September 30, 2013

A Day in the Life: SNAPS

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Welcome to the very first edition of a new blog series, A Day in the Life, which will introduce you to HUD employees and highlight the important work they do.  Today, we meet Marcy Thompson, a Program Specialist in HUD’s Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs – a mouthful, I know, which is why HUD […]

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September 24, 2013

5 Years Later – A Housing Market on the Rebound

Cross posted from Zillow.com I will never forget the uncertainty that loomed over our nation five years ago, when a financial collapse on Wall Street spurred the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. At the time, I was serving as a commissioner in New York City. I vividly remember being in City Hall when […]

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September 23, 2013

The Why of the What We Do

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HUD’s programs serve lots of people in lots of ways. So many ways, in fact, that it’s sometimes hard to put a face on them, to really see how those programs are improving the lives of those we serve. Which is why our HUD Seattle office was pleased to receive a copy of a letter […]

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September 18, 2013

After the Storm: HUD’s Role in the Colorado Disaster Relief Effort

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For generations, Colorado has been prized for its vivid and diverse landscape. The state encompasses most of the Southern Rocky Mountains and is world-renown for its skiing, hiking and numerous other opportunities for outdoor adventure. Yet in recent years, I’m afraid Colorado’s natural beauty has become synonymous with disaster and tragedy. The devastating fires of […]

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