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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

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  • New Jersey's handling of Superstorm Sandy funds questioned

    POMONA, N.J. — His state wrecked and reeling from Superstorm Sandy, Chris Christie made himself the face of New Jersey's comeback effort with a take-charge tour de force that became a cornerstone of an expected run for president. But the made-for-...
  • Broward housing agency to use $1.4 million on storm improvements

    The Broward County Housing Authority said Tuesday it’s using $1.4 million in state and federal money to make three rental communities more resistant to hurricanes. Highland Gardens and Park Ridge Court in Deerfield Beach and College Gardens in...
  • Thinking about buying a first home? Here are some questions to answer

    My sister- and brother-in-law are newlyweds starting to look for their first home. They're not alone: Home sales jumped this fall to the highest point in the past two years. If you are dreaming of buying a house or apartment, the time may seem right. But...
  • Housing recovery good news for reverse mortgages

    Ever since the housing boom and boost, the real estate market has been clawing its way back from the bottom. For those keeping track, prices peaked in 2006 before dropping by over 30 percent nationally and far more in some markets. Housing bottomed out in...
  • Reverse mortgages have pitfalls, so reserve only as a last option

    Like many financial products, reverse mortgages are designed to meet a particular need in the marketplace. Nevertheless, while they may be appropriate for some homeowners, they are unsuitable or even harmful to others. Unfortunately, many lenders use...
  • Reverse mortgages not for the uninformed

    "Why do I need to save? I'll just tap the equity in my house when I retire," said a former client at the end of 2006. He and his wife were in their late 50s, and I was recommending that they increase their retirement contributions. During the real estate...
  • FHA cuts waiting time for foreclosed-on homeowners

    FHA cuts waiting time for foreclosed-on homeowners
    Homeowners who were laid off and lost their homes to foreclosure could qualify for a new mortgage in as little as a year under an unprecedented federal rule change that slashes the usual waiting period between financial disaster and buying a new house....
  • HUD study finds same-sex couples face housing discrimination

    HUD study finds same-sex couples face housing discrimination
    Same-sex couples are discriminated against when searching for housing in online rental markets across the country, according to a new U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development study released Tuesday. In states like Maryland where such...
  • Groups get federal grant money

    As part of a federal grant program, the Costa Mesa City Council recently doled out $137,500 to area public service agencies. The funding was part of a $1.06-million Community Development Block Grant, or CDBG — a program of the U.S. Department of...
  • Glendale awaits word on federal grant for homeless services

    Glendale awaits word on federal grant for homeless services
    Glendale officials are crossing their fingers as they await word on a federal application for $2.6 million to fund homeless services programs. Competition is tough as homeless service providers nationwide are demanding $1.7 billion from the U.S....
  • Gary Squier dies at 61; L.A.'s first housing director

    Gary Squier dies at 61; L.A.'s first housing director
    Gary Squier, who became the first housing director for the city of Los Angeles in 1990 and faced a formidable housing challenge in the aftermath of the Northridge earthquake, died Dec. 4 at his Santa Monica home. He was 61. The cause was lung cancer,...