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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July 13, 2012

White House Google+ Hangout: Mortgage Refinancing

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Yesterday, Secretary Donovan participated in his first ever Google+ Hangout with Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff.  Joined by three homeowners, Secretary Donovan answered their mortgage refinance questions as well as participants from Facebook and Twitter. If you missed yesterday’s Google+ Hangout, not to worry.  You can watch the full conversation at YouTube.com/WhiteHouse.

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June 19, 2012

Protecting our Veterans from Foreclosure

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As our veterans’ return home from deployments, it is essential that we ensure the transition is as smooth as possible.  This means ensuring there are jobs and housing available to them and this includes helping them with solutions to keep their homes if they’re in trouble. Take Sabrina Lacy for example.  A single mother, Lacy […]

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June 18, 2012

Green Living: the Via Verde Way

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Two years ago, Secretary Donovan attended a ground breaking ceremony for the Via Verde affordable housing development in the Bronx.  Today, he went back to Via Verde to attend its ribbon cutting ceremony and to tour the completed units. A model for what affordable housing ought to be, the 222-unit building was designed to achieve […]

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