October 16, 2012

Open your eyes to homelessness

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They say homelessness is invisible, largely because most folks choose not to see it.  I recall that old Roy Orbison ballad “Pretty Paper,” which tells the story of busy holiday shoppers consumed with their own lives, blind to the homeless man on the sidewalk right in front of them.  Today, in the pages of the […]

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August 16, 2012

Daily Housing News Round-Up

Bloomberg covers results from HUD’s initiative to expand the sale of troubled mortgages through program designed to help borrowers avoid costly, lengthy foreclosures. California Housing Market Posts Gains in July, headlines Los Angeles Times.  News Talk 1150 WHBY prints Appleton Saves $442K through Refinancing. Los Angeles Times runs “L.A. County to invest $105 million to […]

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January 24, 2012

Daily Housing News Round-up

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                Home of the day: Sunrise Metro Apartments in Salt Lake City.  Continuing evidence from Utah that Housing First is the solution to ending chronic homelessness. Volunteers in Miami-Dade prepare for their annual homeless point-in-time count tonight. Rehabbed homes in Dayton will soon see some eco-friendly features. And […]

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