January 22, 2013

Giving Back to our Communities

Since taking office four years ago, President Obama has asked Americans to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by taking part in the National Day of Service.  Every year since then President Obama and First Lady ask Americans to roll up their sleeves and volunteer in their communities. This year, […]

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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 20, 2012

Seeing Long Island’s Sandy Recovery Efforts Firsthand

Earlier this week, I traveled to Long Island to see the damage from Hurricane Sandy and hear directly from local officials about the need for federal support of ongoing recovery and redevelopment efforts. Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and Suffolk County Executive Steven Bellone graciously welcomed me to Long Island for the day, which […]

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December 19, 2012

Leading the Sandy Recovery Efforts

As a native of New York, I am honored that President Obama has chosen me to lead the Federal government’s rebuilding effort in response to the damage and destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy.  Like so many residents and former residents of the region, this disaster has had a personal impact on me, as friends and […]

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