HUD Highlights E-Newsletter

February 2008 Volume 4, Number 1

Region X - Alaska, Idaho, Oregon & Washington

Healthy Homes
Environmental hazards in the home harm millions of children each year. To help protect children and their families from housing-related health and safety hazards, our Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control has posted lots of informative health-related resources on our website concerning Mold, Lead-Based Paint, Allergens, Home Safety and Healthy Homes Initiative.

Financial Literacy
If you've ever purchased a home, you know that the process involves a LOT of paperwork, with a lot of fine print. If consumers really understood all those documents, would so many families now be facing foreclosure on their adjustable-rate mortgages? To ensure the American people have the tools they need to make sound financial decisions, the White House has issued an Executive Order establishing the President's Advisory Council on Financial Literacy.

  • Learn about settlement/closing costs on HUD's website
  • Executive Order (
  • Comments by the President (

Does HUD Owe You a Refund?
If you had an FHA mortgage, you may be eligible for a refund from HUD. You can check our refund database right from our website.

Historic Preservation Award
Nominations are open for the 2008 HUD Secretary's Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation, which recognizes success in preserving, rehabilitating, restoring, and interpreting our architectural and cultural heritage. Submissions must be postmarked by March 1, 2008.

Download the application (

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