April 9, 2012

Calling all Community Foundations!

Written by:

Ana Marie Argilagos, HUD’s Office of  International and Philanthropic Innovation In the United States, community foundations serve tens of thousands of people, administer more than $49 billion in charitable funds, and address the core concerns of more than 725 communities and regions. Not only are these community-based foundations a valuable sources of local wealth held […]

March 26, 2012

Strong Cities Strong Communities Fellowship Program Applications Due on Thursday March 30

Earlier this month, HUD, the German Marshall Fund, and the White House Domestic Policy Council launched the Strong Cities, Strong Communities (SC 2) Fellowship Program.  Applications for the SC2 Fellowship are due on Thursday March 30th. The SC2 fellowship is part of the SC2 Initiative which is a new and customized pilot initiative to spark […]

March 1, 2012

HUD’s First Twitter Town Hall is a Success!

On Tuesday, HUD hosted for the first time ever, a Twitter Town Hall to launch the Strong Communities, Strong Cities (SC2) Fellowship program.  The Obama Administration launched the SC2 initiative last summer as a pilot initiative to establish interagency collaboration and spark economic growth.  The fellowship program will be a fundamental element of this initiative.  […]

September 14, 2011

From One Homeowner to Another: “Help is out there.”

Our guest bloggers today are Phyllis Caldwell, Chief of Treasury’s Homeownership Preservation Office and Raphael Bostic, HUD Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research. Foreclosure can have a devastating effect on families and communities. According to recent data, roughly one in 11 homeowners has missed two or more mortgage payments. As many Americans struggle with […]