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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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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