| May 5, 2014
| 4:08 PM
Some future city workers will receive a 401(k)-style retirement plan rather than traditional pensions under a sweeping plan approved Monday by the City Council.
The legislation — the result of a deal struck by Baltimore unions and Mayor...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 12:07 PM
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...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 4:45 PM
The federal government announced Friday it’s lowering home loan limits in South Florida and across the country next year.
For borrowers in Palm Beach and Broward counties, the maximum loan amount backed by the Federal Housing Administration will...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 12:35 PM
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....
| Jun 18, 2013
| 12:07 PM
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...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 9:59 AM
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...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 4:00 PM
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....
| Dec 31, 2012
| 3:55 PM
Federal officials have extended a regulatory waiver that makes it easier to "flip" properties — a move meant to encourage the renovation of foreclosed homes but that critics say could herald the return of predatory schemes.
The Federal Housing...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 8:29 AM
Maryland communities affected by Super Storm Sandy will receive $8.6 million in federal funding under an emergency spending measure approved by Congress last month.
The money, which is in addition to the roughly $1.5 million in assistance the federal...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 4:03 PM
A popular 2.8-acre park in one of the most densely populated neighborhoods in Glendale is set to get a major makeover by next year.
City officials plan to install new playground and exercise equipment, update the picnic areas and improve the restrooms...
| Mar 2, 2013
| 5:35 PM
Finally, a small piece of good news on the federal budget front.
A key program for homeless veterans in Hampton Roads that was a candidate for spending cuts has been spared. The program, funded through the Department of Housing and Urban Development,...