Poorly rated nursing homes got HUD-guaranteed mortgages anyway

By Jeff Kelly Lowenstein

Hundreds of poorly rated facilities received mortgage guarantees.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Ohio":

"… h after receiving a low, one-star rating from the federal government. Ohio had the largest number, 30, of these homes. Illinois, with 20 homes, was s …"

HUD cuts to devastate mortgage counseling agencies across nation

By Ben Hallman

HUD mortgage counseling program loses funds, hundreds of housing counseling agencies hammered

Excerpts from this story referencing "Nashville":

"… “People can’t afford to travel to our office much less to Memphis and Nashville,” she said. Homes on the Hill, a Columbus, Ohio, counseling service, is …"

As Fannie, Freddie flounder, six top execs receive handsome rewards

By John Solomon and Julie Vorman

Obama administration approves $34 million in compensation without market analysis of executive pay

Philadelphia Housing Authority spent millions improperly

By Aaron Mehta

The agency in charge of low-income housing for Philadelphia paid $30.5 million to outside law firms over a three-year period and couldn’t fu

Excerpts from this story referencing "Iowa":

"… he strongest inspector general audits in memory,” Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, told the Center in a statement. “Taxpayers can’t be on the hook for a …"

Public housing, private frustration

By Brian Ross, Avni Patel, John Solomon and Laurel Adams

HUD-funded housing projects wasted money on belly dancers, sex offenders and dead residents....

Excerpts from this story referencing "Philadelphia Housing Authority":

"… cies. But investigations last summer uncovered allegations that the then-Philadelphia Housing Authority’s executive director had spent lavishly on parties that included bel …"

"… is not how Obama administration officials see it. “I would say the Philadelphia Housing Authority did a good job,” Henriquez said, asserting that the probe of the for …"

Lax oversight of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

By The Center for Public Integrity

Government-sponsored companies spent $170 million on lobbying over the past decade, and contributed $4.8 million to congressional campaigns

Fannie’s favorite son

By Matthew Lewis

The federal rescue plan for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is just waiting for the president’s signature at this point, but that doesn’t mean th

Housing secretary to release funds to struggling nonprofits

By John Dunbar

WASHINGTON, February 13, 2002 — Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Mel Martinez said yesterday that dozens of struggling

Excerpts from this story referencing "federal law":

"… nted to make sure the division had not violated the Anti-Deficiency Act, a federal law that bans agencies from overspending their budgets.Nancy Segerdahl, a spok …"

Bradley was driving force behind biggest tax giveaway

January 6, 2000 — Democratic presidential candidate Bill Bradley laid out his plans for tax reform on Jan. 4, attacking corporate tax shelte

Excerpts from this story referencing "Senate":

"… butors, Bradley has apparently had a change of heart since his days in the Senate, when he was part of the greatest giveaway to special interests in the his …"

"… teele contacted every member of the House Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Finance Committee – of which Bradley was a member – asking for …"

"… f 1986 by saying that it was “one of my proudest achievements in the Senate.” …"