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What Country Is HUD Partnering With on Housing?

Housing is a universal need, one that remains a challenge both inside and outside U.S. borders. HUD has just signed an agreement signaling cooperation on an international level. Find out who the players in the agreement are and what's to be expected.

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How to Improve Affordable Housing

In an effort to improve affordable housing options in the U.S., Fannie Mae will be accepting new ideas through the Innovation Challenge. Find out how to submit here.

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Using Taxes to Fight Urban Blight

Vacant lots can lead to urban blight and increased crime rates, which is why some cities are taking action. See how communities are leveraging taxes to combat blight and create affordable housing.

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Fannie Mae Recognizes Innovative Ideas

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Out of hundreds of hopefuls, three proposals made the cut in phase one of Fannie Mae’s $10M Innovation Challenge, targeted at tackling affordability issues in the housing realm. Is one of these inventive ideas headed to your neck of the woods?

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Homebuilders Team With Habitat for Humanity

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For the eighth national Home Builders Blitz, teams of professional homebuilders and suppliers partnered with the charitable organization to construct, renovate, and repair hundreds of affordable homes around the country.

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Untapped Urban Development Potential

Urban sprawl, by its very nature, means cities are forever expanding outward. Initially, their borders expand, and then eventually, as they bump up against those constraints, the challenge becomes figuring out ways to make the most use of the space ...

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How Banks Meet Community Needs

The Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) is headed for changes by The Treasury and will relook at reinvestments of banks towards supporting community needs through initiatives such as fair mortgage lending, affordable housing development, small business lending, and similar activities. In ...

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Collaborating for a Sustainable Housing Industry

It’s been a decade since the housing crisis of 2008. As the present administration looks at rolling back some of the more stringent regulations that were introduced during that time to protect homes and homeowners, the regulatory framework is also ...

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