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  • Colo. Gov. John Hickenlooper, second from left, flanked at right by U.S. Senators Mark Udall, far right, and Michael Bennet,  and backed by about a dozen Colorado mayors, speaks to members of the media on the state Capitol steps during a visit from Secretary of U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Shaun Donovan, left, in Denver, Friday, March 14, 2014. Secretary Donovan  announced Friday that Colorado is getting an additional $199 million from the federal government to help communities devastated by September's historic floods. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

    Colorado gets $199M more for flood recovery

    Colorado is getting an additional $199 million from the federal government to help communities devastated by September's historic floods, U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan announced Friday.

  • Senator: NJ Sandy rebuilding aid must be speeded

    Government officials must speed the way home rebuilding aid is getting to thousands of New Jersey victims of Superstorm Sandy, which can be done in part by revamping a burdensome application process, a senator from the storm-battered state said Wednesday.

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  • Shaun Donovan, secretary of housing and urban development (AP Photo)

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    Owning a house no longer part of the American dream?

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  • Lenders get OK on foreclosures

    President Obama's top housing official said Wednesday that lenders are within their rights to resume foreclosures this month despite allegations that they erred in processing documents. But he said the banks could face fines if found to have broken the law.

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    Former Sen. Ted Stevens will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery in a ceremony with relatives and friends.

  • Gary Officer (left), CEO of Rebuilding Together, and Shaun Donovan (right), secretary of housing and urban development, escort homeowner Ruthie Lee Jones, whose home is one of 50 being rebuilt in five days by volunteers from around the country as part of Rebuilding Together's Fifty for Five in the Gentilly neighborhood of New Orleans on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010. Ms. Jones has not been in her home since Katrina devastated the New Orleans and the Gulf Coast in 2005. (Cheryl Gerber/AP Images for Rebuilding Together)

    HUD chief cites progress in New Orleans housing

    Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan said Sunday that solid progress has been made in the past 18 months to return families to their homes in New Orleans and that several new programs are in the works to help try to revive the housing market.

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King County Executive Ronald Sims said the open-records case, which targeted his office, did not involve him. "There's nothing in the court record at all involving me personally."

    EXCLUSIVE: Records violations dog housing nominee

    President Obama's choice for the government's No. 2 housing job is embroiled in the largest fine in U.S. history for "blatant violations" of open records laws.

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  • "Nationally, half of all renters are now spending more than 30 percent of their income on housing, according to a comprehensive Harvard study, up from 38 percent of renters in 2000. In December, Housing Secretary Shaun Donovan declared 'the worst rental affordability crisis that this country has ever known,'" the paper said.

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  • OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan has announced $6.6 million in grants to renew support for 55 homeless housing and service programs in Oklahoma.

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