January 27, 2011

A Fair Look at Public Housing

Secretary Shaun Donovan Last night, ABC’s Nightline aired a report on the state of the nation’s public housing. In his story, reporter Brian Ross inaccurately and unfairly portrayed HUD’s oversight efforts. We know that years of underfunding by the prior administration has left our nation’s public and assisted housing stock under significant stress. For too […]

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January 25, 2011

Access Granted!

Do you ever find yourself searching the web for hours to find an answer to one simple question? Yesterday, I found myself involved in a drawn-out search for one simple form. The general point of a website is to make information readily available for its users. A website should not be a document repository of […]

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January 21, 2011

HUD Opens Virtual Doors to a New eBookstore

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Our guest blogger today is Will Zachmann, Web Manager in HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research “Broadband is an essential platform for growth and opportunity,” says [FCC Chair] Genachowski. “It will be to this century what the universal electrical grid was to the 20th century when it comes to jobs and innovation.” – Bloomberg […]

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January 20, 2011

Fair is Fair

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When a person is denied housing because of their gender, religion, race/ethnicity or disability status, that’s patently illegal and certainly unfair.  But what about if that same person is lesbian, gay, transgender or bisexual?  The Fair Housing Act does not include LGBT status among its protected classes but while the law may not specifically prohibit […]

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January 19, 2011

A Commitment to Responsibility – HUD’s Work to Build a Clean Energy Economy and a Stronger Environment

Crossed posted from WhiteHouse.gov Two years ago, newly inaugurated President Barack Obama stood before the nation and promised a “new era of responsibility.”  Part of that responsibility requires a commitment to the health of our families and children by protecting the environment in which they live, laying a new foundation for growth by building the […]

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