July 6, 2012

Daily Housing News Round-Up

“U.S. fixed mortgage rates fall to new record lows,” North County Times.  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette prints Agency Helps Families Recover from Homelessness. The Tennessean asks the question, “Why is it assumed that affordable housing for low-income families means a less than desirable home for a community?” And, Denver makes a commitment to sustainable living, by creating […]

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May 16, 2012

Strong Cities, Strong Communities: Highlights from the Fifth Biennial Reinventing Older Communities Conference

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Last week, I attended and spoke at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s Fifth Biennial Reinventing Older Communities conference in Philadelphia, PA.  This year, the conference focused on how government, non-profit, academic, philanthropic, and private-sector partners can support economic development strategies to reinvent older communities and build more resilient cities – large, medium, and small […]

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March 27, 2012

Save Energy, Save Money, Fight Homelessness

When you think of homelessness and energy efficiency – you might not see how the two are connected, but when assessing your own expenses – you will see that your utility bill is one of your priciest expenses. Energy costs in some parts of the country are leading to evictions due to utility cut-offs. This expense […]

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March 21, 2012

Conserve Energy, Save Money and Generate Jobs

Recently, HUD awarded $23 million to a dozen organizations as part of a new pilot program to bring energy-saving solutions to the multifamily housing market. HUD’s pilot program reaches far beyond an attempt to go green – it will serve as a model to provide solutions that will reduce energy consumption, save money and generate […]

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January 17, 2012

Daily Housing News Round-Up

Home of the Day: 720 Square Foot Prefab Showhouse. Secretary Donovan and Attorney General Holder take to the HuffPo. Help coming for underwater homeowners. The US Conference of Mayors is coming to town. Mercedes Marquez to honor Albuquerque. And Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s housing legacy.

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