February 1, 2013

Daily Housing News Round-Up

HUD Secretary Donovan and Veterans Affairs Secretary Shinseki “hit D.C. streets for national homeless count,” writes the Washington Post. The Point-in-Time (PIT) Count is also captured by the Post’s photo gallery. South Jersey’s NBC 40 covers, “Foreclosure Relief Extended for Hurricane Sandy Victims.” “U.S. construction hiring jumps as housing rebounds,” writes the Associated Press. The St. Louis Business Journal reports, “local flooring, HVAC companies […]

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December 4, 2012

Daily Housing News Round-Up

“HUD Secretary visits renovated affordable housing apartments,” reports Cincinnati.com, FOX-19 and WKRC-12. “HUD Cuts Red Tape to Assist Displaced Storm Victims,” says National Mortgage Professional Magazine. The Dayton Business Journal publishes, $1M HUD loan earned by Middletown, Ohio for downtown improvements. A twin cities housing initiative aims to save homes, writes the Pioneer Press. And, […]

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December 3, 2012

Daily Housing News Round-Up

Secretary Donovan to oversee response to Hurricane Sandy, New York Daily News. Today, HUD announced preliminary results from the first ever loan sale under its expanded Distressed Asset Stabilization Program (DASP), National Mortgage Professional Magazine. MSN Money reports “housing is the economy’s bright spot.” Housing authorities get funding to help families land jobs, The Boston […]

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HUD Employee and His “Tiny Home” Featured in Washington Post

Our mission at HUD is to “create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all” so as employees, we’re familiar with the buzzwords associated with the concept of “sustainability.” Livability. Walkability. Green design. Carbon footprint. Affordability. Retrofitting. Transit-oriented development. The list goes on. But one of our own employees, Jay Austin, is taking […]

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November 22, 2012

Let’s Give Thanks to the Selfless Volunteers of Sandy

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays.  I believe its importance goes beyond simply celebrating a national holiday; it’s a time-honored tradition for families to travel from around the country to catch up, eat great food, catch a football game, partake in the craziness of Black Friday, and above all – give thanks. Thanksgiving to […]

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