October 31, 2012

Rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy

As images of the aftermath of Sandy come in and surveys of the damages are being assessed, it is without a doubt that millions of people on the East Coast have been left to pick up the pieces of their homes.  Some families will have to endure repairs that will cost thousands while others will […]

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November 25, 2011

CDBG and HOME at work in Arlington, Texas

It wasn’t that long ago when residents along Jordan Lane in Arlington, Texas wouldn’t dare walk down the street day or night.  But thanks to HUD’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Programs, Jordan Lane is a real neighborhood again. City planners in Arlington sought to revitalize this west-side neighborhood, starting with 11 blighted […]

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May 11, 2011

Special mortgage relief for FHA borrowers in disaster areas

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In the wake of disaster, the last thing you should be thinking about is a pending foreclosure.  The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) is reminding all of its mortgage lenders that a 90-day freeze on foreclosures automatically goes into effect on FHA-insured homes in Presidentially Declared Disaster Areas.  President Obama has declared certain counties in Alabama, […]

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May 6, 2011

Picking up the Pieces after the Storm

Last week, I traveled to Alabama and Mississippi with Secretary Napolitano, Secretary Vilsack, FEMA Administrator Fugate and SBA Administrator Karen Mills to view the damage left by the storms, assess the initial recovery already underway as well as meet with families who are picking up the pieces of their home.

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