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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April 18, 2014

Strengthening Local Partnerships to Advance Solar Energy in Affordable Housing

President Obama has made addressing climate change one of the top priorities of his agenda.  As part of this work, his Administration has worked tirelessly with local leaders to support cutting-edge renewable energy technologies and, in recent years, we’ve seen great progress.  As the President stated in this year’s State of the Union Address, “every […]

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December 4, 2013

Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative is Finalist for Innovations in American Government Award

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Cross posted from ED.gov Last week, The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, announced the finalists for the Innovations in American Government Award. From a pool of more than 600 applicants, the White House Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative is one of five finalists being recognized for the positive impact […]

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August 29, 2013

HUD-VASH Gives Homeless Veteran Hope for Housing and Better Future

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The HUD Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program is a relatively new cross agency initiative that helps homeless veterans by offering them not only housing, but also supportive services.  These supportive services offer the type of assistance that many chronically homeless veterans need to overcome the obstacles that have led them, and sometimes their families, […]

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July 2, 2013

Ribbon-cutting marks redevelopment of 40-year-old affordable housing complex

When Angela Holm moved out of Charlesview Apartments years ago, she knew she would always remain a part of the tight-knit community she grew up in. Now she, along with local dignitaries and residents past and present, celebrated the grand opening of the new Charlesview Residences at Brighton Mills. The 340-unit mixed-income, mixed-use development in […]

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