January 21, 2015

Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grants are Transforming Neighborhoods

On January 16th, HUD Secretary Julián Castro announced a new round of Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grants. After a highly competitive process with over 50 applicants, targeted federal investments of up to $500,000 were awarded to neighborhoods in: Flint, MI; Gary, IN; Louisville, KY; Mobile, AL; North Las Vegas, NV; and St. Louis, MO. These awards […]

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November 19, 2014

Form a Team. Create a Plan. Make a Real-World Impact

Introducing the 2015 HUD Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition We are excited to announce the second year of the HUD Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition (IAH). The competition officially launched November 12 and registration is now open! Complete information is available on the competition’s website.

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November 12, 2014

We are ending homelessness

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Walking down the street, we see individuals and families, our neighbors, without a home of their own, living in our shelters or even on our streets.  Too often, we turn away or avoid acknowledging their struggles at all.   Whether it’s a veteran trying to keep warm on a cold night, young people sleeping on sidewalks, […]

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August 25, 2014

Creating Cities of Opportunity

Fiorello LaGuardia, a former Mayor of New York City, famously said “there is no Republican way or Democratic way to clean a street or build a sewer, but merely a right way and a wrong way.”  As a former Mayor myself, I have a deep appreciation of LaGuardia’s sentiment.

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