April 6, 2011

HUD to host first Twitter townhall chat to discuss one year anniversary of Open Gov plan

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Our guest blogger today is Stan Buch, Director of Innovation and Open Government, Office of Chief Information Officer Hi I’m Stan Buch, HUD’s Director of Innovation and Open Government, and, on behalf of the HUD Open Government Team, we invite you to talk with us directly about the past, present and future of our Innovation […]

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April 4, 2011

Americans Prefer Sustainable Communities

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) released a study today confirming what we at HUD have been hearing from people in communities around the country since this administration took office: Americans prefer sustainable communities. NAR’s study, the “Community Preference Survey” found that a clear majority of respondents prefer dense walkable areas over those that require […]

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The Greening of Public Housing

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Envision solar panels in rooftops, smart toilets that save water and energy efficient lighting fixtures. Doesn’t sound like public housing, right? But this vision of tomorrow’s public housing is happening today. We’re all looking for ways to cut energy costs and consumption, which is exactly why next week HUD is hosting “Going Green: Intelligent Investments […]

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April 1, 2011

HUD Celebrates Fair Housing Month

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April marks Fair Housing Month and the 43rd anniversary of President Johnson signing the Fair Housing Act into law. Borne out of the tragic assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King and the culmination of local and national civil rights struggles, the Fair Housing Act established the Office of Fair Housing & Equal Opportunity (FHEO) at […]

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