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Shaun Donovan

Our Broken Regions - Fixing the Hidden Cause of our Economic Downfall

Angela Glover Blackwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Angela Glover Blackwell

Sustainable regions are only possible if all people have the opportunity to achieve their full potential. Areas that embrace this "regional equity" focus will be on the fast-track to economic stability and growth.

The Federal Strategic Plan To End Homelessness: Turning the Plan into Action

Nan Roman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Nan Roman

On June 22, the federal government released the first-ever, comprehensive federal plan to reduce the number of homeless people to zero. According to President Obama, "...ending homelessness in America must be a national priority."

More Than 170,000 Families Visited Homeless Shelters In 2009

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

A newly released government report shows that approximately 170,000 families visited homeless shelters in 2009. This number is a 30 percent increase f...

Status Quo Won't Save Public Housing

Sheila Crowley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sheila Crowley

while we are arguing over the potential loss of public housing someday in the future, public housing agencies are already demolishing and selling off public housing under current law.

Whither Public Housing?

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Moroz

The administration's Transforming Rental Assistance initiative does not privatize public housing, but it brings into stark relief the resistance to a robust -- and expensive -- federal role in public housing.

The Homelessness Connection In Health Care

Nan Roman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nan Roman

With worries about the cost of health care reform, the spiraling national debt, and the future of our country, it's reassuring to know that sometimes doing the right thing is actually the right thing to do economically too.

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

"Shocked, Shocked" at FHA Troubles: Another Mess for Obama's Mop

Howard Glaser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Howard Glaser

The real surprise is not that FHA might need an infusion of funds in the midst of an historic disruption in the housing market, but that it has fared so well until now compared to private bank lenders.

PolitiFact: Glenn Beck Wrong On Claim About Obama Cabinet

PolitiFact | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Fox News talk show host Glenn Beck has seized on a claim circulating on the Internet to argue that the Obama administration has little understanding o...

Secretary Donovan Re-Energizes Campaign to End Homelessness

Deborah De Santis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deborah De Santis

I was at the National Alliance to End Homelessness Conference in Washington, DC from July 28-31, listening to U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secre...

HUD Secretary Demands 'Right Kind of Ownership'

Alexander Heffner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alexander Heffner

In a change of tone from the Bush years, Donovan wants Americans to "get back to the basics," in terms of measuring "successful housing outcomes for families."

Village Green: Putting the "UD" Back in HUD, Sustainably

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

Let's be honest -- HUD has become the Department of Subsidized Housing, and that must change. We've got to put the "UD" (urban development) back in HUD.

Obama's Visit to Arizona Brings Hope to Foreclosure Alley

Dawn Teo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dawn Teo

In Mesa, where home values have dropped by nearly 45 percent, it is not hard to find people whose mortgage is in trouble.

Shaun Donovan Named Secretary Of Department Of Housing And Urban Development By Obama

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT and JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CHICAGO — In naming his choice for housing secretary, President-elect Barack Obama on Saturday rounded out his economic team and gave new promin...