HUD Provides Additional Funds for Nearly 900 Local Homeless Programs Across the Country --

WASHINGTON – U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan today announced a second round of grants totaling $ 140 million to nearly 900 local homeless assistance programs across the country (see attached chart). Provided through HUD’s Continuum of Care Program, the funding announced today will ensure additional permanent and transitional housing renewal projects are able to continue operating in the coming year, providing critically needed housing and support services to those persons and families experiencing homelessness.

DOJ, BNP Paribas reach $8.8B settlement --

The U.S. Department of Justice announced an $ 8.8 billion settlement with BNP Paribas to settle charges that the French bank hid $ 30 billion in transactions that violated U.S. sanctions. And BNP Paribas might not be the only large financial institution at fault.

HUD Awards Nearly $120 Million to Four Communities to Revitalize Housing, Surrounding Neighborhoods --

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan traveled to Columbus, Ohio today to announce that four communities will receive a combined $ 119.7 million to redevelop severely distressed public or HUD-assisted housing and bring comprehensive neighborhood revitalization to blighted areas. HUD is awarding Choice Neighborhoods Initiative implementation grants to stakeholder groups in Columbus, Ohio; Norwalk, Connecticut; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Pittsburgh Pennsylvania in order to begin the process of transforming, rehabilitating and preserving public housing and privately owned HUD-assisted housing.

Map: America’s hardest places to live --

Between the 50 states across the nation, there is an immense amount of diversity, and this nifty heat map from the New York Time shows just how far apart the top is from bottom.

Join the TILA-RESPA conversation --

This blog isn’t meant to strike fear into the industry, it’s meant to educate how we can take this change and turn it into an opportunity to improve even beyond new regulation

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