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Turborama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-04-09 03:32 PM
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First lady says HUD will play a critical role in economic recovery
Source: AP

By NATASHA T. METZLER , Associated Press

WASHINGTON - First lady Michelle Obama says the Housing and Urban Development Department will play a critical role in the economic recovery plan.

She told about 600 enthusiastic HUD staffers on Wednesday that they would be asked to do even more to stem the tide of foreclosures. Home ownership is one of the building blocks of strong communities, she told cheering employees, adding that she and her husband, President Barack Obama, were now their neighbors.

Hundreds lined up for more than an hour before the first lady was due to speak. Many held aloft cameras and cell phones to take pictures of her entrance.

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bobbolink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-04-09 04:48 PM
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1. A STIMULUS would be to build new low-income housing!
Just stopping foreclosures does NOTHING for those of us homeless because there isn't enough low-income housing.

This SHOULD be a no-brainer!!!!
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-04-09 06:05 PM
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2. Michelle is our true HOPE....She always "gets it."
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