July 15, 2013

#Housing101: What is a mortgage?

My parents always tell me that the biggest purchase they made in their lives was buying our house. For a long time, I thought that my parents were simply talking about their utilities bills and maintenance fees, when they were actually talking about their mortgage. I knew that a mortgage was one of the many […]

July 10, 2013

Four Years of Sustainability Progress, But Much More to Do

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It seems like it was just yesterday, but in fact four years have gone by since I got a call from HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan asking if I would be interested in serving in the Obama Administration and help lead a new initiative that would bring urban development back to the forefront of much of […]

July 2, 2013

Ribbon-cutting marks redevelopment of 40-year-old affordable housing complex

When Angela Holm moved out of Charlesview Apartments years ago, she knew she would always remain a part of the tight-knit community she grew up in. Now she, along with local dignitaries and residents past and present, celebrated the grand opening of the new Charlesview Residences at Brighton Mills. The 340-unit mixed-income, mixed-use development in […]