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Topic - Shaun Donovan
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.
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.
Back in the 1990s, the federal government tried an unusual social experiment: It offered thousands of poor women in big-city public housing a chance to live in more affluent neighborhoods.
Shaun Donovan, secretary of housing and urban development, said Sunday he thinks it's unlikely that home prices will continue to drop and calls it a good time to buy a home.
As Congress and the White House debate how to patch up the housing market after four years of crisis, one clear lesson has emerged: Political leaders for the first time in decades no longer see the American dream of homeownership as the all-consuming goal it once was.
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.
Former Sen. Ted Stevens will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery in a ceremony with relatives and friends.
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.
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.
"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.
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.