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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

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  • L.A.'s missed chance to count the homeless

    L.A.'s missed chance to count the homeless
    Counting the homeless in Los Angeles County may not be as difficult as housing them all, but it is a daunting challenge nonetheless. In early 2013, an army of 5,000 volunteers, under the direction of the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority — a...
  • If you tell your lender you'll occupy home, do it

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: Can you list any court cases where HUD has prosecuted/filed suit against buyers of HUD houses under the owner-occupant program or where the owners of a HUD house have filed suit to be released from HUD's...
  • Development catches up to Sharp-Leadenhall

    Development catches up to Sharp-Leadenhall
    Roland Brown likes to remember old Leadenhall Street and the people who lived there when he was a child: the Harts, Miss Mary, Emma Jane. They're gone now — dead or moved away, many of them forced out decades ago to make way for a never-realized...
  • Since Sandy, a storm pattern of costly stumbles in New Jersey

    Since Sandy, a storm pattern of costly stumbles in New Jersey
    When New Jersey officials were ready to start rebuilding after Superstorm Sandy roared up the Atlantic Coast in October 2012, they were determined not to repeat the mistakes of disasters past. So Richard Constable III, head of the state Department of...
  • The naked self-interest of the bureaucratic class

    For understandable reasons, the IRS scandal has largely focused on the political question of whether the White House deliberately targeted opponents. To date there's no evidence that it did. That's good for the president, but it may not be good for the...
  • Should home-shopping websites provide racial and ethnic data?

    Should home-shopping websites provide racial and ethnic data?
    When you shop online for a home, some websites let you specify the characteristics of the community where you want to live. Maybe you're looking for excellent schools, low crime rates, affordable prices and low property taxes. But should you also be...
  • FHA is urged to reform loan sale program

    A program designed to help prop up the Federal Housing Administration is short-changing borrowers and neighborhoods hard-hit by foreclosures, community groups said as they took to the streets to push for changes. Demonstrators in downtown Los Angeles...
  • A place to call home

    When he signed the Housing Act of 1949 into law, President Harry Truman believed it would establish "as a national objective the achievement as soon as feasible of a decent home and a suitable living environment for every American family." The United...
  • North Shore housing efforts still have miles to go

    North Shore housing efforts still have miles to go
    Back in November, Open Communities, a Winnetka-based nonprofit advocacy group, started a Tumblr page called wearethenorthshore. People were, and still are, invited to take pictures of themselves holding a sign that says "I am the North Shore" and...
  • Insurer can deny coverage if home is missing permits

    Insurer can deny coverage if home is missing permits
    Q: Your advice was right on when you cautioned readers not to buy a house that did not have permits or a certificate of occupancy. Another important consideration in demanding to see the building, electrical and any other permit is that in the event of...
  • Debate over federal funds focuses on low-income housing

    Debate over federal funds focuses on low-income housing
    The City Commission has decided to approve an agreement with the Orange County government to be a part of the federal government’s Urban County Program – but only after one commissioner got some assurances that the program wouldn’t aim...