May 23, 2012

West Wing Week: 5/11 – 5/17 “Reach High and Hope Deeply”

Ed note: This posting originally appeared on whitehouse.gov. Last week, the President discussed his plan to help responsible homeowners in Reno, gave the commencement address at Barnard College, honored law enforcement officers, awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously for heroism in the Vietnam War, and continued to call on Congress to act on a “To […]

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May 21, 2012

Daily Housing News Round-Up

Last week, Secretary Donovan joined Holly Petraeus in Centennial at the Colorado National Guard HQ to announce the Office of Servicemember Affairs. HUD awarded nearly $760,000 in grants to combat housing discrimination in Wisconsin, The Milwaukee Courier. The Associated Press reported, “economists more upbeat about job growth, housing.” Indianapolis metro area ranked No. 1 in […]

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May 18, 2012

White House, HUD and Treasury Host Maryland Forum on Housing

The White House, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury hosted a Maryland White House Forum on Housing yesterday to discuss programs and initiatives promoted by the Obama Administration that help responsible homeowners and struggling communities hit hardest by the housing crisis. The White House Housing Forum […]

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May 17, 2012

Daily Housing News Round-Up

Reuters runs, “housing chief hits road to spur mortgage relief.” The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports, “housing counseling helps foreclosure outcomes.” HUD grants provide $226,350 for three Gainesville shelters. The Massachusetts House of Representatives passed a bill that would establish standards to protect loan borrowers from unnecessary foreclosures. HSH Financial Publishers blogs, “new refinance plan seeks […]

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Reuters: Housing chief hits road to spur mortgage relief

  Housing chief hits road to spur mortgage relief (Reuters) By Margaret Chadbourn and Aruna Viswanatha Published on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 Ed note:  This post originally appeared online at Reuters.com. (Reuters) – President Barack Obama’s housing secretary has launched a roadshow to ensure the benefits of the $25 billion mortgage settlement with the nation’s […]

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