June 25, 2014

Celebrating Homeownership Month in My New Home

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In 2008 I was sitting in an office building in Chicago when the greatest recession since the Great Depression began unleashing its full force on the American economy. Not only had Lehman Brothers and AIG tanked, but the Great Recession was taking many U.S. financial institutions with it. The housing market had also crashed, leaving […]

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May 13, 2014

A Blueprint for Access to Credit for American Families

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Many families look forward to the day they can establish deep roots in a community by buying their own home and taking advantage of all the opportunities that brings.  But, for too many American families the thought of owning a home is dream that never becomes a reality. Today, it’s tough for anyone with less […]

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March 24, 2014

Making Progress for our Nation’s Families

Cross posted from White House.gov Shortly after he took office, President Obama created the White Housing Council on Women and Girls. Chaired by Valerie Jarrett, the council is charged with ensuring there is a coordinated effort between federal agencies of policies and programs that impact women and families. As a partner of the interagency council, […]

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March 12, 2014

Creating New Opportunities For Americans To Buy Green Homes

Yesterday HUD partnered with the White House to host a Green Mortgage Appraisal Roundtable with national leaders from the lending, realtor, homebuilding and appraisal industries. The roundtable discussion was an initiative of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan and one more step in a series of actions the Administration is taking to accelerate the adoption and […]

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January 14, 2014

Homeowners Beware of the Tax Identity Thief

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Whether you just bought a home or have owned one for a while, you’re probably looking forward to the mortgage interest deduction you claim when you file your annual income taxes.  But what happens when you go to file your return and you discover they’re already filed? You may be a victim of refund fraud. […]

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