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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August 15, 2012

Daily Housing News Round-Up

Los Angeles Times reports Bay Area Housing Market Strengthened in July. “U.S. homebuilders more confident as housing recovery gathers momentum,” The Oregonian. NBC News publishes Time to Buy: The Most Affordable Housing Markets. Housing Project Plan Sent to City headlines The Hutchinson News. And, Florida Today prints Homeless Female Veterans Get Housing, New Lease on […]

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May 7, 2012

Caring for our Nation’s Veterans

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According to the Department of Labor, the unemployment rate of young male veterans returning from the Iraq/Afghanistan wars is at a startling 29 percent.  With statistics like this, it is crucial that we do everything we can to ensure we connect our veterans with jobs and decent, affordable housing. In a recent Washington Post Op-ed, […]

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Above and Beyond

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As I walked into work one morning under a railroad bridge near HUD, I noticed Mark Johnston talking to a homeless man.  As HUD’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Special Needs Programs, Mark manages over $2 BILLION in grant programs for homeless individuals and families as well as HUD’s HIV/AIDS housing program.  As the Secretary’s […]

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