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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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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