October 20, 2011

HUD Study: Better Neighborhoods Linked to Better Health

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A new HUD study published in today’s New England Journal of Medicine is garnering major press attention for offering some of the strongest evidence ever to support what many have long suspected: Moving to a better neighborhood improves your health. In the 1990s, as part of HUD’s Moving to Opportunity program, the Department offered poor […]

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October 17, 2011

National Journal Spotlights Choice Neighborhoods

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This weekend, the National Journal’s Ronald Brownstein turned his eye to Chicago’s struggling Woodlawn neighborhood, a South Side community long saddled with “the full catalog of urban ills”: high unemployment, dilapidated public housing, deteriorating buildings with no commercial presence save a few beat-up salons and dollar stores, and a host of other interconnected burdens that […]

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October 13, 2011

In Cleveland, Another Reason America Needs Project Rebuild

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Today, the Washington Post takes a look at Cleveland, a city hit hard by foreclosures that have left houses abandoned and decaying, dragging down nearby home values and threatening to further destabilize struggling neighborhoods. There’s good news, though. Cleveland has solid recipe for recovery cooking – and if passed, the American Jobs Act would provide […]

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October 12, 2011

Project Rebuild: In Richmond and Columbus, a Case for the American Jobs Act

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Last week, Secretary Donovan visited Richmond, VA and Columbus, OH to see firsthand how previous neighborhood stabilization efforts have helped revitalize neighborhoods, create jobs,  stabilize home prices, and stimulate  local economies. It was a chance to see the impact HUD has had in neighborhoods that were affected by the foreclosure crisis and also demonstrate how […]

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