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Tapping the 'Hardest Hit Fund' to Help Detroit

Jared Bernstein | Posted 10.05.2013 | Detroit
Jared Bernstein

Tapping the HHF more deeply for Detroit seems like an excellent example of an action the president could take that's wholly consistent with the position he's staked out in recent weeks about going around the do-nothing Congress.

Is Florida's Housing Help Agency Failing?

Sun Sentinel | Paul Owers | Posted 02.12.2013 | Miami

A state program created nearly two years ago to help 40,000 unemployed or underemployed homeowners has approved funding for fewer than 8,100 as of Dec...

Ben Hallman

Which States Are Using Their TARP Funds? | Ben Hallman | Posted 07.27.2012 | Business

Long a national leader in keeping its populace caffeinated, Oregon can claim bragging rights in another category: spending federal dollars to help its...

Ben Hallman

In Sea Of Disappointing Housing Programs, Hardest Hit Fund Least Effective: New Report | Ben Hallman | Posted 07.25.2012 | Business

Most of the federal bailout money pledged through the Hardest Hit Fund, a program meant to help ailing homeowners in states especially battered by the...

The Unfinished Business of the Obama Administration: The Foreclosure Crisis

David Coates | Posted 09.09.2012 | Politics
David Coates

This Administration's failures -- in domestic policy at least -- are more the product of doing too little too late, than of doing too much too soon. Nowhere is that failure clearer than in the Administration's inept handling of the home foreclosure crisis.

Loren Berlin

Bailout Money Fails To Reach Neediest Homeowners: Report | Loren Berlin | Posted 04.12.2012 | Business

A federal housing program funded with taxpayer money left over from the government's bailout of the banks and auto companies is failing to deliver on ...

Zach Carter

Boehner's Big Foreclosure Problem | Zach Carter | Posted 08.02.2011 | Politics

Regina Moore has lived in her Hamilton, Ohio, home, in the heart of House Speaker John Boehner's district, for 50 years. Her husband passed away i...

The Non-Mandated Society

Janet Ritz | Posted 06.24.2011 | Business
Janet Ritz

If the banks were mandated to stop demonizing the unemployed in unemployment recovery programs, that would allow programs to have a better percentage of success than their current rate of failure.