November 21, 2011

Daily Housing Round-up

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Welcome back HUDlers!! Let’s celebrate Monday with the day’s top housing stories… Charlotte, NC amongst many cities to be awarded HUD sustainable communities grants. Pismo Beach, CA celebrates first low-income housing project. Habitat for Humanity helping to lower utility costs. Speaking of utilities, here are some tips to help reduce those monthly bills. Supporting our […]

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August 19, 2011

Daily Housing News Round-Up

It’s Friday! Now, we know you’ll miss your daily dose of housing news this weekend, but hopefully today’s round-up will tide you through until Monday. Enjoy these stories – and, of course, your weekend. California’s attorney general is cracking down on lawyers who, the state says, defrauded vulnerable homeowners in 17 states by offering bogus […]

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February 28, 2011

HUD’s Work To Tackle Veterans’ Homelessness

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From interviews with HUD staff to a real-life story of a formerly homeless veteran who HUD helped find a home, this video chronicles HUD’s work to end veterans’ homelessness and meet Goal 3 of HUD’s Strategic Plan: Utilize Housing as a Platform for Improving Quality of Life. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kb0pzfAnLI8

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February 22, 2011

1 in 168 Vets Homeless

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Nearly 76,000 veterans were homeless on a given night in 2009 while about 136,000 vets spent at least one night in a shelter that year, according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Veterans Affairs (VA). It is the first time that the federal agencies published an analysis of the extent of […]

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February 10, 2011

Veterans more likely to be homeless, study says

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Military veterans are much more likely to be homeless than other Americans, according to the government’s first in-depth study of homelessness among former servicemembers. About 16% of homeless adults in a one-night survey in January 2009 were veterans, though vets make up only 10% of the adult population. Read more on USAToday.com

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