February 17, 2016

The Recovery Act, Seven Years Later

Seven years ago, this country was in the grips of the most serious economic crisis since the Great Depression.  As our housing and financial markets were in full retreat, President Obama and the Congress passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, an economic stimulus package designed to keep America working and to stop […]

February 8, 2016

Measuring Progress in the Housing Market

HUD’s January Housing Scorecard takes a deeper look at the recovery of our nation’s housing market at the end of 2015. As we look back, we witnessed notable progress among key indicators: a surge in new home sales, a revival in existing home sales, and a drop in mortgage delinquencies. While our housing market is […]

February 4, 2016

A Big Housing Problem Requires Clever, Collaborative Solutions

To address complex, societal problems, organizations must recognize the expertise of others and collaborate together on shared goals and strategies. That’s why AARP Foundation and HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research have signed a Memorandum of Understanding promoting coordinated research and initiatives to address the problem of inadequate, unaffordable housing for low-income older adults.