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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February 6, 2012

New HUD rule on Equal Access

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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development posted an new rule that will be important in the fight against discrimination by ensuring that all HUD core programs are open to eligible persons regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or marital status.  This action will also support achievement of the goals of the National HIV/AIDS […]

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January 30, 2012

The Face of Homelessness

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I observed the men, women and children standing in the cold, waiting for a hot meal on a Tuesday in January, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Not just any Tuesday, but the day each year when thousands of volunteers across the country fan out to collect information on the number of homeless individuals living in the […]

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January 27, 2012

A Guamanian dream

With the governor’s goal to build 3,000 new affordable homes by 2017 in the background, Guam is moving forward on more affordable housing for its residents. A groundbreaking ceremony held in the Machananano area this week will lead to 10 single-family affordable three-bedroom 1,250-square-foot homes. “This is about the Guamanian dream, about people owning a […]

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