January 31, 2011

Homeless Count Reveals Compelling Stories

Our guest blogger today is Jane C.W. Vincent, Regional Administrator for Region III It may be frigid outside but inside the Emmanuel Dining Room in Wilmington, Delaware, homeless individuals, families, and children find warmth, camaraderie, compassion, and a table for them to gather around with flowers as the centerpiece.  And there in the midst of […]

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Never Give Up Hope

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Our guest blogger today is Gloria Shanahan, HUD’s Miami Field Office Recently, local headlines in the City of Opa-Locka, Florida may cause some to think twice before walking into its neighborhoods.  This small city near Miami is struggling during the economic downturn.  For years it was easier to give up hope than to tackle the […]

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HUD Offers Latest Obama Administration Attempt to Strengthen LGBT Rights through Regulation

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The Department of Housing and Urban Development unveiled a series of proposed rules on Thursday designed to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals from discrimination when applying for federal housing assistance. The HUD proposal marks the latest in a string of Obama administration attempts to enhance gay rights through federal regulation, which may offer a […]

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January 28, 2011

Life on the Streets

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For most of us, this time of year is brutal on our heating bills but could you imagine actually living outside?  Last night, I joined a team of volunteers and ventured out in Washington, D.C. to document a problem confronting far too many Americans – street homelessness.  In 2009, volunteers like these counted nearly 260,000 […]

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Sustainable, Obtainable, Attainable

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Our guest blogger today is Stewart Sarkozy-Banoczy, Director, Philanthropic Research & Initiatives, Office for International and Philanthropic Innovation, Policy Development and Research As I pondered the early-entry winners in our Sustainable Urban Housing Competition and the many other efforts we come into contact with during our work, I was also remembering some of my experiences […]

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