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HUD Highlights E-Newsletter
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Region X - Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington
May 2008 Volume 4, Number 5

SuperNOFA training

HUD's annual Super Notice of Funding Announcement (SuperNOFA) is out, and HUD is offering training, both online, and in person.

Confirmation Hearing for New HUD Secretary

Steven C. Preston, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration, has been nominated by President Bush to be HUD's new Secretary. His confirmation hearing was held in Washington, DC, on May 22.

Back to Basics

With the housing markets in turmoil, more and more families are going "back to the basics" of safe, sound, affordable housing by using FHA-insured mortgages to buy or refinance their homes. In the past seven months alone, FHA has insured more mortgages in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington than in either of the two previous years.

Spotlight on Innovation

The Siskiyou subdivision in Ashland, OR is an affordable homeownership project in a community filled with culture, recreation, tourism and escalating housing prices. The project is an excellent example of how public/private partnerships can create beautiful, livable, yet affordable, housing in the Northwest.

Has your organization worked on an innovative housing or community development project? Are you willing to share your accomplishments? If so, we want to hear from you! We'd like to showcase these projects on our website, so we can all learn from one another.

Fair Housing Case Settled in Oregon

A Portland, Oregon apartment owner and management company have agreed to pay the parents of an autistic child $40,000 to settle a housing discrimination complaint.

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