October 12, 2011

Project Rebuild: In Richmond and Columbus, a Case for the American Jobs Act

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Last week, Secretary Donovan visited Richmond, VA and Columbus, OH to see firsthand how previous neighborhood stabilization efforts have helped revitalize neighborhoods, create jobs,  stabilize home prices, and stimulate  local economies. It was a chance to see the impact HUD has had in neighborhoods that were affected by the foreclosure crisis and also demonstrate how […]

October 6, 2011

The Hill: Rebuilding America’s Economy

Over at The Hill, Mercedes Marquez, Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development, offers an excellent look at Project Rebuild – a core component of President Obama’s proposed American Jobs Act. Project Rebuild would build on the successes of HUD’s ongoing neighborhood stabilization efforts, which have already generated nearly 90,000 jobs and rehabilitated approximately 95,000 […]

September 8, 2011

Putting Americans Back to Work

Tonight, President Obama unveiled the “American Jobs Act” – a proposal that will put Americans back to work immediately. The set of ideas proposed in the American Jobs Act have bipartisan support – from cutting the payroll tax cut in half for 98 percent of businesses, to preventing 280,000 layoffs of teachers and first responders, […]