May 6, 2016

Expanding the Blueprint for Prosperity

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As recent research has made evident, there are still many communities in all regions of the country where upward mobility is thwarted — where a child’s future earnings and adult outcomes are significantly impeded by the neighborhoods in which they live. Findings from that research support a balanced approach of empowering economic mobility while also […]

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March 7, 2016

Measuring Progress in the Housing Market

Our most recent housing scorecard provides a closer look at the recovery of our nation’s housing market and the success of the Administration’s programs. While important progress is being made, American families and homeowners continue to recover from the Great Recession. The latest data show progress among key indicators including a strong momentum in existing […]

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February 8, 2016

Measuring Progress in the Housing Market

HUD’s January Housing Scorecard takes a deeper look at the recovery of our nation’s housing market at the end of 2015. As we look back, we witnessed notable progress among key indicators: a surge in new home sales, a revival in existing home sales, and a drop in mortgage delinquencies. While our housing market is […]

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February 4, 2016

A Big Housing Problem Requires Clever, Collaborative Solutions

To address complex, societal problems, organizations must recognize the expertise of others and collaborate together on shared goals and strategies. That’s why AARP Foundation and HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research have signed a Memorandum of Understanding promoting coordinated research and initiatives to address the problem of inadequate, unaffordable housing for low-income older adults.

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January 11, 2016

Measuring Progress in the Housing Market

Our latest housing scorecard examines housing recovery data, our programs’ performance, and areas for improvement. As 2015 came to a close, we saw our housing market reach key milestones on the path to recovery – homeowners’ equity rose again, the number of homeowners in negative equity continues to decline, and purchases of new homes increased. […]

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