July 11, 2011

Daily Housing News Round-Up

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It’s a Motor City edition of the Round-Up today, as Secretary Donovan announced the Obama Administration’s new Strong Cities, Strong Communities Initiative in Detroit this afternoon.

Secretary Donovan joined Detroit Mayor Dave Bing to announce the program, which will help rebuild the cities that built America.

The Secretary also spoke at the Detroit Economic Club about how HUD is using new strategies to help cities like Detroit.

The Strong Cities, Strong Communities Initiative will help five other cities across the country as well. Deputy Secretary Ron Sims was in Cleveland to promote the initiative this afternoon, and New Orleans, Memphis, Fresno, Calif., and Chester, Pa., will also take part in the pilot program.

Find out where Secretary Donovan’s passion for housing comes from in this Washington Post profile.

Why HUD housing counseling service is worth saving.

One idea to show potential homeowners how much energy a house uses: Post its efficiency rating.

And, in case it needed clearing up, this is *not* how we’d recommend you solve a housing dispute.

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