December 15, 2011

Secretary Donovan to Congress: Pass the Payroll Tax Cut

Today, Secretary Donovan appeared on Keeping it Real with Rev. Al Sharpton to call for the passage of the Payroll Tax Cut before it expires at the end of the year. With a Friday deadline looming for Congress to act, Donovan implored Congress to “…let everybody go home for the holidays and enjoy their time with their families knowing that their payroll […]

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Defining Homelessness

Today, Mark Johnston, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Special Needs Assistance Program testified before the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Insurance, Housing and Community Opportunity on the new definition of homelessness.  He also discussed ways homeless, vulnerable families with children and unaccompanied youth can be housed with HUD resources. Visit HUD’s website to read Mark’s […]

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December 14, 2011

Daily Housing News Round-Up

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Home of the day: Newly opened senior apartments in Huntsville, AL.   Secretaries Donovan, Sebelius and Solis discuss the Administration’s progress on ending homelessness. Lawsuit filed against Miami based realtors accused of discriminatory housing practices. Improve your home value by going green. Knoxville, TN offering rebates for energy-efficiency updates to its residents. And signs of […]

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Encouraging news for the fight against homelessness

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Yesterday, in a joint press call with Department of Labor Secretary Hilda Solis and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, HUD Secretary Donovan announced this year’s “Point -in-Time” count, which captures the scope of homelessness on any given night in America. The Secretary was glad to share the news that homelessness has gone down […]

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December 13, 2011

Working to End Veterans’ Homelessness

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As the war in Iraq draws to a close, Secretary Donovan and Department of Veterans’ Affairs Secretary, Eric Shinseki joined together to announce some real progress in veterans’ homelessness.  Every year, we measure the progress made toward ending homelessness through the annual “Point-in-Time” (PIT) count.  And this year, we are happy to report that veterans’ […]

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