The Secretary wound up his trip through the Western U.S. today after four days of tours and events in and around San Francisco, Salt Lake City and Los Angeles.
Secretary Donovan was in Santa Monica, Calif., Thursday, where he visited the future site of a transit village that will efficiently (and inexpensively) connect residents to jobs through public transportation.
A few miles down the I-10 from that event, Secretary Donovan told the Los Angeles Times that HUD and other federal agencies will reach a settlement with banks over reckless foreclosure practices within a few weeks.
Before flying to Southern California, Secretary Donovan attended a kickoff event for another transit-oriented community Wednesday in Salt Lake City.
Back in Washington, HUD Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development Mercedes Marquez testified before Congress about the importance of the HOME program (subscription required) as HUD continues its response to The Washington Post’s misleading attack.
Finally, be sure to watch Secretary Donovan tonight on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher.