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Housing and Urban Development

FHA Bailout: Federal Housing Agency Has Lowest Amount Of Cash On Record

bloomberg.com | Dawn Kopecki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Nov. 12 (Bloomberg) -- The Federal Housing Administration's mortgage insurance reserves fell to the lowest level in history and the government said mo...

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 ...