September 13, 2011

The Recovery Act Works: Preventing Homelessness for One Million Americans

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Today, HUD celebrates a milestone in a program aimed at filling one of a family’s most basic needs amid financial trouble: a safe place to call home. At today’s meeting of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, Secretary Donovan announced that the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-housing Program, a $1.5 billion initiative funded by the […]

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August 31, 2011

HUD Announces First-Ever Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grants

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We all learn as we grow older – and HUD is no exception. In 1992, HUD launched HOPE VI, an unprecedented grant program aimed at revitalizing severely distressed public housing. HOPE VI gave communities the opportunity to compete for funding to transform areas burdened by blight and crime into neighborhoods of opportunity. Over the lifetime […]

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August 30, 2011

Getting There: When it Comes to Housing Affordability, Transportation Counts

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As I prepared to head to Washington for grad school a few years back, I had visions of city living dancing in my head. Eager to start a new chapter of my life as a 20-something urbanite, I couldn’t wait to find a cute apartment in one of the city’s more bustling neighborhoods. It didn’t […]

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August 26, 2011

Promoting Transparency, Enhancing Oversight of Public Housing Authorities

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Imagine you’ve got your eye on a new car, or you’re buying a TV, or you’re checking out college tuitions. You’d probably do some research to make sure you’re getting your money’s worth, right? With a Google search or a quick scan through Consumer Reports, it’s a breeze to investigate your investment. HUD thinks it […]

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