January 15, 2014

A Day in the Life: Economic and Market Analysis Division

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Welcome to another edition of our blog series, A Day in the Life, which will introduce you to HUD employees and the highlight the important work they do. Today, we meet Robyn Bowen who serves as an Economist in the Economic and Market Analysis Division, Atlanta regional office. What is your typical day like? My […]

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January 14, 2014

Homeowners Beware of the Tax Identity Thief

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Whether you just bought a home or have owned one for a while, you’re probably looking forward to the mortgage interest deduction you claim when you file your annual income taxes.  But what happens when you go to file your return and you discover they’re already filed? You may be a victim of refund fraud. […]

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January 13, 2014

National Radon Action Month

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January is National Radon Action Month.  So, what is radon, you ask?  Radon is an odorless, colorless gas that is the result of the natural breakdown of uranium in the earth.  It seeps into our homes through cracks or permeable materials in our foundations.  Radon exists in every state in the country and is estimated […]

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January 9, 2014

The Promise of Promise Zones

During the height of the Great Depression, President Franklin Roosevelt challenged the nation when he said, “The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much, it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.” Fifty years ago, another president took up this […]

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January 7, 2014

Form a Team. Create a Plan. Make a Real-World Impact

Introducing HUD’s Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition Calling all design and planning grad students with a hunger to make a real difference!  HUD is announcing its new Innovation in Affordable Housing (IAH) Student Design and Planning Competition.   HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research is teaming up with the Housing Authority […]

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