January 10, 2012

HUD Awards Grants to 13 Communities

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Today, Secretary Donovan announced the 13 communities that were chosen to receive HUD’s Choice Neighborhood Planning Grants.  These communities will receive a total $3.6 million. The funds awarded target public housing communities that are in need of revitalization. According to Secretary Donovan, “These communities can now begin the comprehensive planning needed to turn distressed housing […]

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January 9, 2012

Daily Housing News Round-Up

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Home of the Day: Solar decathlon entry from Florida International University Brand new 24-hr facility opens to assist homeless LGBT youths. Residents in Charlotte, NC cashing in for going green. Freddie Mac launches program to help unemployed mortgage holders. New affordable housing complex opened in Irvine, CA. And here are some tips to help keep […]

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January 6, 2012

How the New Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Will Protect Homeowners

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On Wednesday, January 4, President Obama appointed former Ohio Attorney General, Richard Cordray, as Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). This appointment comes after months of Congressional obstruction and delay. Wasting no time in protecting consumer and homeowners, Cordray launched the first federal nonbank lender supervision program. These include businesses such as mortgage […]

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January 5, 2012

Daily Housing News Round-Up

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Home of the day: Energy efficient home in Taos, NM.   The Federal Reserve urges action on housing. Harvard professor praises HUD/VA efforts to end Veterans homelessness. Dian Olick on what the Richard Corday appointment could mean for housing. Austin, Texas just got more sustainable. New affordable housing apartments open in Washington, D.C. And some […]

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December 16, 2011

Daily Housing News Round-Up

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Home of the day: the nation’s first energy-efficient log cabin in Penwater, MI.   The Washington Posts’ Mark Zandi argues that aggressive intervention by the FHA saved the housing market and the economy from a much darker fate. Los Angeles County is one of five places across the country selected for HUD’s “Section 3 Business Registry” […]

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