May 17, 2012

Countdown to Father’s Day 2012

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One month from today on June 17th families across the U.S. will celebrate Father’s Day.  Last year, HUD put a new twist on this American celebration when we asked the nation’s 3,200 public housing authorities to host events on the Saturday before the actual holiday that brought together fathers and their children who live in […]

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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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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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April 2, 2012

Moving Forward Together to Reduce Youth Violence

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Our guest blogger today is Maria Queen, Federal Interagency Youth Initiatives, Community and Supportive Services Grant Manager, Office of Public and Indian Housing Youth violence is a serious problem in the United States. The U.S. Center for Disease Control estimates that 5,048 youth between the ages of 10 and 24 were victims of homicide in 2009. Youth and […]

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