January 14, 2014

Homeowners Beware of the Tax Identity Thief

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Whether you just bought a home or have owned one for a while, you’re probably looking forward to the mortgage interest deduction you claim when you file your annual income taxes.  But what happens when you go to file your return and you discover they’re already filed? You may be a victim of refund fraud. […]

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September 24, 2013

5 Years Later – A Housing Market on the Rebound

Cross posted from Zillow.com I will never forget the uncertainty that loomed over our nation five years ago, when a financial collapse on Wall Street spurred the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. At the time, I was serving as a commissioner in New York City. I vividly remember being in City Hall when […]

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August 6, 2013

Promoting the American Dream of Homeownership

Cross posted from WhiteHouse.gov Today, I joined President Obama in visiting Phoenix, where he laid out his vision for a housing system that promotes the American dream of homeownership. For years, owning a home was a symbol of responsibility and a source of security for millions of middle-class families across the country. But the financial […]

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June 19, 2013

Housing Counseling Works!

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Navigating the world of housing choices isn’t easy.  Should I rent or buy? What can I really afford? Will I have to move away once I retire?  What does all this paperwork really mean?  How do I know I’m being treated fairly by my landlord? By my bank? These questions can be daunting – but […]

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February 28, 2013

HUD and BET Chairwoman Debra Lee Salute African American History Month at HUD

Throughout Black History Month we honor the legacy of African Americans who have helped shape our great nation. Earlier this week, I was pleased to welcome BET Chairwoman and CEO Debra L. Lee to HUD, and join with HUD staff to affirm this important legacy. The message of Black History Month is a particularly significant […]

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