October 16, 2012

Open your eyes to homelessness

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They say homelessness is invisible, largely because most folks choose not to see it.  I recall that old Roy Orbison ballad “Pretty Paper,” which tells the story of busy holiday shoppers consumed with their own lives, blind to the homeless man on the sidewalk right in front of them.  Today, in the pages of the […]

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September 14, 2012

Joining Together to End Veterans’ Homelessness

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Last night two incredible teams were honored with the prestigious Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal by the Partnership for Public Service at a gala in Washington, D.C.  One team comes from HUD and the another from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.  Along with Mark Johnston, HUD’s team includes Ann Oliva, Acting Deputy Assistant […]

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August 24, 2012

Daily Housing News Round-Up

HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan Promotes Administration Refinance Plan in Portland Stop, The Oregonian. The Sun-Sentinal publishes Florida Among the National Leaders in Home Re-Fi Applications. The Washington Post runs Defining A ‘Qualified’ Mortgage. “Mass. Gets $5.3m for homeless prevention,” Associated Press. “Homeless veterans summit aims to help vets get lives on track.” And, “Affordable rental […]

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August 22, 2012

Daily Housing News Round-Up

ABC 30 Fresno reports on Secretary Donovan’s visit to Fresno: Offering Hope to Struggling Homeowners. “Home resales rise, housing recovery inches along,” Reuters. Forbes runs 4 Signs the Housing Market is Improving. Homeowners More Optimistic on Housing Market, Prices headlines Fox Business. CBS Chicago publishes Survive This Economy: Refinancing Your Home Loan. And, The Huffington […]

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August 14, 2012

Daily Housing News Round-Up

The Detroit News writes Housing Market Picks Up in Southeastern Michigan. Bloomberg Businessweek reports Home Depot Sees Signs of Improving Housing Market. “Socal housing rebound looks real,” LA Biz Observed. How to Convince Homeowners to Pull the Trigger on Energy Upgrades, Forbes. Staten Island Advance prints Project Hospitality Gets Boost from State to Help Staten […]

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