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The Benefits of a Community Garden

Spring is finally here!  I spent enough time in the Midwest to know that it is time to get out and plant.  If you don’t have a garden there are probably two things you have in mind when you think

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New Immigration Practices, Fair Housing and Eligibility

In the last two weeks, I have been bombarded with emails inviting me to webinars and workshops and have received several articles on the new changes with immigration policy in the United States and how it relates to Fair Housing

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Rights and Responsibilities: Who Owes Whom What

HUD is all about regulation, but it is also about rights and responsibilities.  From the time a person fills out an application to move in, or rejection of the application, there are rights and responsibilities on both sides. All should

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A Changing HUD

I know there is a new administration and I am sure there will be many changes in HUD. But that is not what this blog is about.  It is about the changes I have observed in the past 10 years. 

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Beg Bugs! Are they still around?

I haven’t written a blog on bed bugs in a long time and I am not sure I would have done one now, but………. Recently there was a piece on NPR about a young man’s experience with bed bugs, which

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Max and Abigail van Cat

Sometimes you need a little levity. Enjoy! I was sitting on the couch playing one of those mindless games on my phone, but I couldn’t concentrate. I kept thinking about work, what I needed to get done.  Was I going

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HUD and Manuals and EIV! Oh My!!

Working in HUD subsidized housing is not easy! People assume it’s like running a hotel with a few problematic tenants. In reality, sometimes the tenants are the easiest part of the job. It’s everything else you have to manage that

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“Reports of Our Retirement Have Been Greatly Exaggerated”

Recently, more and more people are asking us when did we retire.  Well, actually, we haven’t!  It might be the whole California thing. There is no doubt we’ve cut back. 60-hour weeks are over and that’s just fine with us.

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Top 10 list – Strictly Housing

Well, hello! I know it has been quite a while since you’ve heard from me, but between the holidays, vacation and being sick, the end of the 2016 got away from me.  Let me start by saying ‘Happy New Year’! 

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This is to Heavy to Ignore

The Hard Stuff:   Blogging is interesting and enjoyable.  It gives the blogger, in this case me, the opportunity to talk about a variety of things.  I look for topics of interest in the field of housing and I particularly like

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