February 12, 2013

Attractive, Affordable Housing Making a Difference in Atlanta

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The City of Atlanta is successfully restoring the Edgewood neighborhood to its former beauty while incorporating green building design through HUD’s Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP).  The goal of the program is to stabilize communities that have suffered from foreclosures and abandonment.  Now, with the assistance of NSP, Edgewood is in the midst of a community […]

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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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December 21, 2012

Unexpected Gifts

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“Is it time to put the presents under the tree Mommy?” My three year old daughter Gabrielle looked up at me, as the lights from our Christmas tree reflected in her pleading eyes. I reached out and squeezed her tiny outstretched hand. “No honey. We’ve got to wait just a little while longer.” Its part […]

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December 10, 2012

Small Organization is Doing Big Things for Affordable Housing

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People’s Self Help Housing (PSHH) is a HUD-funding non-profit housing organization in Lewis County, Kentucky that is doing some innovative things in energy-efficient home building.  Most notable is a development named Ever Green in the little town of Tollesboro.  Ever Green sits on 12 acres of land where PSHH launched a “construction laboratory” to experiment […]

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December 6, 2012

Collaboration and Integrated Planning is Empowering People and Inspiring Change in Jacksonville

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The economic and physical health statistical realities in Jacksonville, Florida’s Health Zone 1 resemble those of third-world developing nations and stand in sharp contrast to the vibrant city adjacent to it. The area has a 26 percent poverty rate; median incomes are 50% below the county’s average and adverse significant health disparities abound. All of […]

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