Introducing the 2015 HUD Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition
We are excited to announce the second year of the HUD Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition (IAH). The competition officially launched November 12 and registration is now open! Complete information is available on the competition’s website. Continue reading
Welcome to another edition of our blog series, A Day in the Life, which will introduce you to HUD employees and highlight the important work they do.
Today we meet Lee González, Civil Rights Analyst, Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO), Boston Regional Office. Continue reading
As we look back on October, we witnessed progress in our nation’s economic recovery, including a rise in total employment numbers to above pre-recession levels and a drop in the unemployment rate to 5.8 percent. This headway translated into some of the positive trends we are seeing today in the housing market. We measure the health of the housing market through several important tools; one particularly powerful one is HUD’s monthly Housing Scorecard, which shows how well our programs are serving the American people and where we can make improvement—because as many Americans continue to recover from the Great Recession, much more can be done. Continue reading
HUD has been working with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to pursue energy efficiency initiatives that will yield significant cost savings to the federal government, property owners, and building residents. Today, some of those efforts are bearing fruit as the EPA announces 17 multifamily housing properties that are the first in the nation to earn EPA’s ENERGY STAR certification for superior energy efficiency. Continue reading
Walking down the street, we see individuals and families, our neighbors, without a home of their own, living in our shelters or even on our streets. Too often, we turn away or avoid acknowledging their struggles at all. Whether it’s a veteran trying to keep warm on a cold night, young people sleeping on sidewalks, or a mother and her child asking for help, these are the faces of homelessness. Continue reading