Topic: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Tea Party Caucus: What the caucus and audience lacked in size they made up for in enthusiasm and energy. New Sens. Rand Paul, R-Ky., Mike Lee, R-Utah, and Jerry Moran, R-Kan., fired up the crowd along with Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., by preaching the gospel of deficit reduction
01/28/2011 10:51 am
Newly elected New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu recently marked his first one hundred days in office by announcing one hundred Katrina recovery projects, including health clinics, criminal justice facilities, road reconstructions, public recreation, and more. Still, Landrieu says the city’s recovery will take another five years. Here are five critical areas of public policy which may determine whether New Orleans has a successful recovery by 2015.
08/28/2010 10:26 am
The Katrina floodwaters that drowned New Orleans caused many to wonder if the city could ever recover. Five years later, recovery is evident in spades. January's Super Bowl win helped set the tone for what recently elected mayor Mitch Landrieu is calling “the new New Orleans.” Here’s a look at four signs of progress that could be models for cities nationwide:
08/28/2010 09:07 am
Money from charitable foundations and $142 billion in federal funds have produced a substantial recovery in metro New Orleans, says a report released ahead of hurricane Katrina anniversary.
08/27/2010 07:13 pm
You don't need to worry about the recovery. Because there isn't one.
08/27/2010 12:00 pm
Mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are draining taxpayers and face extinction. Obama is due to present reforms in housing policy by January. One consensus: more help for renters.
08/18/2010 02:50 pm
The protracted growth of non-performing loans will likely continue to have a deflationary effect as lender portfolios contract with the value of residential real estate.
07/01/2010 10:30 am
The Bush administration focused mainly on the chronically homeless, whose numbers have dropped 30 percent since 2006. An Obama plan wisely builds on that foundation to help more of the homeless, such as families and veterans.
06/22/2010 05:12 pm
The tax break will reduce federal revenues by $131 billion in 2012 -- but is it effective in fostering home ownership?
06/02/2010 12:01 pm
The Housing and Urban Development Secretary answered questions at a May 18 Monitor Breakfast about his plan to reallocate up to $1 billion in additional funds to stabilize those neighborhoods that were the hardest hit by the foreclosure crisis.
05/19/2010 02:32 pm