November 18, 2011

The Continued Strength of the FHA

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This week, HUD released its annual report to Congress on the financial status of the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Mutual Mortgage Insurance (MMI) Fund.  The report demonstrates the long-term strength of the Fund while not shying away from the challenges it faces in the near-term due to ongoing stresses in the housing market.  While the […]

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September 6, 2011

HUD Announces Grantees of 2010 Transformation Initiative: Sustainable Communities Research Grant Program

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I am very excited to announce the winners of the 2010 Sustainable Communities Research Grant (SCRG) Program funds. Each of these organizations has demonstrated a strong commitment to the study of sustainability and their research will help improve the quality of life for millions of Americans. Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ) – $500,000 International City/County […]

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February 4, 2011

Recession pushes low-income families to the brink

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Growing number of Hispanics and African-Americans especially hard hit  Our guest blogger today is Dr. Raphael Bostic, HUD Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research In this country, there are millions of very low-income families who don’t receive any government housing assistance and either pay half their monthly income on rent, live in deplorable conditions, […]

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