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Housing and Urban Development

Colorado Public Housing Agencies Slow In Distributing Stimulus Funds

The Denver Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

As of November, Colorado public housing agencies had spent only $2.8 million of the nearly $18 million in Recovery Act formula grants awarded by the f...

The Economy ... Still?

Duncan Quirk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Duncan Quirk

Since it's been so long since my last comic, I thought I'd share this little picture I took at the laundromat. ...

Denver's South Lincoln -- The Future Looks Bright Thanks to Recovery Funds

Judy Montero | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Judy Montero

A new project funded by Recovery Act funds will transform a public-housing site into a mixed-income environment.

Giving Families a Choice

Shaun Donovan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shaun Donovan

The most successful public housing transformations have looked beyond the front gates of the new development. There is a correlation between successful housing and good schools.

HUD Program Encouraging People To Buy Homes They Can't Afford

Washington Independant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan announced last week that first-time homebuyers soon will be permitted to turn their $8...

A Great American Servant

Cory Booker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cory Booker

Though I had met him only once, following Jack Kemp was a gift; he challenged me, forced me to defend positions and invited me to engage in more dispassionate objective analysis of facts.

Jack Kemp: Bleeding-Heart Conservative

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Kemp was a fervent believer in "supply side economics," which I just as fervently oppose. But you do not have to agree with all of Jack Kemp's economic policies to be impressed and inspired with his life and leadership.

Help the Poor by Revitalizing the Federal Workforce

Max Stier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Max Stier

The foundations, the nonprofit sector and the states can play important roles in dealing with poverty, but the federal government by far is the biggest and most important player on the block.

Attorney General Sues Mortgage Rescue Firms

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is warning struggling homeowners about mortgage rescue companies. Madigan on Tuesday announced that she's file...

New Orleans Protestors Vow To Keep Fighting

Associated Press | Cain Burdeau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

After violent clashes with police at City Hall, protesters vowed that the fight over a plan to demolish 218 public housing buildings for the poor was ...