June 21, 2013

Opening Brings Back Memories

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Holidays were always special during my childhood growing up in West Palm Beach, FL for all the reasons they are for most people but also because my family shared those special days every year with another family that we were very close to. Every year we would drive across town to get together with our […]

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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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June 7, 2012

Plenty Proud

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HUD Region 10 Public Affairs Proud Ground, a non-profit based in Portland, has been in the homeownership business for 13 years and it has lots to show for it. Proud Ground has helped Oregonians like Kelli Jarrell, a grandmother, who recently bought her first home –  a 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath, 1600 square foot home […]

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January 18, 2012

City Sells First Neighborhood Stabilization Program Home

Three years ago, the City of Elgin, Illinois was awarded $2.16 million in Neighborhood Stabilization Funds to buy, renovate and sell properties in distressed housing markets.  Today, the City sold one of its first properties to a first-time home owner. Elizabeth Femal recently became a first-time home buyer, and the first person to purchase one […]

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December 6, 2011

Investments and Results in the Latino Community

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Last week, Secretary Donovan provided the key note address at the 7th Annual conference of the  National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders (NALCAB) and highlighted the Obama Administration’s investments in Latino communities and organizations. These investments have helped create jobs, stabilize home prices in neighborhoods hard hit by the housing crisis and helped thousands of […]

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