Monday, July 18, 2011

Washington Post ombudsman adds little to the HOME debate

Washington Post ombudsman Patrick Pexton on July 15th wrote about the controversy surrounding the Post’s criticism of the HOME program back in May, but the review adds little to the debate.  It doesn’t address the performance of HOME relative to the widespread delays in private real estate development, nor does it do anything to reconcile the apparently incompatible evidence-based claims by both HUD and the Post. Since no new data has been released by either the Post or HUD, the ombudsman’s opinion doesn’t provide enough information to those observing the debate to come to any real conclusions on the program.

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