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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January 30, 2012

The Face of Homelessness

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I observed the men, women and children standing in the cold, waiting for a hot meal on a Tuesday in January, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Not just any Tuesday, but the day each year when thousands of volunteers across the country fan out to collect information on the number of homeless individuals living in the […]

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December 9, 2011

Sustainable Planning for Colorado’s Future

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When local, state and federal governments work together, as partners, they shape a practical vision for how the future can look and maximize use of taxpayers funding to benefit all. The metropolitan region’s leadership proved working together pays off by fifty-six local governments coming together to celebrate the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development’s […]

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