May 7, 2012

Daily Housing News Round-Up

The New Orleans Times-Picayune ran, “new road home initiatives announced by HUD Secretary.” Tomorrow, HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan will testify before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee at a hearing on expanding refinancing opportunities to improve the housing market. HUD Deputy Assistant Secretary for Special Needs Programs Mark Johnston places as a Samuel […]

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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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April 27, 2012

Daily Housing News Round-Up

The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans honors President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama for their leadership to end veteran homelessness. The Associated Press reports that the number of Americans who signed contracts to buy U.S. homes rose in March. American Indian communities look to tap renewable energy potential with federal seed money. Craigslist changes […]

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April 12, 2012

In-Vet-Ments

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HUD Region 10 Public Affairs Soldiers in combat don’t have much time to worry about having a roof over their heads.  But it’s back on the agenda once they return home. Turns out, though, that a lot of veterans have a hard time finding one.  Every two years in the dead of winter thousands of […]

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January 30, 2012

Daily Housing News Round-up

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                    Secretary Donovan on Ending Housing Discrimination Against LGBT Americans. HAMP extended for another year. Affordable housing project in the works for residents in Fort Collins, Colorado. Volunteers in Houston, Texas; Bell County, Texas; Hudson County, NJ; Jacksonville and Cumberland County, NC hit the streets for […]

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