November 14, 2016

HUD’s Human Touch

My name is Tony Landecker and I work in HUD’s Minneapolis field office. My day-to-day job at HUD is working with public housing authorities in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul area where I help manage their housing units. On September 24th, I volunteered to deploy to Baton Rouge, Louisiana to join the Disaster Response Team to help […]

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December 18, 2015

How the Paris Climate Agreement Impacts Poverty

On Saturday December 13, 2015, 196 nations reached an historic agreement to work together to curb global warming. I had the privilege of attending the UN Conference on Climate Change (COP 21) in Paris, as part of the U.S. Government delegation, representing the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and returned energized by […]

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December 1, 2015

A Coordinated Approach to Recovery and Resiliency

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Our guest bloggers today are Holly Leicht, HUD Region II Administrator; Jerome Hatfield, FEMA Region II Administrator; and Colonel David Caldwell, District Commander for the US Army Corps of Engineers. In the wake of any disaster, anniversaries serve as moments to take stock of how far we’ve come, and how much we have left to accomplish. On […]

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August 28, 2015

Hurricane Katrina: Reflecting on Ten Years of Recovery

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Ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast displacing thousands of residents from their homes. In the aftermath of the storm, Community Planning and Development Representative, Earl Randall was on the ground in New Orleans coordinating responses to Katrina on the HUD reconstitution team. Now as the New Orleans Field Office Director, Earl […]

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