Durbin Discusses Foreclosure Crisis, Mortgage Bankruptcy Reform with Housing Secretary Nominee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 15, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) met with Shaun Donovan, President-elect Barack Obama’s nominee to head the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), today, where he discussed the foreclosure crisis with the nominee and confirmed Donovan’s support of Durbin’s Helping Families Save Their Homes in Bankruptcy Act, a bill that will allow homeowners at risk of foreclosure to alter the terms of their mortgages in bankruptcy


Investigation by CHA and HUD Inspectors General ends with guilty plea...

The Chicago Housing Authority will receive restitution for money stolen by a former contractor and her husband after the pair pleaded guilty to stealing funds intended for the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program, a crime that was exposed following an investigation by the CHA’s Office of the Inspector General.


Make Your Garage Door Quieter

How to Make Your Garage Door Quieter

Did you know that the structural noise from a garage can be anywhere from 5 decibels to 20 decibels above the background noise levels? And if you are wondering how much change would a 20-decibel increase make, then consider this – with a rise of 20 decibels, the sound energy increases by a factor of 100!