August 11, 2011

Daily Housing News Round-Up

We promised we would stay on the Loopey the Pig story, and we keep promises. Enjoy the rest of today’s housing news: New studies show solar power is the nation’s fastest-growing industry. How does a city become carbon neutral? Seattle is going to find out. Recovery Act support is letting a California county offer even […]

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August 5, 2011

A Fresh Start in New Orleans

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I remember as if it were yesterday. Public housing residents in the City of New Orleans expressed outrage during the debate over whether to close four of the city’s largest public housing developments after they were severely damaged during Hurricane Katrina. HUD proposed rebuilding better, brighter affordable housing for New Orleans families. It’s been a […]

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August 4, 2011

Daily Housing News Round-Up

Happy birthday, President Obama! Our gift to you is this round-up of the day’s housing news: After a massive overhaul of its public housing, once-notorious New Orleans neighborhoods are thriving. HUD employee Ann Marie Olivia is up for an award recognizing her work streamlining the process for getting help to those who need it. A […]

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August 1, 2011

Daily Housing News Round-Up

What’s the best cure for a case of the Mondays? Housing news, of course: HUD announced new investments in sustainable communities last week. MomsRising says John Trasvina, HUD’s assistant secretary for fair housing, is a superhero. New York is helping spur redevelopment by giving banks the power to take care of vacant and blighted houses. […]

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July 28, 2011

Daily Housing News Round-Up

Plenty of housing news in today’s Round-Up: Watch for Secretary Donovan’s interview with Judy Woodruff on Bloomberg this weekend, and check out a preview of the conversation here. The Secretary also talked with Roland Martin today about the Obama Administration’s efforts to help homeowners avoid foreclosure. One up-and-coming Washington neighborhood is forcing people to re-think […]

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