July 24, 2013

National Alliance to End Homelessness 2013 National Conference

Secretary Shaun Donovan sent a video message to the National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH) 2013 National Conference. NAEH is a friend and a partner to the Department of Housing and Urban Development as we both strive to end homelessness in America -a key focus of the Obama Administration. In 2010, President Obama released Opening […]


#Housing101: Knowing Your Rights

In the 1940’s, my grandparents left Jim-Crow Alabama to move to the de-segregated northern town of Cleveland, Ohio.  My grandfather returned to Cleveland after WWII and decided that he wanted to move from the inner-city to the suburbs. He fell in love with a picket fence house in a neighborhood a few miles outside of […]

July 15, 2013

#Housing101: What is a mortgage?

My parents always tell me that the biggest purchase they made in their lives was buying our house. For a long time, I thought that my parents were simply talking about their utilities bills and maintenance fees, when they were actually talking about their mortgage. I knew that a mortgage was one of the many […]

June 21, 2013

Protecting Responsible Homeowners by Holding Mortgage Lenders Accountable

On June 19th, Joseph A. Smith, the Monitor of the National Mortgage Settlement, released a report which stated that the nation’s largest mortgage servicers have failed eight of the servicing standards listed in the National Mortgage Settlement. The Monitor’s testing through the end of last year resulted in three testing fails, and there have been […]