September 30, 2015

Celebrating America’s Rich Ethnic Heritage

Nearly 50 after President Lyndon Johnson established Hispanic Heritage Week, Hispanics represent a vibrant and thriving segment of our diverse nation.  Their histories and cultures extend across centuries and continue to add new chapters to our national story.

July 29, 2015

Protecting the Rights of People Living with HIV/AIDS

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The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) turned 25 on July 26th.  This landmark legislation has had a positive impact on so many lives over the last 25 years – and as I think about the programs I have worked on in the field and at HUD, I think about how much the ADA helped us […]

June 16, 2015

Protecting every person’s access to housing

From the patrons of New York City’s Stonewall Inn whose stand against police brutality in 1969 sparked a national movement, to the brave young people who come out and speak out every day, courageous individuals have fought throughout history to solidify our country’s founding principles and extend democracy’s reach.