December 7, 2012

President Obama Recognizes Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation

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This has been an amazing week!  Not only did 375 HUD Sustainable Communities grantees, federal partners and technical assistance organizations get together in Washington to share strategies and best practices, President Obama recognized the Thunder Valley CDC, a 2010 grantee, at the 2012 Tribal Nations Conference on Wednesday.  “I’m hopeful because of young folks like […]

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December 3, 2012

Creating a Greener Tomorrow through Community Partnerships

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I’ll never forget the site visit I made to Des Moines, Iowa this past fall to attend a community open house for The Tomorrow Plan: Partnering for a Green Greater Tomorrow.  Downtown Des Moines is experiencing a bit of a boom, with historic buildings being turned into sought-after apartments and a slew of new pubs […]

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October 16, 2012

Renewed Opportunity for Housing on the Pine Ridge Reservation

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In a world too often shrouded from most of America, there’s a renewed perspective and promise of opportunity growing among its people.  The Thunder Valley Regenerative Community initiative has inspired the Oglala Lakota Sioux tribe who inhabit the Pine Ridge Reservation ancestral lands in southwest South Dakota to act and plan for important things to […]

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August 23, 2012

Eight Federal Agencies Align Work in Northwest Indiana

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There is a feeling of revitalization in Northwest Indiana and it is the result of partnerships working together for the good of the region.  HUD is proud to be part of one of the key partnerships — federal agencies collaborating to create synergistic, creative solutions to regional issues. Early in his administration, President Obama directed […]

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July 2, 2012

Communities Built to Last

Cross posted from Fastlane.DOT.gov Americans want transportation choices.  And with the TIGER grant program, we’re committed to investing in innovative projects that deliver those options, whether it means taking public transportation, walking, or driving a car. Last week, DOT joined the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to announce a $14.9 million TIGER grant for the Main […]

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