July 31, 2015

A Journey to Stable Ground

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Nick Heggan has had his share of ups and downs. In his teens, drug use led to an addiction to cocaine and heroin. Following several unsuccessful attempts at recovery, his family became overwhelmed with his addiction and kicked him out.

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July 29, 2015

Protecting the Rights of People Living with HIV/AIDS

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The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) turned 25 on July 26th.  This landmark legislation has had a positive impact on so many lives over the last 25 years – and as I think about the programs I have worked on in the field and at HUD, I think about how much the ADA helped us […]

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The Greening of Jefferson Avenue, Richmond Virginia

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On June 9, I attended a kick-off event for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Greening America’s Capitals award of technical assistance to the City of Richmond. The goal of the three-day event was to gather input from community stakeholders to improve pedestrian and bicyclist mobility and safety along the Jefferson Avenue corridor in the Union […]

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