November 26, 2014

What does home mean to children in South Boston’s Old Colony public housing?

How do you define home? Recently, we asked the children of South Boston’s Old Colony public housing community to share with us what home means to them.  These children have seen a dramatic transformation take place in their community with new homes replacing the original 73-year-old housing through two phases of redevelopment.

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August 5, 2014

A new chapter for Magnolia Crossing in Yazoo, Mississippi

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July 10, 2014 was ground breaking day for the Magnolia Crossing Development renovation project in Yazoo City, MS. As an intern, it was my first day personally seeing the results of the Rental Assistance Demonstration, or “RAD,” program. Before the ceremony, the letters RAD simply meant a program in HUD that I viewed on paper. […]

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January 23, 2014

Investing in Communities to Provide Affordable Housing

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Passion White found herself in a women’s shelter while her children were living with other family members.  She was working full-time but she still couldn’t make ends meet.  White found affordable housing at Compton Apartments.  The affordable rent allowed White to bring her children under one roof where the family was safe.  Now she is […]

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December 4, 2013

Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative is Finalist for Innovations in American Government Award

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Cross posted from ED.gov Last week, The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, announced the finalists for the Innovations in American Government Award. From a pool of more than 600 applicants, the White House Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative is one of five finalists being recognized for the positive impact […]

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