April 11, 2012

HuffPost Politics Blog: Housing As a Pathway to Better Health and More Opportunity

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Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for HUD’s Office of Public and Indian Housing. This entry was co-authored with HUD Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research Dr. Raphael Bostic. The connection between housing and health is one that average families feel every day. More than 6.8 million American households pay more than half their income for […]

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September 15, 2011

ArtPlace: A Creative Consortium for Community Recovery

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Today, the New York Times profiles a truly exciting program spearheaded by the National Endowment for the Arts and supported by HUD. This initiative, ArtPlace, will breathe fresh life into 34 projects across the country, revitalizing struggling communities and vacant buildings by turning them into cultural hubs where artists and creative spirits can gather to […]

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August 5, 2011

A Fresh Start in New Orleans

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I remember as if it were yesterday. Public housing residents in the City of New Orleans expressed outrage during the debate over whether to close four of the city’s largest public housing developments after they were severely damaged during Hurricane Katrina. HUD proposed rebuilding better, brighter affordable housing for New Orleans families. It’s been a […]

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