June 18, 2012

Green Living: the Via Verde Way

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Two years ago, Secretary Donovan attended a ground breaking ceremony for the Via Verde affordable housing development in the Bronx.  Today, he went back to Via Verde to attend its ribbon cutting ceremony and to tour the completed units. A model for what affordable housing ought to be, the 222-unit building was designed to achieve […]

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May 30, 2012

Progress in Ending Veterans’ Homelessness

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On any given night you may find a homeless veteran sleeping on the streets or in a homeless shelter.  This is a fact that is unacceptable.  Since the beginning of his administration, President Obama has vowed that we will end veterans’ homelessness by 2015.  It is a promise he intends to keep. In June 2010, […]

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May 7, 2012

Caring for our Nation’s Veterans

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According to the Department of Labor, the unemployment rate of young male veterans returning from the Iraq/Afghanistan wars is at a startling 29 percent.  With statistics like this, it is crucial that we do everything we can to ensure we connect our veterans with jobs and decent, affordable housing. In a recent Washington Post Op-ed, […]

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