July 28, 2017

When Disaster Strikes, a Hero Answers the Call

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When floods, tornadoes, or other natural disasters force Americans to flee their home, HUD’s dedicated employees are among the first to the scene to help affected families find shelter. Tony Landecker, a Portfolio Manager in HUD’s Minneapolis-St. Paul field office, is responsible for assisting with the management of the local housing stock. Last year, however, […]

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 […]

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 […]