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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.

The 'Inside Story' of Neighborhood Revitalization

With all of this newness being created in the District, there are still many neighborhoods that have held on to their unique charm, with residents maintaining their property's value and appeal.

Do-It-Yourself Gardening & Landscape Ideas

In the midst of an economic downturn and with neighbors in close proximity, how best can today's urban chic create a gardening oasis?

Fast Facts: Home Design and Ownership Trends

New homes in 2015 will be smaller, greener and more casual.

Grand Design: Noteworthy Books on African American Home Design

This new paperback edition of Style and Grace showcases the stylish, elegant, and, above all, unique homes of distinguished African American professionals and entertainers, by the premier expert on the architectural history of Harlem.

Mediation is An Option For Homeowners Facing Foreclosure in D.C.

Are you a District of Columbia homeowner facing foreclosure? If so, the city has a foreclosure mediation program that could help you save your home.

Paid off the Mortgage? Don’t Forget to Keep Your Homeowners' Insurance Current

Nobody keeps track of how many people have paid off their mortgage and either purposely or accidentally let their insurance lapse. But you may have a relative in the same position. If they've paid off their mortgage, they must remember ...

Homeowner Bills of Rights Emerge as Remedies to Foreclosure

A few days ago, HUD released data showing that more 620,000 troubled homeowners received more than $50 billion in principal reductions and savings.

Housing Tour's Focus is Affordability

A tour of homes usually features high-end properties with lavish furnishings. But a recent tour of homes in Prince George’s County had a different focus – affordability.