May 19, 2011

Turning BeanTown into GreenTown

Today Secretary Donovan had the privilege of visiting the site of the largest green-energy retrofit projects in America. Castle Square in Boston is projected to reduce its emissions by a whopping 72 percent when the green retrofits are finished. That’s the kind of aggressive reshaping of our buildings that we need if we are going […]

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Daily Housing News Round-Up

It’s been a busy day for housing news. Over at @HUDgov, we live-tweeted not one, but two events: Secretary Donovan’s visit to Boston to talk green jobs and affordable housing, and the Office of the Chief Information Officer’s learning session, “Performance Measurement in Public Organizations.” As for other HUD and housing news: at the The […]

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Setting the Record Straight: What the Washington Post Got Wrong About the HOME Program

The HOME program provides federal block grants to state and local governments and is designed to produce affordable housing exclusively for low-income families. Local jurisdictions select and supervise individual contractors to build affordable housing.  The May 15 Washington Post article contains concerning examples of problems at a small number of HOME projects.   HUD takes its […]

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May 18, 2011

Daily Housing News Round-Up

If you like these daily wraps, you’ll love following @HUDgov on Twitter! Tomorrow at 10 a.m., we’ll be live-tweeting a learning session, “Performance Measurement in Public Organizations,” hosted by the Office of the Chief Information Officer. To join the conversation, check out hashtag #HUDOCIOLS. But enough about tomorrow. Here’s the housing news from today. CLPHA Executive […]

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