lead Contamination

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Parents and grandparents worry about their children.  It’s inevitable: they wonder if they’re safe on their way to work and school, and ensure they have nourishing food and shelter. But we don’t often think about the dangers lurking on the walls, windows and floors of our homes.   Contamination from lead based paint, and particularly lead […]

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Taking Steps to Bring Clean Water To Indian Country

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I have occasionally used the adage, “You don’t miss the water until the well runs dry,” but most Americans have probably never seen a well, much less rely on one for water.  Surprisingly, there are still many Americans who get their water from wells not because they choose to, but because it is their only source. […]

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April 16, 2013

Daily Housing News Round-Up

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“Housing Finance Redo Should Advance Soon, HUD’s Donovan Says,” reports The Washington Post. Loan Safe writes, “Senator Menendez Commends HUD Secretary Donovan and Everyone Else Involved in Assisting NJ Homeowners.” “Realtors promoting fair housing in the month of April,” says the Mercury News. Fedscoop prints, “Reston company wins VA, HUD app challenge.”

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April 12, 2013

Daily Housing News Round-Up

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“Feds extend foreclosure moratorium for Sandy victims,” reports The Star-Ledger. Mortgage Professional Magazine writes, “HUD’s 2014 Budget Rises $4.2 Billion.” “Refinance program for underwater borrowers extended two years,” prints The Los Angeles Times. Forbes says, “4 Essential Things You Need To Know About The 2013 Spring Home Buying Season.” “Own a home? Take advantage of […]

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