September 4, 2012

Help After Isaac

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HUD is doing everything it can to help folks in need after Hurricane Isaac.  After President Obama’s issuance of a disaster declaration for certain counties and parishes in Mississippi and Louisiana HUD Secretary Donovan announced that HUD will speed federal disaster assistance to those two states. HUD also put together local disaster relief and emergency […]

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August 10, 2012

Kentucky Energy-Efficient Homes Pay Back Homeowners

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Thanks to a HUD Rural Housing Economic Development grant along with a Community Development Block Grant and Recovery Act funding, a five home development is making its mark in rural Emlyn, Kentucky as the first near zero energy-efficient subdivision of its kind in the state.  Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation (KHIC) along with approximately three dozen partners […]

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June 28, 2012

Know Your Status — Get Linked to HIV Care

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A key tool in combating HIV/AIDS is the use of real information—take the test and take control.  Knowing your status is the first step in making decisions about maintaining your health, whether it is positive or negative. You can find a local testing site here as well as a locator for your area’s health care, […]

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June 7, 2012

Plenty Proud

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HUD Region 10 Public Affairs Proud Ground, a non-profit based in Portland, has been in the homeownership business for 13 years and it has lots to show for it. Proud Ground has helped Oregonians like Kelli Jarrell, a grandmother, who recently bought her first home –  a 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath, 1600 square foot home […]

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May 8, 2012

A Revolution in Planning

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It used to be that HUD would require more than 1,200 cities, counties and states to undergo a paper-based, time-intensive and costly planning process as a condition of receiving billions of dollars in federal funding. No more. HUD is launching the eCon Planning Suite, a set of 21st Century data and technology tools to help communities […]

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