May 7, 2012

Daily Housing News Round-Up

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The New Orleans Times-Picayune ran, “new road home initiatives announced by HUD Secretary.”

Tomorrow, HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan will testify before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee at a hearing on expanding refinancing opportunities to improve the housing market.

HUD Deputy Assistant Secretary for Special Needs Programs Mark Johnston places as a Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal finalist, The Washington Post.

Houston’s homeless population declined by 5 percent this year, The Houston Chronicle.

Five Illinois local governments will receive more than $1.5 million in grants for economic development, The Associated Press.

And, Robin Hood Foundation co-chairs Adm. Mike Mullen and Steven A. Cohen pen, “A welcome-home gift for veterans:  Jobs,” The Washington Post.

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