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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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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August 21, 2014

HUD’s CDBG Program at 40: A Legacy of Opportunity

Forty years ago this month, President Gerald Ford signed into law the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, giving birth to the Community Development Block Grant Program.  In the 40 years since, CDBG has been at work in thousands of urban and rural communities, supporting a wide variety of activities from improving public infrastructure […]

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