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The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) allocated $5 billion in Community Development Block Grants Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds to the State of Texas for the purpose of assisting in long-term recovery from Hurricane Harvey. HUD requires that 80% of these funds, or $4 billion, must...

KHOU 11 Investigates teamed with SP Group on a segment identifying the impact on the Texas housing market should the National Flood Insurance Program lapse. We found nearly 216,000 homes in Texas sit in floodplains. Nearly half of those, or 105,000 homes, are in the greater Houston area.

The clock is...

The Home Preservation Exchange (HPE) recently invited SP Group to participate at its 2017 Forum.  SP Group’s CEO, Pratima Damani participated on a panel titled “Hurricane Neighborhood Destabilization and Nonprofit/for-Profit Collaborating Solutions Roundtable”.  SP Group shared data analytics highli...

Featured in National Mortgage News (see the article here)

There are 39 counties included in the Hurricane Harvey Presidential Declared Disaster (PDD) Areas. While all of these counties were affected by the hurricane, the impact to property damage varied across neighborhoods within the counties. Some...

Every month a myriad of research and articles are published regarding millennial spending habits and home buying. Recently, comments from a wealthy developer made waves in the news blaming the low home-ownership rates among millennials to their frivolous spending habits – including things like $19 A...

Analysis of massive volumes of data is burdensome and expensive, yet incredibly important to strategic decision making. Enter the index - an easy to understand alternative to analyzing raw source data. SP Group introduces our Neighborhood Distress Index (NDI).

In the first part of an ongoing blog series on millennial home buying, we examine the too-often-ignored elephant in the room: Student Debt.

On June 1, SP Group attended the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) forum on homeownership that kicked off National Homeownership Month. Ben Carson, HUD Secretary, in his opening remarks stated:

“After all we’ve been through, homeownership remains an American value and the corne...

SP Group believes that the DATA Act initiative will bring immense value and efficiencies to the Government for program evaluation and monitoring efforts.  As an example is SP Group’s current work with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

No matter where you are, data skills are in high demand. Forbes recently ranked Tableau as the technical skill with the third biggest rise in demand.

Through this white paper, SP Group presents a closer look at current progress in the housing market and emerging trends in the housing counseling industry. We also describe methods for leveraging capital through public-private partnerships and considerations for econometric evaluations of HECOM and...

While majority of the neighborhoods across the nation have largely recovered from foreclosure crisis, the rising cost of living and owning a home continues to be a growing challenge. The Housing Affordability Index (HAI) measures whether a typical family earns enough income to qualify for a mortgag...

Over the past year, SP Group was engaged for assisting HUD/FHA with hundreds of loan closings for refinancing FHA loans under HUD’s Section 223(f) and 223(a)(7) programs.  Based on our extensive experience, below are five tips that can make the closing process efficient and effective for all parties...

SP Group provided training and subject matter expertise on the new section 8 renewal guide as it relates to Rent Comparability Studies (RCS), Chapter 9. Summary of changes and the new chapter are included here. 

Based on data published by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, SP Group has mapped all 2016 Federal Housing Counseling grant amounts by state in an interactive data visualization. We have also categorized each grantee by type (local housing counseling agency, state housing finance agenc...

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