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Topic: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

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April 21, 2014 at 8:17 PM

Self-described ‘wolf’ pleads guilty to mortgage fraud

A former hard-money lender who once described himself as “a wolf” pleaded guilty Friday to charges related to a mortgage scheme that caused a loss of more than $800,000 to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Monday. Emiel Kandi, 37, of University Place, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to submit…

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April 3, 2014 at 11:19 AM

HUD offers mortgage relief for mudslide homeowners

WASHINGTON — U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on Thursday offered help for residents who lost their homes in the Oso mudslide, including a 90-day moratorium on any foreclosures. HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan also gave Washington state the option to redirect its share of the federal Community Development Block Grant for disaster relief. The…

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