April 30, 2015

Healthy Aging Requires Livable Communities

Earlier this week, I traveled to Cleveland, Ohio to speak at the fourth regional forum as part of this year’s White House Conference on Aging (WHCOA).  The meeting brought together a wide variety of leaders to work on a common goal: addressing the changing landscape of aging.

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October 9, 2014

A Victory for a Fairer Housing Market

When we hear that a mother is on maternity leave, most of us smile and realize it’s a special time in that family’s life. But what HUD has found is that often banks hear something else—they hear something that in a steady stream of cases has led lenders to deny, stall or question the home […]

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September 22, 2014

Promise Zones: Creating Opportunities

As the former Mayor of an urban Promise Zone community, I have a unique appreciation for the passion and dedication local leaders have when working to turn around their communities. I saw San Antonio’s Promise Zone create new pathways allowing our citizens the chance to reach higher, dream bigger, and reach goals they never thought […]

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