#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 […]

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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 […]

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July 3, 2013

#Housing101: Intern Summer Blog Series

My name is Olivia Lapeyrolerie, and I am a summer intern in HUD’s Office of Public Affairs. For the next several weeks, I will be writing a summer blog series about the basic tools young people need to know when renting or buying. The posts will cover an array of topics, ranging from mortgages to […]

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