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Improve tenant rights

I would like for HUD housing to really support the tenants rather than the money-grabbing landlords. Tenants should have a say in "house rules" rather than the landlord arbitrarily forcing rules that do not benefit the tenants. An advisory committee for HUD should be formed consisting of section 8 tenants that stipulate reasonable rules and regulations for housing. Section 8 tenants should be treated as people and have ...more »

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HUD RESIDENT INITIATIVES AT CABINET LEVEL

HUD must have resident initiatives at the cabinet level in order for these initiatives to reach residents of public housing. You put out tremendous amounts of money that your housing authorities(HA)oversee and divy up the way they want to and it never filters down to the residents. It never will, not unless the residents are allowed a seat at HUD's table. HA's compete with the Resident Leadership (RL) for the same ...more »

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Using 401k to fund first time home purchase

Please consider allowing a first time homebuyer to use part of his/her 401k to purchase a primary first home without incurring penalties. This can be as simple as allowing only FHA loans, with income limits and keeping mortgage brokers from adding excess penalties and fees and stopping the owner from getting HELOC or a second mortgage unless the house is payed off or is required to fix a major problem with the home (Roof, ...more »

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Integrate Principles of Sustainable Development

Many housing developments (public or otherwise) are built with no consideration of the long-term impact of the development on it's surroundings. Each new HUD development should conform to sustainability practices and reduce its footprint by encouraging greater integration to population centers, pedestrian accessibility, and close proximity to mass transit. It is essential that as we build, we build with the future in ...more »

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Family Self Sufficiency / Home Ownership Programs

Dear sirs and madams,

 

The Family Self Sufficiency and Home Ownership programs I thought were an excellent idea.

 

I'd like to see those programs continue despite the economy right now. If anything, maybe we could add a new program for all those who've been laid off.

 

Thanks for all you do.

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Bank Vs Government Funding

"If the American people ever allow the banks to control the issuance of their currency; the banks and corporations that grow up around them will deprive the people of all property; until their children wake up homeless on the continent their forefathers occupied." Thomas Jefferson. In 1913 Woodrow Wilson signed into law the Federal Reserve Act; making the JP Morgans and the Rothschilds filthy rich. On his death bed it ...more »

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OpenHUD v2.0: A Next Gen Opensource/OpenSocial Portal

A pilot project to build a next-gen HUD portal for the Federal Community Cloud. The idea is to build a suite of opensocial portals, one at each Federal Agency, based on The Open Stack that will enable communication with all opensocial partners.

 

Useful Links:

http://tinyurl.com/yks78pg

http://bit.ly/cUrTv8

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