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    Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan

    Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan spoke about the availability of affordable mortgages for minority homeowners and the status of reforms at Fannie Mae and Freddie…

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    Secretary Shaun Donovan on Community Development

    Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan spoke at the U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting. He talked about his department’s policy on community development and housing…

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    Fiscal Stability of Federal Housing Administration

    Nick Timiraos talked about the Federal Housing Administration’s near-$2 billion request to the federal government for assistance to stabilize its fiscal position, and if additional…

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    Federal Housing Administration Bailout

    Carol Galante testified that the $1.7 billion dollar cash infusion to her Federal Housing Administration from the Treasury Department was needed in order for the FHA to maintain reserves as…

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    Housing Finance Policy

    House Financial Services Committee Chair Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) talked about the future of home ownership. He talked about the role played by government sponsored enterprises in the…

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    Home Ownership and the Economy

    President Barack Obama spoke at Desert Vista High School in Phoenix as part of his series of speeches on the economy and how Congress can act to improve options for the middle…

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    After Words with Leigh Gallagher

    Leigh Gallagher talked about her book, The End of the Suburbs: Where the American Dream is Moving, in which she argues that the recession and crash of the housing market have caused the…

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    Senate Democrats on Transportation and HUD Bill

    Senate Democratic leaders held a press conference urging the Senate to pass the $54 government spending bill for transportation and housing programs. Majority Leader Harry Reid…

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    Architectural Responses to Humanitarian Crises

    Cameron Sinclair, co-founder of Architecture for Humanity, talked about his organization’s efforts to provide sustainable buildings and reconstruction projects after humanitarian…

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    Housing Finance Reform

    Panelists talked about changing the government’s role in housing finance housing finance.

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    Renting and Homeownership Trends

    Arthur Crese and Rolf Pendall talked about changes in the cost of renting and homeownership, and they responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included single…

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    Housing for Former Inmates

    Faye Taxman talked about halfway houses, the reentry housing centers for former inmates. She detailed concerns over lax regulation of the homes and other problems, and she also…

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    Federal Housing Administration Oversight

    Carol Galante testified on the financial health of the Federal Housing Administration (FHA). She expressed confidence in the agency despite a 2012 report that showed a projected deficit in…

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    Federal Housing Administration Financial Condition

    Witnesses testified on the financial health of Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and the government’s proper role in home mortgage finance.

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    Federal Housing Administration Budget Shortfall

    Nick Timiraos discussed Federal Housing Authority (FHA) practices that led to its $16 billion shortfall in 2012, what it’s doing about it and the potential of Congress to offer the…

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    State of the U.S. Housing Market

    Raemeka Mayo and Josh Boak talked about trends in housing construction and housing policy in the U.S., including housing starts; construction; home sales; prices, private and public…

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    Newsmakers with Secretary Shaun Donovan

    Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan talked about the state of the housing market. He also discussed the Federal Reserve’s effort to stimulate the market, Fannie…

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    Housing and Foreclosure Proposals

    Nela Richardson talked about Obama administration proposals to help struggling homeowners refinance at lower interest rates, and also stem foreclosure rates. She also responded to…

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    Housing Market and Presidential Candidates

    Housing experts and civil rights advocates discussed the future of the housing market. They focused on rising foreclosures, unequal opportunity, and access to credit. Janis…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for comments on the question, “Should underwater mortgages be forgiven?”

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