October 22, 2012

Get the most out of POST

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Where can you find in one place a wealth of HUD-related information from the guidebook for HUD’s Housing Choice Voucher Program to directories for the 3,200 public housing authorities (PHA) and HUD’s 9,000 employees across the U.S. to a glossary of HUD acronyms that will help you understand “HUDspeak”? All of this information and much […]

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August 5, 2011

A Fresh Start in New Orleans

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I remember as if it were yesterday. Public housing residents in the City of New Orleans expressed outrage during the debate over whether to close four of the city’s largest public housing developments after they were severely damaged during Hurricane Katrina. HUD proposed rebuilding better, brighter affordable housing for New Orleans families. It’s been a […]

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July 15, 2011

Improving the Nation’s Public Housing

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The homes of approximately 1.2 million American families will get physical upgrades thanks to $1.9 billon HUD awarded to more than 3,000 public housing authorities in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  This funding allows these agencies to make large-scale improvements to their public housing units, […]

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May 25, 2011

Providing More Opportunities to Succeed

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In the coming months, nearly a dozen housing authorities will begin using grants from HUD’s Capital Fund Education and Training Community Facilities Program to create education centers for children and adults who live in public housing and the surrounding neighborhood. These agencies will begin working with community colleges, local libraries and other non-profit organizations to […]

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