March 26, 2012

Daily Housing News Round-Up

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HUD Fair Housing Public Service Announcement – “Chalk Flag”

Secretary Donovan and AG Gansler met with housing advocates on Friday to discuss options for distressed homeowners who will benefit from the recent Mortgage Servicing Settlement reached earlier this year.

Local HUD grants help to eliminate lead in homes – The Baltimore Sun, the Times-Republican (IA), the Telegram & Gazette (MA) and the Marin Independent.

Penn researchers leading a study on children in assisted-housing programs and educational outcomes work with HUD to make assisted-housing data more available for research.

HUD bans AmericaHomeKey, Inc. from originating and underwriting new mortgages insured by the FHA.

The Wall Street Journal’s Rachel Louise Ensign suggests “it’s a good time to refinance.”

And, NPR reports “Fannie, Freddie consider mortgage write-downs.”

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