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U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan has awarded $15,865,468 in funding to keep 130 local homeless assistance programs in North Carolina operating in the coming year.

The announcement comes just a week before thousands of volunteers in nearly every city and county conduct a national one-night count of homeless persons and families. HUD’s Let’s Make Everybody Count! campaign is intended to document trends in homelessness that are crucial to local planners’ efforts to prevent and end homelessness in their areas.

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About 1 in 63 housing units in N.C. were in foreclosure for the year

North Carolina broke the state foreclosure filing record in 2010. And according to a recently released analysis by the N.C. Justice Center, approximately one in every 63 housing units in North Carolina faced foreclosure filings last year.

For the first time, county-by-county data tracking foreclosures relative to a county’s housing units are now available.

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Local police in Asheville report that a scam artist is trying to con North Carolina real estate agents into providing their bank account numbers.

Agents are receiving calls from a woman who uses the name Daphne Navarro and claims she lives in Florida. She says she has visited a piece of property in the agent’s area and is ready to make an offer on it.

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For people who are sick of the cold and snow and are hoping for a quick end to winter, AccuWeather.com Chief Long Range Forecaster Joe Bastardi may have bad news.

More persistent cold is expected to hold strong through at least the middle of February across much of the eastern twothirds of the country. Bastardi also expects wintry events to last into April in some areas, which would be longer than last year.

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