September 12, 2014

Measuring Progress in the Housing Market

HUD’s monthly housing scorecard is our most important tool for tracking the health of the housing market. It shows how effectively our programs are serving the American people and where there is room for improvement.  In August, we saw positive overall trends in the housing market, but it’s clear many American families and homeowners are […]

January 15, 2014

A Day in the Life: Economic and Market Analysis Division

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Welcome to another edition of our blog series, A Day in the Life, which will introduce you to HUD employees and the highlight the important work they do. Today, we meet Robyn Bowen who serves as an Economist in the Economic and Market Analysis Division, Atlanta regional office. What is your typical day like? My […]

September 24, 2013

5 Years Later – A Housing Market on the Rebound

Cross posted from 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 […]

August 6, 2013

Promoting the American Dream of Homeownership

Cross posted from 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 […]