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    HUD Secretary Julian Castro on Housing Policy Priorities

    Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julian Castro outlined his priorities and his vision for the department. He also talked about the role of the Government National Mortgage…

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    Panel Discussion on Housing for Older Americans

    Panelists talked about the public and private sector roles for meeting the housing needs of a growing senior populations. Speakers included Assistant Health and Human Services…

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    Chris Herbert on Housing for Older Americans

    Chris Herbert talked about the housing needs of senior citizens and released a report from Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies, Housing America’s Older Adults:…

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    Henry Cisneros on Housing for Older Americans

    Henry Cisneros talked about the housing needs of seniors, as well as a report released by the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies which examined this issue. He shared a personal…

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    Banking and Finance

    Morgan Stanley Chair James Gorman talked about the 2008 financial crisis and why nobody went to jail for it. Topics included the current banking industry and attitudes toward the…

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    Secretary Lew on Homeowner Assistance

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announced the extension of the “Making Home Affordable” program for at least another year to help homeowners with underwater mortgages and allow…

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    Senate Hearing on Housing Nominations

    The Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Development Committee heard testimony from Housing and Urban Development secretary nominee Julian Castro, and Federal Housing Finance Agency inspector…

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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