September 12, 2014

One Year Later: HUD Continues to Champion Recovery and Resilience in Colorado

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This week marks one year since devastating storms impacted more than 24 counties and more than 2,000 square miles in Colorado. The floods took 10 lives, and forced the evacuation of more than 18,000 residents. At the same time, they caused an estimated $3 billion in damage, including $1.7 billion to the state’s infrastructure, $623 […]

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September 18, 2013

After the Storm: HUD’s Role in the Colorado Disaster Relief Effort

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For generations, Colorado has been prized for its vivid and diverse landscape. The state encompasses most of the Southern Rocky Mountains and is world-renown for its skiing, hiking and numerous other opportunities for outdoor adventure. Yet in recent years, I’m afraid Colorado’s natural beauty has become synonymous with disaster and tragedy. The devastating fires of […]

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October 16, 2012

Renewed Opportunity for Housing on the Pine Ridge Reservation

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In a world too often shrouded from most of America, there’s a renewed perspective and promise of opportunity growing among its people.  The Thunder Valley Regenerative Community initiative has inspired the Oglala Lakota Sioux tribe who inhabit the Pine Ridge Reservation ancestral lands in southwest South Dakota to act and plan for important things to […]

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