June 25, 2014

Celebrating Homeownership Month in My New Home

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In 2008 I was sitting in an office building in Chicago when the greatest recession since the Great Depression began unleashing its full force on the American economy. Not only had Lehman Brothers and AIG tanked, but the Great Recession was taking many U.S. financial institutions with it. The housing market had also crashed, leaving […]

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June 4, 2014

Every Hero Deserves a Home

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No one who has served America in uniform should go without a safe, stable place to call home. When HUD released its annual Homeless Assessment Report in 2013 it was estimated that roughly 58,000 veterans—enough to fill Dodger stadium—were homeless on any given night across the country. Though that figure represented an 8 percent decline […]

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June 3, 2014

Reducing Carbon Emissions Helps Create Healthier Communities

As President Obama said in this year’s State of the Union address, “climate change is a fact.” And he was right.  Recent extreme weather events such as Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy, record setting heat waves, wildfires, and droughts remind us of our vulnerability to a changing climate and its effects on our daily lives. Addressing […]

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