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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

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  • Shrinking grant money strains Glendale's nonprofits

    As federal funds for social services in Glendale continue to decrease, one City Council member said he wants the city to reconfigure how it distributes the shrinking pot of money during a council meeting this week. Councilman Zareh Sinanyan, who formerly...
  • Increase in L.A. County homeless population defies U.S. trend

    Increase in L.A. County homeless population defies U.S. trend
    A jump in the number of Los Angeles County residents who became homeless in the last two years defied the national trend of a modest decline in the overall homeless population, according to federal estimates released Thursday. Los Angeles County’s...
  • 108-unit apartment complex opens for homeless residents on skid row

    108-unit apartment complex opens for homeless residents on skid row
    A sleek apartment complex opened Thursday in the heart of skid row, offering what backers hope will be a beacon for the neighborhood's homeless residents and a portal to an increasingly revitalized east side of downtown Los Angeles. The $28-million...
  • Superstorm Sandy: Recovery, stuggles continue one year later

    Ellis Island, which greeted millions of immigrants to the United States, reopened its museum doors on Monday, a year after the aptly named Superstorm Sandy tore through much of the eastern half of the United States, killing scores of people and destroying...
  • Preparations for the next Hurricane Sandy go on in Garrett, Crisfield

    Preparations for the next Hurricane Sandy go on in Garrett, Crisfield
    Hurricane Sandy blew the waters of the Little Annemessex River into living rooms across the Somerset County town of Crisfield one year ago, displacing hundreds of families, some still homeless a year later. Their numbers began to shrink Monday when...
  • Regulators weigh proposal for minimum 30% down payments on loans

    WASHINGTON — Federal agencies haven't been functioning much this month, but six of them are looking at a proposal that could squeeze huge numbers of buyers out of the mortgage market: a mandatory 30% down payment for borrowers who seek the best...
  • Fresh air shouldn't be only outdoors

    Fresh air shouldn't be only outdoors
    Most people spend more than 50% of their time indoors, so it is important to pay attention to the quality of the air in your home. And that means more than installing a few carbon monoxide detectors or testing for radon. Mold can cause severe health...
  • Mortgage relief didn't help many keep their homes, critics say

    Mortgage relief didn't help many keep their homes, critics say
    When five giant mortgage firms signed a landmark $25-billion mortgage settlement last year, officials hailed debt forgiveness as the primary strategy to preserve homeownership. The banks hoped to avoid further enforcement action over widespread...
  • Woman, 101, sees wrong turned right

    This week, she will make cookies in a brand new kitchen. This week, she will sit in a brightly painted living room. This week, she gets her house back. She never should have lost it. After 101 years on this earth, Texana Hollis deserved better than to...
  • 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...
  • 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...