May 15, 2012

Collaborative effort improves residents’ lives in Watertown, Mass.

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Julia Gitis, Presidential Management Fellow, HUD’s Boston Regional Office Every day, local Housing Authorities (HAs) face the challenge of providing affordable housing to their residents. Much of the hard work goes unrecognized. Recently, at the annual awards dinner of the Watertown-Belmont Chamber of Commerce, the Watertown Housing Authority was spotlighted with a Special Recognition Award. […]

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May 9, 2012

New HAMP Enhancements Will Help Military Homeowners

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Cross posted from WhiteHouse.gov Our military families make many sacrifices for our nation, and not just when a servicemember goes into combat. Military families also face challenges when a servicemember receives orders for a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) move to another base, and the family has to decide whether to go along or live […]

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May 4, 2012

HUD receives the Association of Government Accountants Certificate of Excellence in Accountability Reporting award for its FY 2011 Annual Report

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HUD’s Office of the Chief Financial Officer, Financial Policy and Procedures Division This marks the sixth year that HUD participated in the CEAR review process, and it is a tribute to all those involved in the annual reporting process that HUD has received this prestigious award for the sixth consecutive year.  The CEAR program was […]

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May 3, 2012

Keepers of the Fire uphold a commitment to their heritage

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Francis Harjo, HUD’s Office of Public and Indian Housing, Office of Native American Programs Yesterday, the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi dedicated a new community center thanks in large part to a $2 million dollar grant from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.  The long awaited community center embodies the Band’s mission to preserve Mother Earth […]

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April 25, 2012

463 units to be made safe for Chicago area children

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Michael Lawyer, Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control Being a parent means always worrying about your kids. Part of HUD’s mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. For a parent, one of the biggest factors in a quality home is that it won’t harm your children. […]

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