July 6, 2015

HUD Partners with the White House to Host “Community Partners Action Summit”

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FaithBased blog post

As part of its ongoing work to support faith-based and community organizations across the nation, HUD’s Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships (HUD CFBNP) partnered with the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships (WHOFBNP) to host the “Community Partners Action Summit.” This gathering brought together a variety of public, private and philanthropic partners to  build the organizational capacity of those who work with underserved communities. Continue reading

July 1, 2015

Forty States and Communities Advance in $1 Billion National Disaster Resilience Competition

NDRC blog post

On June 22, HUD Secretary Julián Castro invited 40 communities  to compete in the second and final phase of the National Disaster Resilience Competition. These finalists—representing areas that have been declared natural disasters by the President in recent years—will compete for $1 billion in funding for disaster recovery and long-term community resilience.  See here for a full list of finalists. Continue reading

June 29, 2015

Baltimore’s Regional Approach to Create Opportunity

Photo: Outside view of Baltimore housing development.

Chances are that anything you’ve heard in the news about Baltimore recently has been connected to the civil unrest and the stark economic disparities that have plagued its communities for decades.  These challenges are significant, and overcoming them will require bold action and investment.  The good news is that important work is already happening to expand economic opportunities for the residents of Baltimore. Continue reading