HUD awards Baltimore City Housing Authority $250,000 to address security, crime.  (Link opens a PDF).  Hopefully this will benefit not only the people who live in HABC housing, but also the residents in the surrounding neighborhoods.

Fiscal Times writer Liz Peek says the Obama administration still has no policy to address the US housing bust.  Will history repeat itself in the not-so-distant future?

Also in the Fiscal Times, there’s a short post about Los Angeles’ vacant home problem.

Baltimore City releases its new easier/less expensive “Green Building Standards” (link opens a PDF) — a “lite” version of the US Green Building Council’s LEED standards.  We hope this isn’t a feel-good watered down version of LEED.  You can read the standards and corresponding information here.

The FHA announced earlier this month a new loan program for underwater borrowers, according to DSNews.