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 "Congress":

"… s, the legal nonprofit will have to make do with less. Earlier this year, Congress defunded the $88 million grant program administered by the U.S. Department …"

"… $1.2 million from HUD. Thirty of those agencies will close their doors if Congress does not restore the HUD housing counseling funding, said Graciela Aponte, …"

"… money to housing groups. “HUD has been slow to distribute the money and Congress zeroed in on that,” said Candace Mason, senior director of housing and n …"

"… tipathy toward HUD, an oft-criticized federal agency, from some members of Congress related to the agencies past failings. Congress also hasn’t yet provide …"

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

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"… Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) oversees operations at Fannie and Freddie as Congress works on a new housing finance blueprint that will decide the fate of the …"

"… chdog for federal fraud, waste and abuse. The job was created last year by Congress. The office's first semiannual report  to Congress included some …"

"… last year by Congress. The office's first semiannual report  to Congress included some details of executive compensation at Fannie and Freddie.Lini …"

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

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

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

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"… , earmarking part of that amount to pay the housing non-profits. President Bush signed the bill on Dec. 20, 2001, but the funds were still not released.Ma …"

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 "Washington":

"… st number of people, and we will end the influence of special interests in Washington.” Bradley took particular issue with a provision for Amway Corpora …"

"… makes hefty contributions to politicians and parties. One of its favorite Washington politicians is none other than Bill Bradley, who’s received more tha …"