November 27, 2013

Small Businesses, the Backbone of the American Economy

This Saturday, November 30th is Small Business Saturday, when we can all show the power of the local dollar by shopping at a small business and contributing to our local economy. Small businesses are the backbone of the American economy and the cornerstones of our Nation’s promise. In fact, today over half of America’s workers […]

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November 26, 2013

A Day in the Life – Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships

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Welcome to the third 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.  Many are familiar with HUD programs offices such as Housing, Community Planning and Development (CPD), or Public and Indian Housing (PIH).  But there is another office […]

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November 25, 2013

Big Improvements in Little Rock

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Cross posted from EPA.gov This Monday and Tuesday, I spent time with Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Deputy Secretary Maurice Jones, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden, and Department of Transportation (DOT) Acting Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy Beth Osborne touring ongoing redevelopment efforts in Little Rock, Arkansas. Through the HUD-DOT-EPA Partnership for […]

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November 13, 2013

Learning the True Costs of Living in a Community

Relocating can be one of the most exciting and important decisions a family or individual makes. When families relocate, they’re choosing more than just a house or apartment: they are also selecting the schools, job opportunities, green spaces and other characteristics that come with that community.   And, at the center of it all is a […]

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November 8, 2013

Housing and Health Care – Creating a Stronger America

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Here at HUD our mission is to promote strong communities and affordable housing for the American people.  A key factor in achieving these goals is making sure people have access to quality, affordable health care. Compared to the general population, individuals in HUD-assisted housing are more likely to use emergency rooms and have health problems […]

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