July 11, 2017

Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly First to Reach Multifamily Affordable Housing Energy Efficiency Goal – Ahead of Schedule

Staff fondly call it “Boston’s best kept secret” in affordable housing. But now the national spotlight has found Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly (JCHE), which this spring became the nation’s first multifamily affordable housing provider to achieve the Better Buildings Challenge (BBC) goal, achieving an impressive 24 percent energy savings in just six years.

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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 […]

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May 11, 2015

Supporting Infrastructure Development for More Resilient Communities

It’s National Infrastructure Week, and at HUD, we’re recognizing the vital role infrastructure plays in creating opportunity for people across the country, from large urban areas to rural communities. America’s infrastructure helps people get to work and school, brings us fresh water to drink, removes and treats waste, provides safe and healthy homes, connects us […]

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