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Another Obama Sellout on Housing

This mortgage settlement with the banks over robo-signing is different, claims the White House. "No more lost paperwork, no more excuses, no more runaround," HUD secretary Shaun Donovan said February 9th. The new standards will "force the banks to clean up their acts." Don't bet on it.
Maui Time  |  Ted Rall  |  02-23-2012  |  Housing & Development

HUD Rescinds, Then Reinstates, License of Mortgage Lender Equitable Trustnew

The Federal Housing Administration suspended Equitable Trust Mortgage Corp., a Canton mortgage lender, from originating new FHA mortgages for six months. Then reinstated the company a few days later after it agreed to make restitution averaging about $4,000 per borrower and pay a fine.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Edward Ericson Jr.  |  01-05-2010  |  Housing & Development

Will Ron Sims Be Able to Deliver What Seattle Housing Advocates Want?new

Local housing and community-development groups are attaching a boatload of hopes to Ron Sims' appointment as Deputy Secretary at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, at a time when the federal government is already operating deep in the red.
Seattle Weekly  |  Laura Onstot  |  02-10-2009  |  Housing & Development

Bad Management of One Low-Income Florida Apartment Bldg. Leaves Residents in Limbonew

By all accounts, the elderly residents of Bethany Towers are suffering.
Creative Loafing (Tampa)  |  Alex Pickett  |  12-22-2008  |  Housing & Development

Fighting Foreclosurenew

How to possibly stop foreclosure in its tracks.
Metro Spirit  |  Erika Bolin  |  10-12-2007  |  Housing & Development

New York's 10 Worst Landlordsnew

Scraped from the bottom of the barrel, here are some tales of living hell.
The Village Voice  |  Various  |  07-05-2006  |  Housing & Development

Thieves Pillage HUD-Owned Homesnew

By putting the same lock on every home it repossesses in Ohio, the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development seems to invite break-ins. In Cleveland, every house owned by HUD gets looted.
Cleveland Scene  |  Chris Maag  |  11-08-2004  |  Policy Issues

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