April 1, 2013

It’s All About Fighting Housing Discrimination: April is Fair Housing Month

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Just when you might think or hope that housing discrimination is a thing of the past, we’re reminded it’s still very much a part of society today.  Consider the case of a single mother of two hoping to rent a two-bedroom apartment only to be told by the landlord that there is a “one heart […]

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March 13, 2013

I Can “Hear” You… It’s Deaf History Month

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To the young woman who used sign language as she gave the Sunday morning church announcements, “I heard” you loud and clear.  After giving a quick lesson on how to sign good morning, she mentioned that March marks Deaf History Month and it made me think about how HUD is helping those who are deaf […]

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March 7, 2013

HUD Marks National Consumer Protection Week

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Looking for a housing counselor or want to learn more about your fair housing rights?  The answer may be on your smart phone or tablet!  Recently, HUD launched two new mobile apps designed to help consumers learn about and enforce their housing rights and how to get the help they need from hundreds of HUD-approved […]

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March 4, 2013

HUD’s Got an App (Housing Discrimination) For You….

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If you happen to be out searching for a home or an apartment, and have questions about whether  a lender can deny you a loan because you are on maternity leave or whether a landlord has the right to deny you a service animal,  you may want to check out a new app that can […]

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January 31, 2013

Buying a home, OMG!

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Recently, I’ve been helping a friend through the home buying process.  Although I purchased a home a few years back, I’d forgotten how rigorous the process can be: How much earnest money do I need to put up?  Will the seller help with closing costs?  Do I need homeowners insurance?  And, oh yeah, and what […]

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