April 8, 2011

HOME Conference Update

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We are a few weeks away from the HOME Program Conference, Finding a New Way Home: The Next Twenty Years, scheduled for May 2-4th in Bethesda, Maryland. Since my last posting on March 30th, some wonderful progress has been made. The 20th Anniversary Door Knocker Award recipients have been selected and will be announced at […]

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April 7, 2011

HUD to Host Fair Housing Twitter Chat

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Hi I’m John Trasviña, Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity. I would like to invite you to talk directly with me about Fair Housing Month during a live Twitter chat on April 8 from 2:00 to 2:30 p.m. Eastern time. This month marks the 43rd anniversary of President Johnson signing the Fair Housing […]

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HUD Open Government Plan One Year Old And Still Growing

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Our guest blogger today is Stan Buch, Director of Innovation and Open Government, Office of Chief Information Officer Blow out the candle, as today marks our first anniversary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Open Government plan – and it’s a milestone we couldn’t have reached without each other. One year ago today […]

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To Renovate, and Surpass, City’s Legacy

NEW ORLEANS — As Democrats and Republicans continue to feud over the budget, and the federal government prepares to shut down, the effect of the budget war on the fate of a single proposal for the renovation of a dilapidated public housing project in New Orleans may seem inconsequential. The proposal, which calls for transforming […]

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April 6, 2011

Giving Our Children Opportunity by Transforming Neighborhoods

Today, I joined Mayor Bloomberg to attend the ground-breaking of the Promise Academy Charter School in the Harlem Children’s Zone, the remarkable education and anti-poverty effort led by Geoffrey Canada. What makes the Harlem Children’s Zone unique isn’t simply that it encourages children to have dreams – but that it helps children see a path […]

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