December 17, 2012

Housing our most vulnerable homeless population

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Homelessness affects thousands of people across our Nation.  Many may think that homelessness is impossible to solve.  Not true.  As long as we come together as a country and combine federal resources with those at the local level, ending homelessness IS within our reach. The 100K Homes Campaign is a grassroots movement bringing communities together […]

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December 10, 2012

HUD’s 2012 Point-in-Time Estimates of Homelessness

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On a single night in January 2012, cities across the country walked through their communities to do a one-night count of their homeless population who live in shelters and on the streets.  This annual point-in-time count aims to measure homelessness over the course of one night every January. Today, HUD reports the results of the […]

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November 2, 2012

Locating Housing after a Natural Disaster

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In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy (or any natural disaster),  families can be forced from their homes and finding a place to live as quickly as possible is crucial.  There are many resources available from federal agencies to private organizations.  In order to make the process as easy as possible, FEMA has put together the […]

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September 14, 2012

Joining Together to End Veterans’ Homelessness

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Last night two incredible teams were honored with the prestigious Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal by the Partnership for Public Service at a gala in Washington, D.C.  One team comes from HUD and the another from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.  Along with Mark Johnston, HUD’s team includes Ann Oliva, Acting Deputy Assistant […]

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August 2, 2012

Breaking Down the Mortgage Servicing Settlement: How it Helps You

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By now, I’m certain that you’ve heard about the historic $25 billion National Mortgage Servicing Settlement.  Along with 49 state attorney generals, the Federal government reached an agreement with the Nation’s five largest loan servicers to hold the banks accountable for their actions and to provide relief to distressed homeowners.  It is our goal to […]

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