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KOA Camping as an Alternative

I would like to see state laws/local county laws changed to allow all KOA campgrounds, and state run campgrounds to allow people to camp there indefinitely, instead of for two weeks to 28 days at a time. These are so many people without homes now, but who do have trailers or RVs. These are the only places that can accomodate them, and right now families and people without homes need all the help they can get.So why hamper ...more »

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Loan Modifications

Why can't the loan modifications from banks include a reduction in principle. I thought this was implemented, but have not heard of it taking place. As long as we cap it at no less than 25% of the original home value. Does it not make more sense for a bank to make this arrangment with the existing home owner instead of short saling it or letting it go into foreclosure. The bank will surely see less than 25% of the ...more »

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Accountability, Transparency, Collaboration

Many of the Local Agency have developed wonderful plans that outline services, some even outline specific goals and outcomes. I think it is important for the three tiers, federal, state and local to be on the same page. This means policies that not only support owners but also support tenants rights. A task force which consists of participants of the section 8 program should be developed on a state level and federal ...more »

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Develop an OpenHUD Social Strategy

Disruptive Technologies: A Holistic, Pragmatic Approach New technologies are emerging at a faster pace than Agencies can swallow. The rate of obsolescence outpaces the pace of change. Despite the new technology flood, Agencies lack a strategy to on-board these disruptions. As a result, they often react, flounder, or simply ignore them. We can solve these problems in four major areas of practice: Leadership ...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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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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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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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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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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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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