November 7, 2011

The Washington Post got it wrong – again

Today, the Washington Post highlighted a small number of stalled housing developments funded under HUD’s HOME Investment Partnerships Program to conclude that there are “continuing problems” with the program.  The facts about HOME’s success speak for themselves.  Over its 20-year history, HOME has produced more than a million affordable homes for low-income families in more […]

June 10, 2011

The HOME program I Know

Cross-posted from the Washington Post. The Post published a front-page story last month painting an ominous picture of local corruption fed by federal mismanagement on the part of officials who “largely looked the other way.” The multipart series “Million-dollar wasteland” on the HOME Investment Partnerships Program purported to uncover “a trail of failed developments in […]

May 23, 2011

Daily Housing News Round-Up

The Obama administration responds to yet another devastating tornado, this one in Missouri and the midwest. Our condolences to all those who lost loved ones. If you can, please help out here. Communities across the country are learning about how HUD will help revitalize their neighborhoods thanks to funding from the department’s HOPE VI Revitalization […]

May 19, 2011

Setting the Record Straight: What the Washington Post Got Wrong About the HOME Program

The HOME program provides federal block grants to state and local governments and is designed to produce affordable housing exclusively for low-income families. Local jurisdictions select and supervise individual contractors to build affordable housing.  The May 15 Washington Post article contains concerning examples of problems at a small number of HOME projects.   HUD takes its […]