May 26, 2011

Regulatory Relief for Americans

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Earlier this year, President Obama made clear that to out-innovate our global competitors and win the future requires us to transform government itself.  That’s why the President directed all federal agencies to begin an unprecedented government-wide review of rules and regulations in order to remove those that are out-of-date, unnecessary, excessively burdensome, or in conflict […]

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May 25, 2011

Daily Housing News Round-Up

Here’s today’s helping of housing news, enjoy! HUD’s Mercedes Marquez takes to the pages of the Boston Globe to correct the record on HOME. The National Housing Council has even more pushback. Home sales up, but the recovery is still fragile. Yglesias examines the prospect of radical exurbanism. And disappointment turns to joy in Louisville.

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Providing More Opportunities to Succeed

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In the coming months, nearly a dozen housing authorities will begin using grants from HUD’s Capital Fund Education and Training Community Facilities Program to create education centers for children and adults who live in public housing and the surrounding neighborhood. These agencies will begin working with community colleges, local libraries and other non-profit organizations to […]

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May 24, 2011

The Daily Housing News Round-Up

Los Angeles’ long underrated public transit may soon get their due as they accelerate investment in sustainability. Duncan Black takes the first commenter to task for confusing the problem: it’s not too many people, its too many cars. Crime is on the wane in America’s cities. Cities today are safer than they have been in […]

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May 23, 2011

Daily Housing News Round-Up

The Obama administration responds to yet another devastating tornado, this one in Missouri and the midwest. Our condolences to all those who lost loved ones. If you can, please help out here. Communities across the country are learning about how HUD will help revitalize their neighborhoods thanks to funding from the department’s HOPE VI Revitalization […]

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