July 15, 2013

#Housing101: What is a mortgage?

My parents always tell me that the biggest purchase they made in their lives was buying our house. For a long time, I thought that my parents were simply talking about their utilities bills and maintenance fees, when they were actually talking about their mortgage. I knew that a mortgage was one of the many […]

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July 3, 2013

#Housing101: Intern Summer Blog Series

My name is Olivia Lapeyrolerie, and I am a summer intern in HUD’s Office of Public Affairs. For the next several weeks, I will be writing a summer blog series about the basic tools young people need to know when renting or buying. The posts will cover an array of topics, ranging from mortgages to […]

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July 2, 2013

Ribbon-cutting marks redevelopment of 40-year-old affordable housing complex

When Angela Holm moved out of Charlesview Apartments years ago, she knew she would always remain a part of the tight-knit community she grew up in. Now she, along with local dignitaries and residents past and present, celebrated the grand opening of the new Charlesview Residences at Brighton Mills. The 340-unit mixed-income, mixed-use development in […]

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