Tag Archives: housing policy

‘Trial Balloons’: Obama’s Piecemeal Housing Approach

photo credit: Pete Souza

The Washington Post ran a great article last week that highlights the series of plans and ideas used by the Obama Administration to assist struggling homeowners.  I’ve posted about  a number of proposals before, including allowing homeowners to refinance mortgages and assisting the wrongfully-foreclosed.

A core issue: Obama has yet to create a comprehensive method of dealing with the housing crisis. Continue reading

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“If you work hard and play by the rules, you should be able to afford a decent place to live”

…sounds great, right?

This motto belongs to the Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania, an affordable housing advocacy group covering a vast and diverse state.  The group’s motto is really significant, not just because it sounds good, but because it’s something that everybody can get behind. Continue reading

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