May 3, 2011

Housing Authorities to Celebrate Fathers

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Our guest blogger today is Ron Ashford, HUD’s Office of Public and Indian Housing I still remember like it was yesterday – the day my son Tyler came home from the hospital.  The exhaustion of waking up at 3 a.m., the first awkward attempts at changing a diaper and, of course, the euphoria (and terror) […]

April 7, 2011

To Renovate, and Surpass, City’s Legacy

NEW ORLEANS — As Democrats and Republicans continue to feud over the budget, and the federal government prepares to shut down, the effect of the budget war on the fate of a single proposal for the renovation of a dilapidated public housing project in New Orleans may seem inconsequential. The proposal, which calls for transforming […]

April 6, 2011

Giving Our Children Opportunity by Transforming Neighborhoods

Today, I joined Mayor Bloomberg to attend the ground-breaking of the Promise Academy Charter School in the Harlem Children’s Zone, the remarkable education and anti-poverty effort led by Geoffrey Canada. What makes the Harlem Children’s Zone unique isn’t simply that it encourages children to have dreams – but that it helps children see a path […]