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Fed, state, local officials to discuss ways to aid Detroit

DETROIT, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Obama administration officials visit Detroit Friday to discuss ways to wipe out blight, improve transit and safety, and enhance the beleaguered city's appeal.

Sandy rebuilding strategy revealed by Obama administration

WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- A federal task force Monday outlined its strategy for rebuilding the U.S. East Coast communities ravaged by Hurricane Sandy in late 2012.

$1.77B in federal aid for Sandy relief to be distributed in June

NEW YORK, May 10 (UPI) -- Officials in New York City said they will begin distributing the first of $1.77 billion in federal aid for Hurricane Sandy recovery in June.
Cabinet members to take sequester pay cuts

Cabinet members to take sequester pay cuts

WASHINGTON, April 5 (UPI) -- Several of President Obama's Cabinet members pledged to give back some of their pay as a show of solidarity with U.S. government employees hit by the sequester.

Netherlands shares flood control expertise

WASHINGTON, March 6 (UPI) -- The Netherlands says its experience and innovation in water management can help the United States and the rest of world better deal with flooding disasters.

HUD reports dip in homelessness

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- On one night in January, 633,782 people were homeless in the United States, down slightly from 2011, Housing and Urban Development said Monday.

Obama visits area in NYC hit by superstorm

NEW YORK, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama got a bird's-eye view Thursday of beachfront communities in New York City ravaged by Superstorm Sandy.
Amends made for foreclosure fraud

Amends made for foreclosure fraud

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Five U.S. banks have made a substantial start to paying homeowners their portion of a $26 billion court settlement, an independent report said.
Subprime solution

Subprime solution

Five banks involved in the foreclosure fraud scandal of 2010 say they have made significant steps toward satisfying a $26 billion settlement.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
Obama says he supports same-sex marriage

Obama says he supports same-sex marriage

WASHINGTON, May 9 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama says he has reversed his opposition to same-sex marriage and while he supports the concept, thinks states should make their own decisions.
Five banks, 49 states strike foreclosure deal

Five banks, 49 states strike foreclosure deal

WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- President Obama hailed a $25 billion agreement among 49 states, the U.S. government and the five biggest mortgage servicers.
Foreclosure deal still has holdouts

Foreclosure deal still has holdouts

WASHINGTON, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Holdouts disagreed with U.S. Housing Secretary Shaun Donovan, who said prosecutors were close to a deal with U.S. banks over their foreclosure practices.

Study: Large number of young homeless vets

WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- A disproportionately large number of young U.S. veterans are living on the streets, a federal study shows.

Donovan: Housing policy to move forward

WASHINGTON, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan said Sunday the federal government would start two new programs to help struggling homeowners.

Panel: End all homelessness in 10 years

WASHINGTON, June 22 (UPI) -- A sweeping plan to end U.S. homelessness in a decade by blending government, business, faith-based and non-profit efforts was unveiled Tuesday.

No foreclosures for Tenn. flood victims

NASHVILLE, May 10 (UPI) -- Tennessee flood victims facing foreclosure on their homes got a 90-day reprieve Monday from U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan.

HUD says FHA at 'real risk'

WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- The U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development said defaulting loans have the Federal Housing Administration in a "real risk" of depleting its reserves.
Official: FHA to seek $800M from Congress

Official: FHA to seek $800M from Congress

WASHINGTON, May 8 (UPI) -- The U.S. Federal Housing Administration will ask Congress for nearly $800 million to prop up a mortgage program for seniors, an official says.
Donovan: HUD budget responsible, effective

Donovan: HUD budget responsible, effective

WASHINGTON, May 7 (UPI) -- U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan said the $38.5 billion HUD budget proposal focuses on responsibility, effectiveness and transparency.
HUD, Energy to streamline energy programs

HUD, Energy to streamline energy programs

WASHINGTON, May 6 (UPI) -- U.S. departments of Energy, and Housing and Urban Development secretaries Wednesday agreed to work jointly to streamline the federal weatherization program.

Vote on 'cramdown' mortgage bill delayed

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., postponed a vote Thursday on a "cramdown" bill that allows bankruptcy judges to write down mortgages.

HUD sends stimulus funds to states

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Nearly 75 percent of the stimulus allocated to the U.S. Housing and Urban Development Department has been handed out, department officials said Wednesday.

HUD secretary defends Obama's housing plan

WASHINGTON, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan Sunday defended the president's proposed housing bailout.

King County planner tapped for HUD post

WASHINGTON, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama said Monday he would name a Washington state urban leader as deputy secretary in the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
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