November 21, 2011

Daily Housing Round-up

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Welcome back HUDlers!! Let’s celebrate Monday with the day’s top housing stories… Charlotte, NC amongst many cities to be awarded HUD sustainable communities grants. Pismo Beach, CA celebrates first low-income housing project. Habitat for Humanity helping to lower utility costs. Speaking of utilities, here are some tips to help reduce those monthly bills. Supporting our […]

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October 17, 2011

National Journal Spotlights Choice Neighborhoods

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This weekend, the National Journal’s Ronald Brownstein turned his eye to Chicago’s struggling Woodlawn neighborhood, a South Side community long saddled with “the full catalog of urban ills”: high unemployment, dilapidated public housing, deteriorating buildings with no commercial presence save a few beat-up salons and dollar stores, and a host of other interconnected burdens that […]

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August 22, 2011

Housing Choice Vouchers: Empowering Families to Prosper

HUD’s Housing Choice Voucher program – also known as the Section 8 program – is a critical part of the nation’s safety net for some of our most vulnerable Americans. This program provides over 2 million very low-income households, often including an elderly or disabled family member, with subsidies to find safe, decent, affordable housing […]

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May 18, 2011

Huffington Post: Media Hit on Housing Programs Is Off Target

Unless you work at HUD or one of its public or private partners – or consider yourself a housing wonk – you might not realize that HUD’s HOME program is completely separate from public housing. It’s easy to get confused! After all, HOME plays a huge role in keeping housing affordable for all Americans. However, […]

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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 […]

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