September 30, 2011

HUD Speaks Your Language

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Finding help and seeking advice can be hard. Imagine how much harder it gets when you’re not sure how to ask for it. That’s why HUD is awarding $649,000 to organizations in diverse communities across the country to help break through any language barriers.  By helping those with limited English proficiency access information on HUD […]

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September 26, 2011

HUD and Partners Launch “I-10-K: Collaborating for Livable and Inclusive Cities” at Clinton Global Initiative

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Half of the global population lives in cities today – and by 2050, the United Nations predicts three out of every four people will call an urban area home. Pair the growing global population’s shift to the cities with looming concerns like climate change, and it’s easy to see why HUD and our partners in […]

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Sustainability: As HUD Takes a Closer Look, Evidence Matters

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 A close friend of mine lives in an apartment building that’s practically a case study in why multifamily rental complexes make such promising targets for sustainability improvements. It’s a raggedy old building. The pipes leak, the toilet runs, and the constant whir of the window A/C units in the summer makes it hard to ignore […]

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September 21, 2011

HUD Grants Nearly $9 Million to Support Americans with HIV/AIDS

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It’s no secret that a tough economy makes it even harder for low-income families and individuals to get by. Imagine, then, the struggles faced by those contending not just with poverty, but with HIV/AIDS. Among the primary goals in the White House’s National HIV/AIDS Strategy are improving health outcomes and reducing health disparities for those […]

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September 15, 2011

ArtPlace: A Creative Consortium for Community Recovery

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Today, the New York Times profiles a truly exciting program spearheaded by the National Endowment for the Arts and supported by HUD. This initiative, ArtPlace, will breathe fresh life into 34 projects across the country, revitalizing struggling communities and vacant buildings by turning them into cultural hubs where artists and creative spirits can gather to […]

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