Department of Defense

Generals Insist on Unnecessary Home Remodels

On our military base, some General's and their spouses have expectations that they can remodel their government-owned home any way they want. Recently, a General requested a countertop be removed from a historic home on the base to be installed in his interim home. The reason was that the General's wife did not like the current countertop, however they would be living in the home for 1 year or less while their permanent... more »

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Department of Housing and Urban Development

Military Housing Assistance Program (HAP) Expansion Needed

Housing Assistance Program expansion needed in critical states to avoid foreclosure of homes for military. Amend the law to expand the period of participation in HAP to include homes bought in all of 2006 by military. Current plan limits to homes bought in 30 June 2006 and this is causing many military to face foreclosure, bankruptsy, risk their security clearnance, or even discharge early from service.

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Department of Housing and Urban Development

Military Housing Assistance Program (HAP) Expansion Needed

Housing Assistance Program expansion needed in critical states to avoid foreclosure of homes for military. Amend the law to expand the period of participation in HAP to include homes bought in all of 2006 by military. Current plan limits to homes bought in 30 June 2006 and this is causing many military to face foreclosure, bankruptsy, risk their security clearnance, or even discharge early from service.

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Department of Housing and Urban Development

Discontinue Requirement of Home Owners Association Membership

Most home builders use a home owner association (HOA) to manage grounds and property value during the time of construction. HOAs have continually abused their position and now establish themselves as forms of government which impose taxes, limit rights of property owners granted by the Constitution, impose costly requirements on owners, and even have the ability to foreclose on homes. In order to buy a home, you are required... more »

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