September 22, 2014

Promise Zones: Creating Opportunities

As the former Mayor of an urban Promise Zone community, I have a unique appreciation for the passion and dedication local leaders have when working to turn around their communities. I saw San Antonio’s Promise Zone create new pathways allowing our citizens the chance to reach higher, dream bigger, and reach goals they never thought […]

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September 18, 2014

A solar future, today

Like many homeowners concerned with both the state of the planet and the state of my utility bills, I’ve recently begun to explore the feasibility of installing solar panels on my own home in Washington, D.C.  The experience has been eye-opening.

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September 16, 2014

FHA “Blueprint for Access” Update – Getting It Done

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Over the last year I’ve listened to market participants, reviewed the data, and seen firsthand the lack of access to affordable credit for qualified families.  At FHA, we know we have an important role to play in any solution – so in May, we announced our Blueprint for Access. We set out some pretty big […]

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September 12, 2014

Measuring Progress in the Housing Market

HUD’s monthly housing scorecard is our most important tool for tracking the health of the housing market. It shows how effectively our programs are serving the American people and where there is room for improvement.  In August, we saw positive overall trends in the housing market, but it’s clear many American families and homeowners are […]

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