September 26, 2011

Daily Housing News Round-Up

We hope everyone enjoyed the weekend, here’s the first housing round-up of the week: Our housing policy must adjust to the growing rental market. New Jersey is studying the best way to encourage energy-efficiency. Mortgage bankers know how critical HUD’s housing counseling funding is to families. And Tornado rebuilding gets a boost in Massachusetts.

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HUD and Partners Launch “I-10-K: Collaborating for Livable and Inclusive Cities” at Clinton Global Initiative

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Half of the global population lives in cities today – and by 2050, the United Nations predicts three out of every four people will call an urban area home. Pair the growing global population’s shift to the cities with looming concerns like climate change, and it’s easy to see why HUD and our partners in […]

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New York Times: In a Bronx Complex, Doing Good Mixes With Looking Good

Today, the New York Times offers a great look a brand-new affordable housing development in South Bronx. Architecture critic Michael Kimmelman talks to Secretary Donovan about Via Verde, a “handsome” structure which, Kimmelman writes, “goes out of its way to be healthy.” According to the Times, Via Verde is a vanguard project that fuses attractive […]

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Sustainability: As HUD Takes a Closer Look, Evidence Matters

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 A close friend of mine lives in an apartment building that’s practically a case study in why multifamily rental complexes make such promising targets for sustainability improvements. It’s a raggedy old building. The pipes leak, the toilet runs, and the constant whir of the window A/C units in the summer makes it hard to ignore […]

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September 23, 2011

Daily Housing News Round-Up

Have a good weekend, here’s our daily housing round-up to enjoy before you hit the road: $100 Million for independent living for elderly. Our critically acclaimed quarterly publication, Evidence Matters, is out today. Interesting homelessness-fighting program in Tennessee. Rahm has a new housing chief. An old high school in Louisville is being transformed into energy-efficiency […]

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