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 "Chicago Tribune":

"… lage North, was the focus of a searing series of articles by the Chicago Tribune throughout 2010 chronicling 13 questionable deaths that led to citati …"

HUD cuts to devastate mortgage counseling agencies across nation

By Ben Hallman

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

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Edward DeMarco":

"… rmer executives of Fannie and Freddie.  The FHFA’s acting director, Edward DeMarco, told lawmakers then that the government was obligated to pay legal fees t …"

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 "Chuck Grassley":

"… This is one of the strongest inspector general audits in memory,” Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, told the Center in a statement. “Taxpayers can’t be on the ho …"

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 "senior official":

"… country. For instance, HUD’s inspector general discovered that one senior official -- Elias Castellanos, chief financial officer of the long-troubled New Orl …"

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 "Freddie Mac":

"… from separate Freddie officers. …"

"… Mudd did give $1,000 to the Arizona senator, along with $1,000 to Dodd.At Freddie Mac, a dozen individuals are identified as “officers” according to the org …"

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 "spokeswoman":

"… law that bans agencies from overspending their budgets.Nancy Segerdahl, a spokeswoman for HUD, elaborated on those remarks in a written statement to the Center. …"

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 …"