February 29, 2012

HUD’s Champions of Change

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Tomorrow, the White House, HUD, and Neighborworks will join together to honor eleven housing counselors and HUD-approved organizations as Champions of Change for their hard work, perseverance and dedication to their communities.  Their outstanding commitment and achievement represent the work of thousands of housing counselors across the country. From preventing the foreclosure of homes to […]

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February 9, 2012

A Historic Agreement to Right Wrongs

American families are all too familiar with the story: just when they thought they had achieved the dream of owning their own home, abuses in the financial and mortgage sector came back to haunt them and sent them spiralling into foreclosure – often through no fault of their own. Countless other families are still struggling […]

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December 22, 2011

The Many Languages of HUD

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Have a question about buying a home, rental assistance or foreclosure but English is not your first language?  HUD can help with its new HUD Language Line, a live telephone interpretation service that will allow HUD staff to converse with the public in almost any language. To help HUD staff better communicate with Limited English […]

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December 21, 2011

Winning the Fight against Lending Discrimination

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In the largest fair lending settlement in history, today HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan joined Attorney General Eric Holder to announce a $355 million agreement with Countrywide Financial Corporation, a mortgage lender now owned by Bank of America. The case against Countrywide alleges that between 2004 and 2008, the company practiced lending discrimination against more than […]

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October 12, 2011

Project Rebuild: In Richmond and Columbus, a Case for the American Jobs Act

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Last week, Secretary Donovan visited Richmond, VA and Columbus, OH to see firsthand how previous neighborhood stabilization efforts have helped revitalize neighborhoods, create jobs,  stabilize home prices, and stimulate  local economies. It was a chance to see the impact HUD has had in neighborhoods that were affected by the foreclosure crisis and also demonstrate how […]

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