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 "Mississippi":

"… their jobs at the 25 rural legal aid groups throughout Appalachia and the Mississippi River delta that the nonprofit supports with its share of the grant money, …"

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....

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Freddie Mac":

"… lls for Congress to create stronger regulatory oversight of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, time ran out in 2008 when the two mortgage giants collapsed, forcing a co …"

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Hillary Clinton":

"… inois, according to data obtained from the Center for Responsive Politics. Hillary Clinton also held her own company wide, pulling in $18,900 — $50 more than Dodd …"

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 "National Alliance":

"… rogressively worse” according to Michael Kane, executive director of the National Alliance of HUD Tenants in Boston, with workers losing their jobs and their organiz …"

"… Among some of the groups affected by the cutoff in funds, according to the National Alliance of HUD Tenants:People Against Homelessness in Rhode Island laid off all st …"

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 "Congress":

"… ax Reform Act of 1986, called “transition rules” by members of Congress – the identities of the beneficiaries were kept secret. So were the …"

"… .6 billion in giveaways. Other recipients of tailor-made tax breaks from Congress included Chrysler Corp. ($78 million), Campbell Soup Co. ($12 million), Ae …"