December 1, 2016

Creating Healthier Communities with Smoke-Free Public Housing

Over a year ago, Secretary Castro announced a proposed rule to make our nation’s public housing units smoke-free, with the support of public health leaders such as Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy and the Centers for Disease Control, which concluded that there is no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke. Yesterday in Boston, Secretary […]

November 6, 2015

New Choice Neighborhoods Awards Bring Community Transformation Plans to Life

In Sacramento, CA, the River District-Railyards neighborhood, once the western terminus of the First Transcontinental Railroad area, was a hub for industrial, warehousing, and distribution activities in the region. As other modes of transportation became available, however, the area declined and was increasingly isolated for decades. But the community and local leaders have been determined […]

July 20, 2015

Powering a Brighter Future in Public Housing

In 2013, President Obama put forth the Climate Action Plan and established an ambitious goal of reaching 100MW of on-site renewable energy capacity serving federally subsidized housing projects across the country by 2020.  Last week, the White House announced a series of additional initiatives designed to further increase access to renewable energy and ensure that […]