May 15, 2012

Collaborative effort improves residents’ lives in Watertown, Mass.

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Julia Gitis, Presidential Management Fellow, HUD’s Boston Regional Office Every day, local Housing Authorities (HAs) face the challenge of providing affordable housing to their residents. Much of the hard work goes unrecognized. Recently, at the annual awards dinner of the Watertown-Belmont Chamber of Commerce, the Watertown Housing Authority was spotlighted with a Special Recognition Award. […]

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May 3, 2012

Keepers of the Fire uphold a commitment to their heritage

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Francis Harjo, HUD’s Office of Public and Indian Housing, Office of Native American Programs Yesterday, the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi dedicated a new community center thanks in large part to a $2 million dollar grant from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.  The long awaited community center embodies the Band’s mission to preserve Mother Earth […]

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April 18, 2012

Daily Housing News Round-Up

Today, Maurice Jones was sworn-in as HUD’s new Deputy Secretary. Chicago Tribune reports, HUD Secretary Donovan tours Pullman Wheelworks Apartments, a complex undergoing a transformation alongside the neighborhood. Philadelphia Magazine shines a light on a public-private housing initiative set to assist low-income LGBT seniors. Similarly, ground was broken for an affordable special-needs community Promise House […]

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April 12, 2012

In-Vet-Ments

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HUD Region 10 Public Affairs Soldiers in combat don’t have much time to worry about having a roof over their heads.  But it’s back on the agenda once they return home. Turns out, though, that a lot of veterans have a hard time finding one.  Every two years in the dead of winter thousands of […]

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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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