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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April 19, 2012

Join me for a Sustainable Communities Earth Day Twitter Town Hall

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Earth Day carries a different significance to many people. For some it’s a day to call attention to issues of environmental justice, to others it’s a day to highlight achievements in energy efficiency, and yet for others it’s a day to admire and preserve our planet’s natural wonders. For us here at HUD’s Office of […]

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March 27, 2012

Infrastructure Investments Can Help Alleviate Housing and Transportation Costs for Middle Class Families

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As President Obama often says, “this is a make or break moment for the middle class” and for those who are working hard to reach it. The American middle class is beginning to recover from the economic crisis. The economy has added private sector jobs for two straight years, for a total of over 3.9 […]

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February 27, 2012

Council on Environmental Quality Releases Federal Agencies Environmental Justice Plans

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Today, HUD and all federal agencies, under the leadership of the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), released environmental justice strategies, implementation plans and progress reports, outlining steps agencies will take to protect communities facing greater health and environmental risks. The release of the environmental justice strategies is part […]

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December 21, 2011

Daily Housing News Round-Up

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            Home of the day: Solar panels atop Washington D.C’s new affordable housing community Sheridan Station Secretary Donovan announces over $1.4 billion in Continuum of Care funding for homeless programs. The New York Times examines the challenges our cities face as they try to make do with less CDBG funds. […]

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