September 30, 2013

A Day in the Life: SNAPS

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Welcome to the very first 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.  Today, we meet Marcy Thompson, a Program Specialist in HUD’s Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs – a mouthful, I know, which is why HUD […]

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September 23, 2013

Secretary Donovan and the Future of Our Cities

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On Friday, Secretary Donovan traveled to New York City to speak at the TED City 2.0 Conference about poverty and the future of our cities.  He discussed why it’s so important for us to collaborate and connect with each other so that we may tackle poverty and push to shape a better future for our […]

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April 19, 2013

We Remember

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Eighteen years ago today on April 19, 1995, the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City was bombed, killing 168 public servants.  HUD lost 35 of its own on that terrible day – amazing and vital lives cut short by an act of terrorism. Fifty HUD employees survived, along with employees from other federal […]

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January 11, 2013

Everyone Counts!

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HUD and Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Cyndi Lauper are joining forces to “Make Everyone Count,” a national campaign to support local one-night counts of homeless persons and families.  Cyndi Lauper and the True Colors Fund’s Forty to None Project produced a national public service announcement to encourage viewers to contribute their time to gather […]

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December 17, 2012

Housing our most vulnerable homeless population

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Homelessness affects thousands of people across our Nation.  Many may think that homelessness is impossible to solve.  Not true.  As long as we come together as a country and combine federal resources with those at the local level, ending homelessness IS within our reach. The 100K Homes Campaign is a grassroots movement bringing communities together […]

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