August 21, 2014

HUD’s CDBG Program at 40: A Legacy of Opportunity

Forty years ago this month, President Gerald Ford signed into law the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, giving birth to the Community Development Block Grant Program.  In the 40 years since, CDBG has been at work in thousands of urban and rural communities, supporting a wide variety of activities from improving public infrastructure […]

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October 29, 2013

Hurricane Sandy: One Year Later

One year ago today, Hurricane Sandy slammed into the Northeast, wreaking havoc and destroying businesses and homes in its path.  After the storm passed, it was clear the road to recovery was going to be a challenge.  I’m tremendously proud of the herculean efforts of all those on the front lines of recovery but I […]

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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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