February 12, 2013

Attractive, Affordable Housing Making a Difference in Atlanta

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The City of Atlanta is successfully restoring the Edgewood neighborhood to its former beauty while incorporating green building design through HUD’s Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP).  The goal of the program is to stabilize communities that have suffered from foreclosures and abandonment.  Now, with the assistance of NSP, Edgewood is in the midst of a community […]

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December 10, 2012

Small Organization is Doing Big Things for Affordable Housing

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People’s Self Help Housing (PSHH) is a HUD-funding non-profit housing organization in Lewis County, Kentucky that is doing some innovative things in energy-efficient home building.  Most notable is a development named Ever Green in the little town of Tollesboro.  Ever Green sits on 12 acres of land where PSHH launched a “construction laboratory” to experiment […]

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August 10, 2012

Kentucky Energy-Efficient Homes Pay Back Homeowners

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Thanks to a HUD Rural Housing Economic Development grant along with a Community Development Block Grant and Recovery Act funding, a five home development is making its mark in rural Emlyn, Kentucky as the first near zero energy-efficient subdivision of its kind in the state.  Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation (KHIC) along with approximately three dozen partners […]

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February 7, 2012

Daily Housing News Round-up

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                  HUD partners with USDA, the Commerce Department and local government in Kentucky to create jobs and develop energy efficient housing for rural residents. HAMP has helped nearly 1 million homeowners. Brad Pitt says HUD has helped a lot with low-income housing in New Orleans. Housing market […]

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April 27, 2011

Building a Greener Future with PowerSaver

Last week, I traveled with Secretary Donovan to Long Island to announce PowerSaver, a pilot program offering low-cost loans for families looking to make energy-saving improvements to their homes. Backed by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), PowerSaver loans will offer homeowners up to $25,000 to make energy-efficient improvements of their choice, including the installation of […]

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