February 18, 2014

HUD’s Recovery Act Programs

Five years ago, a little less than a month after taking office, President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. At the time, the private sector had cut almost 4 million jobs and the country was experiencing the worst recession since the Great Depression. Thanks to President Obama’s bold action, the Recovery […]

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February 14, 2014

A Day in the Life: Community Planning and Development, Boston

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Welcome to another edition of our blog series, A Day in the Life, which will introduce you to HUD employees and highlight the important work they do. Today we meet Laura Schiffer who works as a Community Planning Development representative in the Boston Regional Office. What is your typical day like? There is no typical […]

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February 12, 2014

Join HUD-DOE-EPA for the Obama Administration Green Energy Twitter Town Hall

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You are invited to participate in the Obama Administration Green Energy Twitter Town Hall, a virtual discussion about the green energy policies adopted by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to help improve energy efficiency in commercial buildings, multifamily complexes, and individual […]

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February 6, 2014

Reducing Energy Consumption in Multifamily Buildings Saves Money and Improves Lives

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When President Obama declared in his State of the Union address last week that “climate change is a fact,” he was right. The record setting droughts that are still taking place in the Southwest, the intense wild fires in Colorado last summer, and the extreme heat waves experienced all over the world cannot be ignored. […]

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Birmingham, 50 Years Forward

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As we celebrate Black History Month, I remember when my beloved Birmingham was known as Bombingham. From the 1890s to the early 1960s, almost half of Birmingham’s population was black. But only 15 percent of the city land was zoned for them. Most of the areas where they were forced to live were often located […]

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