December 28, 2010

An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure

Felisha Davis Sims, Office of Public Affairs When I think of the best way to thwart something detrimental from happening, I think of prevention. It can be a hindrance, obstacle or deterrence to any sticky situation. I ask myself frequently, Why do I put myself through such pain and heartache when I can avoid these […]

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December 17, 2010

HUD Continues to Combat Housing Discrimination

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There have been a number of articles in the news this week regarding segregation in America. While the numbers and faces may be different than at the advent of the Fair Housing Act in 1968, the law’s essential mandate to end housing segregation is as important as ever. HUD is increasing systemic action against rental, […]

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December 14, 2010

Urban Nation

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Two years into his term, President Obama is promoting silo-busting tactics in federal urban policy. Shaun Donovan’s HUD leads the transformation even that of his agency’s core function. Read Secretary Donovan’s interview with Next American City magazine

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December 13, 2010

Turning Around the Battleship

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Our guest blogger today is Shelley Poticha, Director for Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities I’ve been in the sustainability business for a long time so when U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan asked that I direct HUD’s new Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities, I was of two minds. Thrilled, of course. […]

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