September 22, 2011

Daily Housing News Round-Up

This week is one of our favorite times of year as we imagine a future where new houses are as energy efficient and downright cool as the ones on display on the National Mall. Enjoy coverage of that and the rest of the day’s housing news below: It’s Solar Decathlon time again: Green houses grow […]

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Arts and the Quality of Place

This post comes from Paulette Beete at Art Works, the official blog of the National Endowment for the Arts. This past Saturday, U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan spoke at MoMA PS1 in Long Island City, Queens, as part of the museum’s Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream. The workshop and exhibition—which included an architect-in-residence […]

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Green Building in Indian Country

Our guest blogger today is Francis Harjo, Information and Communications Manager with HUD’s Office of Native American Program. Mr. Harjo is Creek/Seminole/Paiute. Our ancestors considered this land, our Earth, sacred – a gift to pass on to our children. In many ways, Native communities have been the most green advocates and implementers of green practices […]

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September 21, 2011

Daily Housing News Round-Up

Happy Hump Day, the latest batch of housing news is below for your enjoyment: Diana Olick notes a bounce in home sales. Game on! HUD is helping a Native American community build an athletic field for young athletes. Advocates on the Hill are fighting for critical housing counseling services. Local girl makes good, headed home […]

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HUD Grants Nearly $9 Million to Support Americans with HIV/AIDS

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It’s no secret that a tough economy makes it even harder for low-income families and individuals to get by. Imagine, then, the struggles faced by those contending not just with poverty, but with HIV/AIDS. Among the primary goals in the White House’s National HIV/AIDS Strategy are improving health outcomes and reducing health disparities for those […]

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