Forty years ago this month, President Gerald Ford signed into law the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, giving birth to the Community Development Block Grant Program. In the 40 years since, CDBG has been at work in thousands of urban and rural communities, supporting a wide variety of activities from improving public infrastructure to producing affordable housing. 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 Karen Zitnay, a Regional Support Manager in the Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer at HUD’s Boston Regional Office. Continue reading
It’s days like today when I’m especially proud to be part of the federal government. Continue reading
July 10, 2014 was ground breaking day for the Magnolia Crossing Development renovation project in Yazoo City, MS. As an intern, it was my first day personally seeing the results of the Rental Assistance Demonstration, or “RAD,” program. Before the ceremony, the letters RAD simply meant a program in HUD that I viewed on paper. After the ceremony, I had the privilege of speaking with residents of Magnolia Crossing, the chairperson of the Yazoo City Housing Authority, and the Mayor of Yazoo City. Now the RAD program, created to preserve the nation’s stock of deeply affordable rental housing, means so much more to me. Continue reading
There are few honors that can compare to serving President Obama under Secretary Donovan. Certainly marrying my beautiful wife tops my list and having three dear children with her make the grade. Serving in the Marine Corps and the Army were fulfilling, and serving the good people of Illinois as CIO and CISO provided great privileges. Yet, being tapped for the role of CIO at HUD is the greatest privilege of my career. Continue reading