September 18, 2013

After the Storm: HUD’s Role in the Colorado Disaster Relief Effort

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For generations, Colorado has been prized for its vivid and diverse landscape. The state encompasses most of the Southern Rocky Mountains and is world-renown for its skiing, hiking and numerous other opportunities for outdoor adventure. Yet in recent years, I’m afraid Colorado’s natural beauty has become synonymous with disaster and tragedy. The devastating fires of […]

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August 29, 2013

Eight Years After Hurricane Katrina: The Obama Administration’s Commitment to Rebuilding Better

This week marks the 8th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Although a number of years have passed since that devastating storm hit the Gulf Coast, none of us will ever forget the tragic events that unfolded in its aftermath and the incredible pain inflicted on the region. That is why President Obama has made improving the […]

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June 26, 2013

Seeking Innovative Solutions to Answer President Obama’s Call to Fight Climate Change

Yesterday, President Obama put forward a comprehensive Climate Action Plan that will cut U.S. carbon pollution and begin to slow the effects of climate change so we leave a cleaner, more stable environment for future generations. The President’s plan also invests to strengthen our roads, bridges, and shorelines so we can better protect people’s homes, […]

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January 14, 2013

Disaster Recovery

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In wake of the devastation in New York and New Jersey resulting from Hurricane Sandy, an opportunity arose for HUD employees throughout the Nation to rally together in a time of need and assist with the Department’s response, recovery and planning efforts.   During the first two months following the hurricane; HUD Region VIII was able […]

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January 2, 2013

Setting Up the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force

For some of us, the holiday season is when we join together and celebrate our blessings. But for the families whose homes or small businesses were damaged or those who lost loved ones during Hurricane Sandy, this season is a time of grief, confusion and uncertainty, as they work to rebuild their homes and their […]

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