Renovating? Laying a Good Foundation for Home Improvement Success

You can build your foundation by accomplishing these important tasks.

Sustaining Homeownership & Empowering First Time Homebuyers Seminar a Hit

In celebration of National Fair Housing Month, about 70 people attended the "Sustaining Homeownership & Empowering First Time Homebuyers" Seminar held Saturday, April 5, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Kingdom Square Mall in Capitol Heights, Md.

Preserving the American Dream of Homeownership

Although many economists claim the recession is over, millions of Americans are still reeling from its financial effects.

Special Report: New Mortgage Rules Take Effect

Although many economists claim the recession is over, millions of Americans, particularly in communities of color, are still reeling from its financial effects. New mortgage rules, effective Jan. 10, offer a strong foundation to begin rebuilding what has been lost.

LIFT Programs Help 5,000 People Achieve Dream of Homeownership

Wells Fargo & Company, America's largest mortgage lender, and NeighborWorks America, a national nonprofit organization which creates opportunities for people to live in affordable homes and improve their lives, announced Thursday more than 5,000 low- to moderate-income adults have become ...

Nation's Housing Recovery Far from Equal

With the annual holiday season approaching, many across the country will soon be celebrating with families and loved ones. But for families still troubled by delinquent mortgages and foreclosures, this time of year has another meaning.

Campaign Helps Minorities Recognize Housing Discrimination

The U.S. Department of Justice and HUD have found that the biggest problem in its attempt to end housing discrimination is educating the public on when and how to file a complaint.

Why Rent in DC When You Can Buy?

The DC Opens Doors program is designed to help as many people as possible get the mortgage financing and down payment assistance they need to help make homeownership affordable in Washington, D.C.

New FHA Program Seeks to Return Foreclosed Borrowers to Homeownership

In the aftermath of more than 2.5 million foreclosures, the Federal Housing Administration is now offering a homeownership program that will put previously troubled borrowers on a fast-tracked return to the home ownership market.

Civil Rights Groups Call for Homeownership to Remain Available, Affordable

In the midst of varying proposals for housing reform, civil rights leaders are publicly calling for lawmakers to keep mortgage lending affordable and accessible.

Harvard Study: Millions Still Underwater But Current on Their Mortgages

The overwhelming majority of underwater homeowners continue to make payments on their mortgages that exceed the present value of their home.

Wells Fargo Exec: Education is the Key to Homeownership

In her first media interview, Cerita Battles, senior vice president, head of Diverse Segments for Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, sat down with The Washington Informer Publisher Denise Rolark Barnes last month to answer questions about the national homeownership crisis.

Housing Resources and Solutions for a New Era

As the United States closes the gap in our recovery from one of the most severe economic downturns since the Great Depression, Americans need to take a serious look at our alternatives, and advocate for strategies that will make consumers ...

Aging in Place: Converting a Family Home into Senior Friendly Living Space

Like a growing number of Baby Boomers, Diane Morgan-Brown faced the dilemma of caring for her aging parents while living more than 400 miles away from them.

Maintaining and Preserving D.C. Homes is DHCD's Bailiwick

The statement that best captures the mission of the District’s Department of Housing and Community Development is to keep people in their homes, the agency’s director said.